may, 2018

31may01junMCLA Eighth Grade Career Fair8:15 -11:30 AM | MCLA Bowman Hall(may 31) 8:15 AM - (june 1) 11:30 AM MCLA Campus Center, 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247


Event Details

MCLA Eighth Grade Career Fair
8:15 – 11:30 AM
Bowman Hall, 375 Church Street
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will welcome approximately 800 eighth graders from seven Berkshire County schools on Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, when they attend the Seventh Annual Eighth Grade Career Fair in Bowman Hall on the MCLA campus.
Eighth graders from Hoosac Valley Middle/High School in Cheshire, Berkshire Arts and Technology (BART) Charter School in Adams, and Drury Middle/High School in North Adams will attend the Fair on May 31, 8:15-10 a.m. Students who are in the eighth grade at Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield will participate that same day, 9:45-11:30 a.m.
On June 1, eighth grade students from Mt. Greylock Middle/High School in Williamstown and Nessacus Middle School in Dalton will attend the Fair, 8:15-10 a.m. They will be followed that day by students from Reid Middle School in Pittsfield and Gabrielle Abbott School in Florida, who will participate from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Funded in part by a grant from the Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Pittsfield, and sponsored by MCLA and the Berkshire Compact for Education, the Fair will help students learn about different types of jobs and careers so that they can make informed decisions about course selection in high school and begin to think about higher education and a career.
The Fair will include a motivational video from the state’s “WOW Initiative,” to introduce students to career opportunities within the, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.
Each student also will attend two workshops of their choice, which will be led by local employers, as well as high school and college faculty. The 22 career workshops include those in education, environmental studies, journalism, law enforcement, culinary arts, health care, law, engineering, advanced manufacturing, aviation and the arts.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) is the Commonwealth’s public liberal arts college and a campus of the Massachusetts state university system. MCLA promotes excellence in learning and teaching, innovative scholarship, intellectual creativity, public service, applied knowledge, and active and responsible citizenship. MCLA graduates are prepared to be practical problem solvers and engaged, resilient global citizens.
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May 31 (Thursday) 8:15 AM - June 1 (Friday) 11:30 AM



MCLA Campus Center, 375 Church St, North Adams, MA 01247