North County Eighth Graders Attend Career Fair


This January, MCLA welcomed approximately 400 eighth graders from Drury High School, Hoosac Valley High School, Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Clarksburg Elementary, Abbott Elementary and Berkshire Arts and Technology School to come to the campus to learn about future career possibilities.  Each student chose two workshops to attend taught by Berkshire County professionals in 18 fields such as engineering, health care, the arts, and educationi.

Comments from students who have attended the fair:

"It really got us thinking about our future."

"I enjoyed meet[ing] people that are professional at there jobs and are showing us, too, that we can make a difference."

"It showed if you work hard, you can accomplish a lot."

It "made me realize how important it [college] can be and that it will pay off if you get a college education."

"It helped you understand that you have many people around you to help with your education."