Berkshire Compact for Education
The Berkshire Compact for Education is a countywide initiative focused on promoting a continuum of education in Berkshire County. The Compact serves all Berkshire County residents, with the premise that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, should have the opportunity to aspire to higher education. The Berkshire Compact has more than 80 members that meet as a group on a regular basis and participate on subcommittees focused on raising student aspirations to attend college and making connections between workforce needs and the education system.
The Compact focuses on:
- Raising the aspirations of our residents to
view a minimum of 16 years of education or training as the norm.
- Providing them with access to education
- Encouraging them to obtain
the skills, technologies and tools they need to enjoy all the
opportunities presented by the new economy of Berkshire County.