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BCC, Greylock Insurance Agency to Offer Career Workshop

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Community College’s (BCC) Office of Community Education & Workforce Development, in collaboration with Greylock Insurance Agency, will offer a new workshop, “Introduction to Insurance” (INS 21), starting in September.

The workshop, which will run on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. from Sept. 22 through Nov. 10, will explore the many diverse careers in the insurance industry, from IT to marketing.

Students will identify and describe the basic principles of insurance as well as how insurance jobs relate to one another, and will become familiar with the principles that underlie property and liability insurance. The course will also introduce students to insurance contracts, marketing, underwriting, claims adjustment, risk management, and general policy provisions.

The course, which will be taught by Sharon MacEachern, assistant vice president of Operations at Greylock Insurance, is made possible through Greylock Insurance Agency and its matching grant donation from Arbella Insurance Foundation. The cost per participant is $240 and includes all materials. Classes will be held in Melville Hall (Room 201) on BCC’s main campus in Pittsfield.

“Introduction to Insurance” is the first of three eight-week courses required to earn an AINS (associate in general insurance) designation. Participants who complete all three courses will also receive a certificate of completion from Berkshire Community College. To register, visit www.berkshirecc.edu/workshops or call (413) 236-2127.