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Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington is part of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, which has received $41,250 in state funding to support a career employment initiative.

GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshire Hills Regional School District has received $41,250 from the Baker-Polito Administration to support Innovation Pathway programs, which provide high school students with opportunities to learn and gain experience in a particular industry through career exploration, technical courses and internships.

Students are also able to enroll in post-secondary courses, at no cost to them, to help them make progress toward industry-recognized credentials. Most Innovation Pathways are in STEM-related fields, including advanced manufacturing, information technology, environmental and life sciences, health care and social assistance, and business and finance.

The Baker-Polito Administration launched these early career programs in 2017 to help students develop knowledge and skills related to a chosen field of study before they graduate high school.