Providing an inspiring space, opportunities, and tools for people to transform their lives.
The Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) was created, in part, to prepare adults for high-demand jobs in the growing medical corridor. More than 74,000 Western New Yorkers work in healthcare related jobs. Rapid growth has created an imbalance, as many employers struggle to fill critical open positions, despite the large number of unemployed adults in our city. BCAT’s response is to directly align our workforce development training with industry needs.
BCAT Creates Careers
Each year, we partner with top medical leaders to develop a NO COST training curriculum with internship opportunities for young adults and adults continuing their education. Thanks to our generous donors, each student receives a full scholarship to cover the cost for tuition and books.
The BCAT model gives our adult learners the opportunity to not only receive training and academic education, but also: professional development, social-emotional development and a dedicated support system to help them navigate their new journey.
BCAT is a New York State Education Department-licensed program, and the curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the administrators of Erie County Medical Center; Kaleida Health; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Catholic Health Systems.
Students enrolled in BCAT’s Adult Workforce Program must exhibit appropriate attendance as well as appropriate workplace behavior, attire and communication skills.
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