What is BCAT?

Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) is based on Pittsburgh’s Manchester Bidwell Corporation, a nationally recognized arts and training center founded in 1969 by Bill StricklandBCAT provides resilient learners needing targeted supports with educational and career-centered opportunities in an environment of hope and discovery. We mentor and prepare adults to secure new career pathways in the healthcare fields. We motivate high school youth to stay in school, explore their creativity and identity, and plan for their future through inquiry-based learning in an afterschool arts program.

Job placement rate for BCAT’s workforce development students
Senior graduation rate for BCAT youth

Our Mission

To provide resilient learners with educational and career opportunities in an environment of hope and discovery that builds a better way forward:

  • We invite youth to explore their creativity and identity through inquiry-based afterschool learning.
  • We mentor and prepare adults to pursue new career pathways through workforce development.