BERKS BUSINESS & EDUCATION COALITIONHISTORY
In late 1989, Samuel McCullough, Chairman of Meridian Bancorp, asked 23 business leaders to join him in identifying issues important to the Berks business community. Education was on everyone's list. A committee of four of Berks County's most prominent business leaders began addressing the ways that business could improve educational, vocational and skills training programs in Berks County schools. After a series of meetings, they formed the Berks Business Education Coalition (BBEC), naming Paul Roedel, retired chairman and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corporation, as chair.
In 1992, the BBEC incorporated as a non-profit organization. The Board of Directors represents both local businesses and educators from public, private and higher education institutions.MISSION
To coordinate the resources of the business community in partnership with the education community, toward selective initiatives which will improve student competency.
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