Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) strongly believes in partnering with other non-profit organizations to benefit our youth and adult students. We encourage collaborative partnerships that utilize the expertise and artistry of other local organizations to bring important programs and opportunities to our high school students, as well as the adults in our workforce training program.
Youth Arts Collaborations
BCAT Youth Arts collaborative partnerships provides our high school-aged students access to the area’s most exceptional teaching and artistic talent, have included: Just Buffalo Literary Center; CEPA Gallery; Squeaky Wheel’s Buffalo Youth Media Institute (BYMI); Arts Partners for Learning, WNY Book Arts Center and Villa Maria College.
Culture, Courage & Collaboration are practices we live in our mission everyday at BCAT. As a result, our partnerships and collaborations have helped to enable BCAT Youth Arts visibility all over the world in a variety of contexts from Film Festivals to Public Art Installations, and parts in-between.
Adult Workforce Collaborations
The successful launch of BCAT’s Adult Workforce Training program came about through careful planning and insight provided by the professionals on our Advisory Council, who represent healthcare organizations and specialize in Human Resources, Health Information Management and Pharmacy. Those organizations continue to support the work being done at BCAT by providing professional guidance and also by hosting our students as interns.
Healthcare Advisory Council
Bridget E. Russo
Director of Pharmacy
Director of HIM
Dr. Eric Musial
Director, Pharmacy Operations
RHIT, Corporate Coding Manager
Mary Lou Klee
Health Information Director
Sr. Human Resources Coordinator
Director of Pharmacy
Pre-Training Literacy Collaboration
Our Pre-Training Literacy course is offered in conjunction with Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara, Inc., and is part of weekly programming at BCAT. This specially designed, no-cost course allows workforce age adults to increase their literacy skills prior to entering any training program in the city of Buffalo, including BCAT’s Adult Workforce Training program.