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Training Grants For Business: Express Program

Calendar Current session started Jul 12, 2021
2 additional sessions through Oct 20, 2022

Change happens. We live in a time of constant flux and uncertainty, affecting virtually everyone and everything. New technologies, new opportunities, and, occasionally, new viruses emerge and compel businesses to adapt to keep up with changing conditions. Now, more than ever, employers need to invest in their workers to equip them with the skills they need to thrive in a transforming world.

The Express Program is designed to help businesses respond quickly to change and keep employees engaged. With bite-size grants for just-in-time training and no waiting periods between grants, Express is the fastest path to funding with 6 quick steps to success.


  • Helping you go from application to action (grant award) in 21 days.


  • Dynamic course directory to address emerging needs.


  • Customer-centric, with a dedicated team to support you each step of the way.

Available Funding

While any eligible business may receive an Express Grant, only businesses with under 100 employees are eligible to have the full cost of training covered, up to $3,000 / person / course. For applications recieved on, or after, July 1st, 2021:

  • For grant recipients with more than 100 MA employees, upon completion of an approved course, you may receive reimbursement of as much as half the total cost of training, up to $3K/person/course.
  • For grant recipients with 100 or fewer MA employees, upon completion of an approved course, you may receive full reimbursement of the cost of training, up to $3K/person/course.

Bristol has private group contracts and individual training options available for reimbursement:

  • Nursing Assistant Training/HHA (CNA)
  • Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)
  • Supervising The 21st Century Workforce
  • Coaching and Mentoring A 21st Century Workforce
  • Human Resources Compliance For 21st Century Supervisors
  • Excel Bootcamp for Beginners
  • Excel Bootcamp for Intermediate Users
  • Excel Bootcamp for Advanced Users
  • Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint and Teams 
  • Next Level User SharePoint and Teams
  • Principles of Lean

 Get Started:

If you have additional questions about the application process, Bristol is here to help! Contact Robert Vitello at 774-357-2165 or 

Adobe Certified Associate (3 Vouchers Included)
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Adobe Certified Associate (3 Vouchers Included)

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Calendar Current session started Jan 1, 2022

Bristol and ed2go are partnering to present a menu of professional programs to prepare for exams and certifications – some industry recognized!

Self-paced and instructor-led, ed2go is a platform to develop your resume and enhance your career.

The best part is you can register for this class anytime!

Register Here:

Class Description:

There is a strong demand for Adobe Creative Suite skills. In the Adobe Certified Associate course, you will learn five of the most often-used Adobe programs: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Animate (formerly Flash). You will read short readings, complete exercises and watch video demos and reviews of exercises, take quizzes and exams, and complete a project.

By focusing on these five programs, you will learn how to put all the parts and pieces together to develop the Adobe Creative Suite skills needed to be professionals in the design field. This course includes 3 vouchers to allow you to select the certifying exams you prefer. If you would like to take all 5 exams, please see the Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) course. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

What you will learn:

  • Learn about typography and formatting text
  • Create and optimize images
  • Configure and create web technologies
  • Get comfortable with the CC user interface in all five programs
  • Work with drawing tools
  • Prepare files for output
  • Learn about styles and templates
  • Learn skills to work with team projects

Register Here:

Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)


with Wendy Sandford

Calendar Current session started Apr 25, 2022 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Jul 12, 2022

Bristol offers two Nursing Assisting Training (CNA) options: 

Click here to find out which training works for you

Click here to view Frequently asked questions

Course Description:

This 80-hour course of Blended training gives you the opportunity to start your training to be become a CNA with a flexible course option. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. 

This digital curriculum teaches future nursing assistants the skills needed to succeed in their job, while engaging students.  In conjunction with online theory, students will meet in person with highly qualified instructors in our state approved lab to learn the skills portion of their Nursing Assistant Training, as well as clinical hours in a skilled nursing facility. 

This course is recommended for those students that may be unable to attend full in- person classes or for those who prefer online learning. 

Online Theory 40 hours, In person Lab/Skills 19 hours and 21 hours clinical. With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate and will be eligible to take the State NAT Competency Exam. 

The cost of uniforms and State testing fees are not included. Pre-requisite forms must be completed prior to the start of class.  Registration ends two weeks prior to the class. 

Course Schedules: 
All In Person skills held at Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720 
Room E201 A 

    • *In-person dates listed below for each class.
  • 40 hrs of online course work can be completed during any time that works for you
    • You must meet weekly sections assigned prior to skills session. 

April 25 - May 23, 2022
Mondays and Tuesdays
9am – 2:30pm
Specific class dates:
Orientation: April 25th (ONLINE)
*In-Person Skills: May 2, 9, 16, 23rd
*In-Person Clinical: May 25, 26, 27

June 20 – August 3, 2022
Mondays & Wednesdays
9am – 2:30pm
Specific class dates:
Orientation: June 20th (ONLINE)
*In-Person Skills: July 18, 20, 25, 27
*In-Person Clinical: August 1, 2, 3

July 11 – August 27, 2022
Mondays & Tuesdays
5pm – 9pm
Specific class dates:
Orientation: July 11th (ONLINE)
*In-Person Skills: August 1, 2,8,9, 15
*In-Person Clinical: August 20, 21, 27th

July 12 – August 24, 2022
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
9am – 2:30pm
Specific class dates:
Orientation: July 12th (ONLINE)
*In-Person Skills: August 8, 9, 10, 11
*In-Person Clinical: August 22, 23, 24

Important Information:  To meet program requirements prerequisite forms  must be uploaded to a link  that you will receive via email after registering. Forms must be uploaded to the link for secure processing. Do not email forms.  These forms must be received prior to the start of class.

Please see COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for STUDENTSEMPLOYEES | VISITORS, including wearing a mask indoors at all college locations and events.

COVID-19 Updates: Bristol Together Plan and COVID-19 Testing Resources

Attention Employers: If you are interested in learning more about how to send your employees to training at no charge or a reduced rate through the Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP) Express Program, contact Business Solutions and Partnerships (BS&P) at or click here to get started.

CAM - Professional Supervisor


with Beth Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2022 at 8:30 am

People at all levels of management face a number of challenges and responsibilities, especially under rapid workplace change. There is no more demanding role than that of a supervisor and this role continues to evolve. It is so much more than assigning or directing work. A supervisor’s success hinges on how effectively they can communicate and manage their team’s performance. High performing teams don’t just happen - they are made up of individuals who bring a broad spectrum of skills, talents and experiences to the workplace and are often developed one member at a time. To keep a team fully engaged, a supervisor must be able to manage of change and communicate effectively. Changes that are negatively perceived by team members can disrupt morale and the flow of work. This course highlights how changes in the workplace and in society, have necessitated changes in how a professional supervisor leads and directs people to achieve greater business results and professional development.

CAM - Workplace ESOL


with Mary Catherine Boehmer

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 1, 2022 at 10:15 am, runs for 9 weeks

The purpose of this class is to help improve English skills in listening, speaking and pronunciation, as they relate to employees’ work experience. The class will primarily focus on general communication inthe workplace. After completing this course, students will be better able to say and write numbers; identify, name anddiscuss workplace tools and materials; understand and follow spoken and written workplace instructions;understand workplace schedules; give oral and written personal information; identify and report problems to supervisors; express ideas for improvements; discuss worksite performance with supervisors; readsigns and directions at the worksite; refer to and understand written instructions including work orders,procedures manuals, employee evaluations, and safety materials; understand, discuss and respondappropriately to workplace safety protocols.

Objectives for this Class:Students will be able to…

• Describe their current job and their responsibilities

• Understand fellow colleagues’ positions and how to work best as a team

• Understand and explain health and safety procedures

• Improve communication with colleagues and supervisors

• Improve pronunciation

• Give and follow more detailed directions at the plant

• Read and comprehend simple work-related texts

• Report and describe problems and quality issues


Class schedule:

June 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 No class June 20

July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 No class July 4

Each class 3 hours and 15 minutes (10:15am to 1:30pm) except for the last class which will only be 2.5 hours 10:15am to 12:45pm

Leadership Styles, Communication, and Emotional Intelligence


with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 6, 2022 at 6 pm

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the four components of emotional intelligence in order to understand how emotions affect behavior and increase knowledge that will facilitate your ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Understand the history of leadership and current leadership theories
  • Learn how effective communication is essential in the workplace, including understanding how communication differs depending on the mode of communication, desired outcome, and parties involved

Medical Interpreting

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 6, 2022 at 6 pm

Medical interpreters are in great demand both in-person and remotely by video or phone. Interpreters can elect to work for a hospital, school, or state agency, or as contractors with many agencies throughout the country. They can also elect to work remotely from home where they can work independently and make their own hours.

Open to all languages, this 60-hour program provides a working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary.

The course provides intense practice via oral role plays on a variety of medical topics. The student will also be introduced to VRI (video remote interpreting) and OPI (Over the Phone Interpreting).

Offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, this course is designed for those preparing for entry-level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. 

Students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.

You will hear from the language assessment coordinator prior to the start of class for an assessment in the language you designated when registering.  To meet program requirements, you must pass the language assessment.

This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the national certification exam. Upon completion of this course, students may elect to apply for national certification.

For information on certification requirements and cost click on the links below:

CCHI, Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters

NBCMI, National Board for the Certification of Medical Interpreters

Orientation to Offshore Wind


with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 7, 2022 at 8 am
5 additional sessions through Dec 6, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy forecasts the industry will employ 43,000 people along the East Coast by 2030, and as a result, will create thousands of jobs in southeastern Massachusetts, providing area residents career opportunities in the emerging 21st-century global economy. The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.  

Course Description:

Offshore Wind Orientation will provide a broad introduction to offshore wind as an industry and technical specialization. This 2-day, 4-hour class (8am-10am) is aimed at those looking to understand more about the sector, with the intention of becoming part of the supply chain, or for satisfying general interest in this emerging industry. Equally, the course aims to provide students with a broad vocabulary of offshore wind and the confidence to engage with offshore wind professionals in a coherent manner. Content will include an overview of offshore wind technology and its increasingly important role in power generation; the process of permitting, site construction and operation; the opportunities for the USA’s emergent offshore wind sector to make its mark globally, and an introduction to those currently leading the development of this burgeoning, global industry.

Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this module, students will have a good understanding of:

  • The energy mix and offshore wind’s role in it
  • Where offshore wind developments can be found around the world
  • Onshore versus offshore wind – the key differences
  • Who is big in offshore wind - ‘developers’ and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
  • The stages required to bring an offshore wind farm to life
  • The stages of an offshore wind farm’s life
  • The main components of an offshore wind farm
  • The importance of effective operations and maintenance
  • Latest perspectives on floating versus fixed structures
  • The composition of the offshore wind supply chain, including possible entry points
  • The key US stakeholders in offshore wind
  • How the US offshore wind sector might develop over the next 10 years
  • The skills required to grow an indigenous US offshore wind industry
  • Offshore wind terminology, via a glossary of terms

About the Instructor:

Dr Alan Lowdon, Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner within the international energy and utilities sectors, having held senior positions with international corporations, Rolls Royce Industrial Power, British Gas, Suez, Shell, Mott MacDonald and Jacobs. At Mott MacDonald, Alan was involved in wind resource analyses for the Cape Wind and Fishermen’s Energy offshore wind projects. He has also acted as an advisor to Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation’s offshore wind farm in Cleveland, OH.  

Read full bio: Dr Alan Lowdon Bio 2021

Link to Bristol National Offshore Wind Institute website: 

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