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Resumes and Cover Letters

Free

with Alexandria Eberhardt

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 25, 2022 at 6 pm

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the format of a resume and how to tailor it to different positions
  • How to market transferrable skills for multiple positions
  • Understand the importance and parts of a cover letter

Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind

$199

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 27, 2022 at 8 am
2 additional sessions through Nov 8, 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:

Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind will provide a basic introduction to the opportunities for land-based organizations interested in entering the offshore wind market. The course will be segmented into three – technical, professional services and ancillary elements.  

Under ‘technical’, suppliers of consumables such as paints, sprays, tapes, ropes, and fasteners represent an important cog in the machine of offshore wind. Similarly, suppliers of sensors, IT systems, instrumentation and control equipment have a tremendous opportunity to diversify traditional business lines and markets and add huge value to the challenges faced by offshore wind. Under this section, the course will also look at the overlap between other safety-critical sectors such as aerospace, oil & gas, automotive, nuclear and defense to raise awareness of the opportunities for transferring products and services into offshore wind, and to build confidence to do so.  

Technical aspects of the course will be complemented by awareness raising around the ‘professional services’ opportunities presented by the sector – legal, financial, intellectual property, consulting and training. Explanations will be given of how professional services providers can engage with the sector and the types of readjustments required by their businesses to do so.   

The final section will cover ‘ancillary’ elements of the offshore wind supply chain that have been shown in other parts of the world to be key to support the growth of the offshore wind sector. This will be of value of owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars, boat yards, taxis, car sales & rental firms, realtors, etc. In short, this section of the course will cover the ‘hygiene factors’ that need to be in place to support i) a growing, transient, dynamic workforce with significant disposable income plus ii) their employers or clients that need to provide a safe, comfortable and pleasant experience to retain staff and service providers.  

Learning Objectives :

  • On successful completion of this module, students will understand:  
  • The holistic nature of the supporting infrastructure needed by offshore wind.  
  • The onshore-based technical, professional, and logistical services components that make up the offshore wind support mechanism.  
  • How existing products and services could map onto the needs of the sector.  

The course will also:  

  • Stimulate interest in the sector of firms previously unsure of the relevance of it to them and/or how to enter the offshore wind market.  
  • Increase the confidence of firms to approach the sector with their offerings.  
  • Improve the chances of companies to enter the sector quickly to diversify and grow their businesses.  
  • Help to develop local supply chains to support economic development.  

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 websitehttp://nowi.org/

 

 

CAM - Human Resource Compliance for Supervisors

Free

with Monet Viens

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 11, 2022 at 8:30 am

Topics to be covered:

  • Understanding the role of the supervisor in supporting company policies
  • Creating a safe and productive work environment
  • Updates to Federal and State Laws
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Understanding I-9 & ICE
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Free speech in the workplace
  • Marijuana laws
  • Nationwide trends

Nursing Assistant Training/ Home Health Aide (CNA)

$1,295

with Wendy Sandford

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 12, 2022 at 9 am

Bristol offers two Nursing Assisting Training (CNA) options: 

  • In person classroom learning with hands on skills training & clinical in long-term care
  • Self-paced flexible online learning with hands on skills training & clinical in long-term care

Click here to find out which training works for you!

Click here to view Frequently asked questions

Course Description:

Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aide are in high demand.  This 114 Hour in person course gives you the opportunity to prepare yourself for employment opportunities in Nursing homes, home care and hospitals. This course teaches nursing assistant skills through in person classroom lecture, skills practice in our fully equipped state approved CNA Lab, and 24 hour clinical placement in a long-term care facility. With successful course completion you will be eligible to take the State NAT Competency Exam to become a CNA, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training Certificate, Home Health Aide Certificate, Dementia Training Certificate and BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Certification. The cost of uniforms, books and State testing fees are not included. Pre-requisite forms must be completed prior to the start of class.      

Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to the start of class 

Scholarships may be available contact Christen.antonio@bristolcc.edu for more information 

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

  • Students will receive a link to securely upload your medical forms. Be prepared to upload the following documents:  
    • Copy of high school diploma/transript or GED/HiSet
      • (If do not have high school diploma or GED please contact for placement test.   
    • Up to date physical form (within 1 year) 
    • Immunization record
    • Negative Tuberculosis Test
    • Proof of Flu vaccine
    • Covid-19 Vaccination card 
  • Students will receive directions on how to submit both the C.O.R.I and S.O.R.I. applications upon registering for class. All students must submit an online C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I application with a photocopy of your driver’s license.  A positive C.O.R.I. may prevent students from completing the clinical requirement of the program.

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 BusinessSolutions@Bristolcc.edu or click here to get started.

CAM - Effective Communication & Team-Oriented Problem Solving in Manufacturing

Free

with Beth Carter

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 14, 2022 at 8:30 am

Bristol’s Effective Communication Team-Oriented Problem-Solving class will help participants do just that. This class will provide tools and techniques to help individuals thrive in a dynamic team environment. Several workstyle, listening and communication assessments will be used to assist participants in gaining a better understanding of themselves and their communication style as well as the style of others. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of listening, non-verbal communication as well as adapting to changing cultural norms to support individual and team growth.

CAM - Principles of Lean Mfg., Six Sigma/Bus. Process Improvement

Free

with Joe Barckett

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 16, 2022 at 8:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

Bristol’s Principles of Lean Manufacturing offers a solid introduction to Lean Six Sigma/Business Process Improvement training focuses on preparing individuals to develop efficient processes for faster delivery, increased productivity and more consistent quality. Participants will review the background and history of Lean and Six Sigma, learn about a basic process improvement flowchart and how to use the flowchart as a roadmap for the material covered as well as obtain a strong understanding of basic process improvement tools – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control. (based on DMAIC) which include: project charters, process mapping, waste, value add, data types, and several charts and graphs. After this training, participants will have the tools to lead a simple process improvement project from start to finish.

Health & Safety in Offshore Wind

$299

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 13, 2022 at 8 am

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:

Health & Safety in Offshore Wind will provide an introduction to offshore wind health and safety and will contrast the requirements of the sector with its onshore equivalent as well as the oil & gas sector. The course is aimed at students looking to understand more about the safety aspects of the offshore wind sector, with the intention of becoming part of the supply chain to, or an active offshore wind professional in, the industry. The course will provide students with a broad overview of the importance of developing a safety culture in offshore wind. In particular, understanding the “Essential Health & Safety Requirements” across all stages of an offshore wind farm’s life i.e. installation – operations and maintenance – decommissioning – disposal is important, as each stage poses different risks to those active in it. The course will discuss the key health and safety considerations, including materials and their handling, construction, ancillary hazards such as those related to machinery, visibility, ergonomics, and environmental factors. The importance of standardization of components, working practices, operational activities, procurement, etc. also plays strongly into the health and safety agenda and facilitates a safe working environment where mistakes and their impact are minimized. The course will take each of the 4 stages highlighted above and look at the health and safety issues associated with each. The approach of the G+ global offshore wind health and safety framework will be introduced and discussed based upon its 4-component process of:

  1. Incident data reporting,
  2. Use of practical guidelines based on operational feedback,
  3. ‘Safe by Design’ workshops, and
  4. Learning from incidents.

Lastly, there will be a high-level review of the contents of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST) course – a prerequisite for anyone wishing to go offshore in the wind sector. The course will conclude with an insight into some of the health and safety considerations required as offshore wind farms move into deeper waters with the advent of floating offshore wind (FOW).

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • The importance of developing a safety culture in offshore wind
  • Health and safety performance metrics as applied to offshore wind
  • The types of health and safety issues faced at each stage of an offshore wind farm’s life, and how to mitigate the risks posed
  • The key factors affecting safety in an offshore wind environment, including sources of risk and how to spot and eliminate them
  • The cross-over between offshore wind and oil & gas health and safety considerations
  • The G+ offshore wind safety management framework and its key components
  • The GWO Basic Safety Training course and its mandatory status when accessing offshore wind farms
  • The importance of communications in managing the health and safety agenda

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: http://nowi.org/ 

 

CAM - Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Free

with Paul Martin

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 18, 2022 at 9 am

This training is in concert with the methodology, symbology, and principles of the United States standards (principally ANSI Y14.5). Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances is a means of specifying the geometry or shape of a piece of hardware on an engineering drawing. It is used as a communication tool for the design for manufacturing cycle.





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