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Zoom Classroom - Career Choices and Chats

Free

with Glenn Miller

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 24, 2023 at 11 am
3 additional sessions through Apr 24, 2023

What about after graduation? It's not too early to plan for your future.Join this class for a look at various careers. We will also make resumes, practice interview skills, and improve soft job skills such as teamwork and on the job problem solving.

This class will be taught by Charlotte Putt

Grant Writing for Public Employees and Nonprofits

$149

with Mary Ellen DeFrias

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 27, 2023 at 6 pm

Course Objectives for Grant writing

  • Be able to research, plan and write effectively for multiple purposes.
  • Understand the entire grant proposal writing process, including defining scope, project management and financial projections
  • Learn the fundamentals of budgeting
  • Identify roles of funding agencies, philanthropic foundations and giving institutions

Course Outcomes for Grantwriting

  • Identify funding sources
  • Write and present persuasive grants that inspire funders
  • Produce high-quality grant proposals
  • Increase your knowledge of the development field
  • Manage a grant
  • Nurture a relationship with funders

Onshore Supply to Offshore Wind

$99

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2023 at 8 am
2 additional sessions through Oct 17, 2023

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/

 

 

Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

$199

with Alan Lowdon

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 8, 2023 at 8 am
1 additional session on Dec 5, 2023

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:

This 2 day, 4-hour (8 am - 10 am) Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance class will provide an offshore wind-specific introduction to those trained in managing large infrastructure assets in other sectors and, those looking to orient their careers to this aspect of the offshore wind industry. Given the retirement of traditional forms of power generation technology in the Commonwealth, this is particularly apt. The reorientation of core, asset management skills into offshore wind represents a huge opportunity for both the individuals and the sector, as does attracting new talent into the O&M space.  

The course will draw upon Bristol Community College’s experience delivering its established, credit program in offshore wind operation and maintenance. In addition, the course will draw upon the instructor’s experience as an experienced asset management practitioner in the wind sector. The course will explore the key components of an offshore wind farm – surface and sub-sea - that require attention over the asset’s life, highlighting typical degradation mechanisms at play. This ties in nicely with the emergence of a plethora of technologies to improve the accuracy of asset inspections.  

The course will follow the established asset management model of ‘managing the bathtub curve’ – running the asset in, maintaining it in as near an optimal state of performance for as long as possible, then managing the inevitable up-turn in costs associated with performance degradation ahead of decommissioning. These concepts will be familiar with asset/maintenance managers in other sectors and will be an attractive model for those new to the sector to grasp. The content will frame these concepts in an offshore wind context and highlight some of the key O&M techniques, practices and challenges that offshore wind faces. The contribution of O&M to the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) will also be touched upon to underscore the importance of its efficient management.  

One of the key advances in offshore wind operations and maintenance in recent times has been the arrival of embedded digital sophistication to make the wind turbine generator system ‘smart’. This has increased the degree of insight that asset owners and operators have of the performance of their equipment. In turn, this allows optimum interventions to be made of a maintenance variety. It also allows the assets to be operated in a particular manner, with lifecycle performance in mind. The course will provide a broad overview of the impact of digital sophistication on the O&M process and how this can continue to be positively impacted by other safety-critical sectors.  

One aspect that the course will explore in slightly greater depth is the challenge posed by the ‘in-warranty’ versus ‘out-of-warranty’ periods of an asset’s life and how this impacts the O&M processes at play. For new entrants into the offshore wind sector, this level of insight is extremely important to have as soon as is practicable.   

Finally, some coverage will be given to the importance of ‘human factors’ in the efficient delivery of the offshore wind O&M process. In particular, the interplay between sea-borne logistics, ocean states and the ability of offshore wind technicians to perform their duties upon arrival at an offshore wind farm will be discussed.  

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/

 

Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)
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Blended Nursing Assistant Training (CNA)

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with Wendy Sandford

Calendar Next session starts Jan 11, 2024 at 9 am

FREE CNA TRAINING 
Dont miss this opportunity (see below)

The Baker-Polito Administration Awarded $15 Million in Workforce Training Grants to the Commonwealth’s 15 Community Colleges in support of the creation and expansion of training programs in high-demand industries. This allowed the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges and Bristol Community College to partner and offer you the opportunity to start this free (with grant approval) 100-hours of Blended training to be become a CNA with flexible course options.  

This offer is available to Massachusetts residents only. 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

If you are not a Massachusetts resident or do not want to apply for the grant you can register here for our upcoming classes. 

Addtional questions email: CNA@bristolcc.edu  

This digital curriculum teaches future nursing assistants the skills needed to succeed in their job, while engaging students. Up to 50% of the program coursework is provided through a digital immersive, story-based curriculum. 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. Online Theory 48 hours, In person Lab/Skills 26 hours and 26 hours clinical. 

With successful course completion, you will receive a Nurse Assistant Training certificate and CPR Certification. Also included, is the MA State NAT Competency Exam in the comfort of the same state approved lab used to teach in-person skills classes. This course also meets the Rhode Island reciprocity / endorsement requirements.

Important Information: This grant will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. To be considered for an award you MUST submit and wait for approval of ALL required pre-requisite forms prior to being awarded a grant funded spot in the program. Be prepared to upload the following documents to a secure link you will receive via email.

  • Copy of high school diploma/transcript or GED/HiSet
  • Up to date physical form
  • Immunization record
  • Negative Tuberculosis Test
  • Proof of Flu vaccine
  • Proof of COVID vaccine (must have completed primary series)
  • Proof of Massachusetts Residency (Legally issued Massachusetts ID, Utility bill, Credit Card Statement, Lease Agreement or Mortgage statement or Health Insurance Information)

 C.O.R.I. and S.O.R.I (required)
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. 

COURSE SCHEDULES:
*ALL in person dates are mandatory attendance (in person skills & clinical); online course work can be completed during any time that works for you, must meet weekly sections assigned.

*ALL in person dates are held at:
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720

May 9 – July 1, 2023   - FULL/ NO OPENINGS AT THIS TIME 
Orientation: May 9th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates: May 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th   
Tuesday
4:30pm - 8:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: June 24th, 25th, July 1st  
6:45 am – 3:00 pm

 May 16 – June 21, 2023 - FULL/ NO OPENING AT THIS TIME 
Orientation: May 16th (ONLINE)
*In Person Skill Dates: June 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th
Tuesday & Wednesday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: June 16th, 20th, 21st
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

June 8 - July 14, 2023 
Orientation: June 8th  (ONLINE) 9-10:30 am 
*In Person Skill Dates: June 22nd, 27th, 29th July 6th, 11th
Tuesday & Thursday 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: July 12th, 13th, 14th 
6:45 am – 3:00 pm   

July 3 - August 26, 2023
Orientation: July 3rd  (ONLINE) 9-10:30 AM 
*In Person Skill Dates: July 11th, 18th, 25th August 1st, 8th, 15th 
Tuesday 
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*In Person Clinical Dates: August 19th, 20th, 26th
6:45 am – 3:00 pm   

July 12 - August 16, 2023 
Orientation: July 12th  (ONLINE) 9-10:30 am
*In Person Skill Dates: July 26th, 31st August 2nd, 7th, 9th
Monday & Wednesday 
9:00 am - 2:30 pm 
*In Person Clinical Dates: August 10th, 14th, 16th 
6:45 am – 3:00 pm 

Massachusetts Residents Apply Here.

If you are not a Massachusetts resident you can register here.

Addtional questions email: CNA@bristolcc.edu 

 





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