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Professional Development Workshops

In this highly competitive job market, the need to get your employees trained and up-to-date with their skills is key for long-term success. Our professional development trainings, led by experienced corporate instructors, focus on a variety of leading topics of interest to local businesses including:

  • Leadership Development
  • Effective Supervision
  • Workplace Communication & Conflict Management
  • Lean/Business Process Improvement
  • Sales and Marketing Customer Services

At The Center for Workforce and Community Education, you can improve your company’s problem-solving abilities, time management, effective communication, business writing, Microsoft Office skills, and more.

Click here to contact BCC Corporate Services about a partnership to benefit your business. 

Upcoming Workshops

Lean Training Program

The five-part comprehensive lean training program was designed to help employers in Taunton and New Bedford learn about lean/business process improvement skills, tools, and techniques. Supported by a Direct Access Grant from Commonwealth Corporation, this training is no cost to participants if the required forms are submitted.

The program includes multiple cycles of the following topics:

Lean for the Office

Taunton - Nov. 1, 3, 8, and 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Bedford - Oct. 4, 6, 11, and 13, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bring the benefits of lean to customer service, accounting, purchasing and other front office areas. (28 hours total)

Lean Quality Tools 

Taunton - Nov. 14, 16, and 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

New Bedford - Oct. 17, 19, and 21, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Provide a foundation for understanding how to use data to take action and uncover the root cause of process problems. (20 hours total)

Lean Business Process Improvement (Green Belt)

Taunton - Sep. 26, 28, and 30. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

New Bedford - Sep. 27, and 29, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Provide comprehensive lean/six sigma tools and techniques for use in simulation and real business process improvement projects. (40 hours total)


Call Nick Church at or 774.357.3094, for detailed instructions on how to obtain the required forms (due at least two weeks prior to class start date). 


Contact Details

Community and Workforce Education
1082 Davol St, Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: 774.357.2154

Event Calendar

Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMT

Bridgewater State University Transfer Walk-Ins (2/23/2017)


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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Bridgewater State University Transfer Counseling Sessions (2/23/2017)


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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT

Placement Testing-New Bedford-Thursday, February 23, 2017-16165-Room NH402 (2/23/2017)


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Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Financial Aid Workshop - Fall River (2/24/2017)


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