Training Services for Businesses

Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education extends the resources of the College to companies, organizations and groups by providing a staff of trained professionals to assist in determining both short and long-term training needs. Our department is highly proactive in the delivery of non-credit courses and programs. Each individually tailored course and/or program is practical, up-to-date, competitively priced and delivered by experienced subject matter experts at the location and time of the customer’s choice.

Think of us as a branch of your training department.

“With BPCC’s help, our employees not only learned the basics in computer software applications but the shortcuts as well. The highly trained instructors were very friendly and took the time to work at the necessary pace of the overall group as well as taking individual time for “slower” learners. We highly recommend BPCC as a partner for training”

-Edie Cummings, Human Resources Director, Biomedical Research Foundation

“It has been rewarding and very satisfying to see people acquire knowledge such as computer skills, sign language, Command Spanish, food safety, and many other educational offerings. The BPCC instructors received excellent evaluations from the hospital staff in areas such as patience, knowledge and expertise. As an educational professional, I strongly recommend partnering with BPCC. They are simply “THE BEST”

-Melissa Madden, Educational Director, Minden Medical Center


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Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP)

Bossier Parish Community College Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education Department offers grant writing and management services for Louisiana’s Incumbent Worker Training Program.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP) provides qualifying employers with grant funding to train their workforce. It is a partnership between the Louisiana Workforce Commission, business and industry, and training providers. IWTP benefits business and industry by assisting in the skill development of existing employees and thereby increasing employee productivity and growth of the company.

To date our program has managed $23.6 million in funding. This funding comes from the interest earned on overpayment of federal unemployment insurance and is returned to the employers who pay into the system.

Improvements through training result in:

  • The creation of new jobs,
  • The retention of jobs that otherwise may have been eliminated, and
  • An increase in wages for trained employees.

Who is eligible for IWTP Funds?

  • Any business who has operated in Louisiana AND contributed to the state’s Unemployment Insurance System for at least 3 years
  • Employers with at least 15 employees to be trained OR could join with other employees in a consortium for similar training
  • Employers who exhibit a long-range commitment to employee training

Find out more at OR call BPCC Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at 318-678-6551.

To view Continuing Education courses available on BPCC’s Campus, click here.

Specialized services for businesses include:

Computer Software Applications: Intro to Computers and Internet, Microsoft Office Suite®, QuickBooks®, Adobe Creative Suites®, AutoCAD®

Command Spanish: For businesses with Spanish speaking employees and clientele. Learner-friendly workshops are customizable for any industry and require no prior knowledge of Spanish. More

Customer Service Excellence: Customizable for any industry, from frontline representatives to management

Human Resources Training for Small Businesses: Dos and don’ts of hiring and terminations, creating job descriptions, developing policy and procedure manuals, employment law basics.

Leadership and Management: Leadership, Performance Management, Delegating, Teambuilding and Communication Skills using Personality and Behavior Profile Systems as a foundation, Influential and Situational Leadership, Functions of Management, Conflict and Stress Resolution

Lean: Lean is a way of thinking and acting that maximizes the value the customer receives while minimizing waste and errors. Lean applies in every business and every process. Lean concepts and tools include Value, Value Stream, Waste, Equipment Reliability, Continuous flow, Pull production, Continuous improvement, Involvement of people, 5-S, Value Stream Mapping, Quality at the Source, Workplace Organization, TPM, Visual Management, Set-up Reduction, One Piece Flow, Cellular Manufacturing, Standardized Work, Work Balancing, Point of Use Systems, Kanban and Kaizen.

Safety: HAZWOPER (8, 24, 40), OSHA 10/30 Hour for General Industry and Construction , Fall Protection , Hazard Communication , Electrical Safety , Lock-Out/Tag-Out , PPE Compliance , Confined Space Awareness , Scaffold Safety , Hazardous Communication & Recognition , Hazardous Waste Awareness , Incident Investigation , Emergency Procedures , Trench Safety , Sit-Down and Extended Reach Forklift , Skid Steer Loader , Aerial Lift , Access to Medical Records , American Petroleum Industry Recommended Practice 2D, Crane Operations and Rigging , Medic First Aid , Beginner’s Well Control Practices , H2S Safety and Respiratory Protection , Intro to Upstream Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Operations , Intro to Field Processing of Oil and Gas , Water Survival Skills, Equipment & Techniques

Sales and Marketing Fundamentals and Strategies: Sales Cycle, Inspiring Your Sales Team, Enhanced Sales Skills, Marketing Fundamentals