Bermuda College

Introduction

Bermuda College is a community college dedicated to offering the highest standards of academic and professional excellence, based not so much on one's background entering - but on what one has been able to achieve upon graduation. It is one of the few community colleges of its size in the Western hemisphere that boasts a virtual campus with wireless coverage available campus-wide!

The College was created by the Parliament of Bermuda through the passage of the Bermuda College Act in 1974 with the amalgamation of three flourishing institutions: the Bermuda Technical Institute established in 1956, the Bermuda Hotel and Catering College (1965), and the Academic Sixth Form Centre (1967).

Vision Statement

Bermuda College will be recognised locally and internationally as a centre for educational excellence, as it responds to the diverse needs of the community through innovative, quality teaching and research that enables students to enrich their lives intellectually, economically, socially, and culturally.

Mission Statement

Bermuda College, the only tertiary level institution in Bermuda, is committed to setting Bermuda’s students on the paths to success through the provision of comprehensive academic and technical education, along with professional training, personal and academic support services, quality facilities, and interactive partnerships with local and international entities.

Core Values

Commitment to Students

  • Anticipate student needs
  • Maintain viable programmes that transfer to university and/or equip students to be successful in the workplace
  • Strive toward student satisfaction and retention
  • Value and empathise with our students; and be aware of what it took for them to get to this point
  • Involve alumni

Quality Teaching

  • Stimulate students
  • Create a vibrant, inclusive, educational environment
  • Include creativity in the classroom
  • Develop strategies to deal with various learning styles
  • Add value to each student that comes to our College
  • Demonstrate timeliness in record keeping

Commitment to Employees

  • Provide adequate resources
  • Value each employee’s job as a meaningful part of the whole
  • Provide job security
  • Promote balance between work and family commitments
  • Develop health, wellness and social activities

Respect, Recognition and Being Valued

  • Involve all stake-holders in decisions that affect their areas
  • Allow employees to decide a course of action in their area of expertise
  • Recognise employees for doing the right thing, and reward them accordingly
  • Support co-workers and promote each other to students and the public

Commitment to High Standards

  • Make a commitment to outstanding work and quality results
  • Perform work that adds value and meets set goals
  • Show pride in work
  • Ensure that all areas function effectively and efficiently
  • Monitor programmes, service and business structure to keep them current
  • Apply standards consistently

Stability, Security and Safety

  • Use public relations as a tool to market the institution
  • Create a viable organization
  • Create a safe campus environment
  • Create a progressively dynamic work environment
  • Establish clear written procedures and job descriptions
  • Provide training for employees on standard operating procedures
  • Respect and allow freedom of speech
  • Develop well-defined succession plans for each department

Responsibility and Accountability

  • Demonstrate commitment to internal and external stakeholders
  • Commit to fairness and equity
  • Be committed to carrying out our jobs
  • Hold each other accountable for maintaining our Core Values
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Course - Designing and Delivering Training Programmes

Online Part time Bermuda Hamilton

You will leave this course with the ability to plan a unit of instruction, write useful lesson plans, and deliver content with greater confidence and with the optimum chance to meet the needs of the learners and the teaching task, whether you are teaching facts, concepts, processes, procedures, or principles. [+]

Designing and Delivering Training Programmes (self-paced, guided lessons on MOODLE) This course begins with Self-Discovery to determine which of the learning foundations come more naturally for you (Behaviorist, Cognitivist, Constructivist, etc). You will be encouraged to adopt other foundations as you being to plan for, design for, and train populations of all types. This course discusses learning styles, domains of instruction, and how to write learning outcomes that fit the criteria of Bloom’s Taxonomy. You will leave this course with the ability to plan a unit of instruction, write useful lesson plans, and deliver content with greater confidence and with the optimum chance to meet the needs of the learners and the teaching task, whether you are teaching facts, concepts, processes, procedures, or principles. [-]

Course - OSHA 10-hour Construction Training

Campus Full time 2 days September 2017 Bermuda Hamilton

The OSHA-10 Hour Construction Training is a two (2) day course designed to provide construction contractors, their supervisors, and workers, with authoritative knowledge on safety and health issues in the construction industry. It offers an educational overview of the ten most common areas of safety concern. [+]

The OSHA-10 Hour Construction Training is a two (2) day course designed to provide construction contractors, their supervisors, and workers, with authoritative knowledge on safety and health issues in the construction industry. It offers an educational overview of the ten most common areas of safety concern. The OSHA 10-Hour Training is not considered as an exhaustive treatment of all safety and health issues related to the construction industry. Additional training can be provided for specific work related matters. The following topics will be covered; Introduction to OSHA Fall Protection Electrical Safety Fire Protection Personal Protective Equipment Cranes and Rigging Health hazards MSDS Scaffolds Stairways and Ladders Excavations Assessment & Evaluation Course will be facilitated by Derreck K. J. Bean MSc., (Engineering Management); (OSHA 10 hr. Construction / 30 hr. General Industry), University of South Florida; BS., (Construction Engineering Technology) (Summa Cum Laude), Florida A & M University; (Train-The-Trainer, 40 hr. HAZWOPER), Eastern Iowa Community College. Dates Mondays – 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays – 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturdays – 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. HOLIDAYS – No Class PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS POLICY Payment MUST be received no less than seven (7) days prior to class start date. Substitute registrants can be named at any time. A full refund will be given if notified 72 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within the 72-hours policy or elect not to attend, you are responsible for the entire payment. [-]

Course - OSHA Hazwoper Training

Campus Full time Bermuda Hamilton

This course is designed to fully comply with all regulatory standards and is tailored to the specific needs of your operations (e.g. focused emergency response). HAZWOPER provides knowledge and skills necessary to assist with remedial operations surrounding a hazardous materials incident and utilizes a combination of classroom presentation and “hands-on” table top exercises. [+]

OSHA HAZWOPER TRAINING This course is designed to fully comply with all regulatory standards and is tailored to the specific needs of your operations (e.g. focused emergency response). HAZWOPER provides knowledge and skills necessary to assist with remedial operations surrounding a hazardous materials incident and utilizes a combination of classroom presentation and “hands-on” table top exercises. Training is typically at the Technician level, and typically will cover subjects such as hazard assessment, scene management, spill control and containment, basic chemistry and toxicology, personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and use, respiratory protection, decontamination and scene monitoring. A study guide has been developed to supplement the course. A hands on exercise event can be included in this course. Students will also be briefed on OSHA, DOT and EPA federal regulatory changes. Each student must complete the written test and hands on exercise portion of the training to receive certification. This course will be facilitated by Derreck K. J. Bean MSc., (Engineering Management); (OSHA 10 hr. Construction / 30 hr. General Industry), University of South Florida; BS., (Construction Engineering Technology) (Summa Cum Laude), Florida A & M University; (Train-The-Trainer, 40 hr. HAZWOPER), Eastern Iowa Community College. Dates and Times Mondays – 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursdays – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturdays – 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. HOLIDAYS – No Class PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS POLICY Payment MUST be received no less than seven (7) days prior to class start date. Substitute registrants can be named at any time. A full refund will be given if notified 72 hours in advance. If you do not cancel within the 72-hours policy or elect not to attend, you are responsible for the entire payment. [-]

Course in Cultural Intelligence

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6 days January 2017 Bermuda Hamilton + 1 more

Bermuda College now posits an additional factor. Our research identifies the intercultural perspective as another important factor to consider when managing change in today’s workplace environment: Environmental, Political, Intercultural, Sociological, Technological, Legal, Economic. Hence, the acronym that heralds our Trademark Programme is EPISTLE™. [+]

How our program differs… Historically, Workplace Diversity programmes have focused on building awareness of and appreciation for differences in race, ethnic origin, gender, and religious preference. Beyond awareness and appreciation is the need for skill-building in intercultural relations. Our research identifies the intercultural perspective to be, perhaps, the most important factor to consider when managing relationships in today’s global workplace. Our research builds upon the foundations laid by CQ Pioneers Earley, Ang, & Tan (2006), Bucher (2008), and Livermore (2011). To that research, Ridley-Smith (2015), has described the dynamic, iterative model of interchange that should exist between newcomers and their host culture members. This intercultural exchange is so powerful that, when used, it all but guarantees a mutually beneficial and rewarding CQ exchange and organizational outcomes. However, when any of the iterative components are missing, both entities will experience the result of low CQ and diminished organizational effectiveness. As such, this course promotes a symbiotic (SYM-Q™) approach to intercultural relations. The SYM-B™ inventory assesses which among the five focus areas are the strongest and weakest. Our training programmes, consultancies, and coaching will help you to chart a course that will increase your organizational CQ. Members of your organization will conclude, "CQ is for us!" Existing data derived from the researchers listed above indicates that five types of intercultural barriers present the most significant workplace diversity issues. Because we view educational strategies to be the most effective agents in removing intercultural barriers, we offer the following strategies to help you to focus your efforts in these areas: Individual Identity Factors Self-Identity factors detract from organizational effectiveness. FOCUS AREA 1. Role of language, accent, dialect, and non-verbal communication Cross-Generational Communications can create tension between managers and employees. FOCUS AREA 2. Role of multi-generational expectations in working relationships Generations in the Workplace Baby Boomers Gen- Jonesers Gen X Millennials Cultural Identity Factors Cross-cultural collisions can hamper ‘organisational fit’ and assimilation. FOCUS AREA 3. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) strategies to improve working relationships Roles in the CQ Exchange Newcomers Members of Host Culture Environmental Identity Factors Certain expectations and patterns of interaction are dictated by and culture. FOCUS AREA 4. Compatibility between cultural context and individual behaviour Environmental Factors Tightness vs. Looseness Hierarchy Context Assertiveness Time Orientation Profit Orientation Collaborative Ambiguity in position descriptions and job definition can dwarf success. FOCUS AREA 5. Clearly defined job expectations Job Identity Factors Role Clarity Role Novelty Role Conflict The willingness to engage in CQ strategies is key to removing the intercultural barriers and achieving the productivity goals that you desire. Our programme focuses on gaining an understanding of cultural biases and how they influence workplace factors. Manage the culture of change by creating mutual values, codes of behaviour, and well-defined job identity factors. Foster positive interactions, greater productivity, and less ambiguity. Course textbook: Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Building Effective Global Organization (2015) available from Constance Ridley-Smith, Ph.D. course facilitator 441-239-4120 | csmith@college.bm [-]

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Location address
Bermuda College
21 Stonington Avenue, South Road, Paget PG 04
P.O. Box HM 2718

Hamilton, HM LX
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