Workforce Development is a division of Bridgemont Community and Technical College collaborating with local employers to provide training necessary to ensure a competitive advantage in the marketplace.   Our expertise is in technical and leadership training in specialties ranging from sustainability to manufacturing.  Located in the Upper Kanawha Valley, Bridgemont Community and Technical College has a long history of partnering with a variety of industries including chemical, mining, and manufacturing to deliver the latest in technical training and professional development.


Drawing from the talented faculty at Bridgemont, the Workforce Division can offer a wide variety of training and evaluation to increase efficiency and provide businesses with a competitive advantage.  Our professionals are well versed in a variety of disciplines, software systems, and eager to learn the skills necessary to deliver the training your company needs.   We are experts in “other duties as assigned.”    Two of our newest offierings focus on leadership and sustainability.



Bridgemont facilitates Lean manufacturing training for industry to discover ways to increase efficiency and profits.  Lean manufacturing is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources not creating value for the end customer to be wasteful.  Lean manufacturing’s end goal is increasing efficiency, decreasing waste, and using empirical methods to formulate a strategy to combat the core types of waste:

  • Transport
  • Inventory
  • Waiting Time
  • Overproduction
  • Over Processing
  • Motion
  • Injuries
  • Defects


Not every one is a born leader, but every individual can learn the skills and techniques to motivate employees and maximize profits.  Bridgemont trains managers in the Achieve Global’s, Achieving Results Through Genuine Leadership® , which is a comprehensive training system designed to provide a range of critical leadership skill vital to organizational success.   Courses include:

  • Coaching Others for Top Performance ™
  • Managing the Performance of Others™
  • Accelerating Team Productivity™
  • Maximizing Your Supervisory Potential™
  • Problem-Solving Results: Solutions,Improvements, and Innovations™
  • Workload Management™