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Community College of Rhode Island

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Lynn Watterson
Program Coordinator

Free Career Pathways for the 21st Century Program

The next session will begin October 6, 2015 in Providence

This no-cost program offers career exploration and skills improvement for adults interested in training for a career in one of the state's high-demand industry sectors, including health care, hospitality, information technology and more.Windmill

The program provides:

  • instruction in math, reading and writing for the workplace.
  • work experiences including job shadows, tours and informational interviews and internships.
  • case management services.
  • career coaching that includes referral to appropriate training, job search strategies, and development of a long-term career and educational plan.

Participants will spend 20 hours each week in the program. The next session will begin in January, 2016. There is no cost for participants and there are no income eligibility guidelines.

For more information and to register for an orientation, contact Lynn Watterson, career pathways coordinator, at 401-455-6042 or

*Program is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Last Updated: 10/13/15