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Free career exploration and skills-building program to be offered in Providence

Sept. 24, 2014

A session of Career Pathways for the 21st Century, a free program at the Community College of Rhode Island to help participants find their ideal career or pathway to higher education, will begin at the college's Liston Campus in Providence on Oct. 14.

The 12-week program, launched in 2010 and offered through CCRI's Center for Workforce and Community Education, offers career exploration for adults and focuses on helping people break into high-demand job sectors such as health care, information technology, construction, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality and tourism. The program also helps participants hone their skills in math, reading and writing.

Those who completed the program have gone on to launch their own businesses, obtain employment in health care, manufacturing, business, education and other industries, and further their postsecondary educations in graphic design, occupational therapy and more.

Participants will spend 20 hours each week in the program, which also will provide work experiences including job shadows, tours and informational interviews; distance learning opportunities; case management services; and career coaching that includes referral to appropriate training, job search strategies, and development of a long-term career and educational plan.

The program is free to accepted students through funding provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education, and there are no income eligibility requirements.

To request more information or register for an information session, contact Career Pathways Coordinator Lynn Watterson at 401-455-6042 or by email.


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