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CWCE Adult Skills Training (AST) Program Enrollment Eligibility

POLICY TITLE: CWCE Adult Skills Training (AST) Program Enrollment Eligibility

POLICY NUMBER: 6.6.1

EFFECTIVE: April 2013


A. BACKGROUND:

The Adult Skills Training Program (AST) is a federally-funded program that enables qualified participants to receive skill training, related academics, and job seeking skills for a nominal fee. This grant program is funded by the RI Department of Education (RIDE) under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.

B. POLICY STATEMENT:

To be eligible for AST-funded program a student must:

  • Be a Rhode Island resident and
  • Be (a) collecting unemployment insurance (students can be collecting from another state); or (b) unemployment or underemployed; or (c) working part-time (under 20 hours) within the same field as the training; and
  • Meet minimum academic requirements (see below)

Only those individuals willing and able to seek and accept full-time employment upon program completion or those seeking to upgrade current job skills may apply. 

C. PROCEDURES:

  • Students should contact the AST Program Coordinator to determine eligibility. 
  • If eligible, students must schedule and pass a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) reading, math, & language assessment with a score of 7.9 or higher in all areas.

D. POLICY APPLIES TO:

This applies to students registering for an approved program under the AST Program.

E. RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT:

The Center for Workforce and Community Education at the Community College of Rhode Island is the institution’s office responsible for coordinating the AST Program.

F. RELATED POLICIES:

CWCE Registration Policy
CWCE Refund Policy

APPROVED:      Ray M. Di Pasquale, President              Date: 9/20/2013

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