Contact InformationThe PACE program at CCRI has ended as of September 30, 2014.
About the PACE Program
PACE – Pathways to Advance Career Education – is a 3-year U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT1 grant awarded to the Community College of Rhode Island to develop streamlined, industry-recognized credentials training to move Rhode Island's unemployed and dislocated workers back into the work force. The CCRI PACE Grant welcomes trade-eligible dislocated workers, returning military veterans and Rhode Island's unemployed.
PACE recruitment and intake activities include collaborations with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, community-based agencies, employers including industry partners and other Rhode Island state/local city/town agencies.
The two career pathways offered through the CCRI PACE grant are health care and information technology. PACE Participants receive strong support and guidance from the PACE staff including academic advising, tutors and bilingual interpreters. The tutors work in conjunction with the classroom content instructors to facilitate acquisition of the career requisite reading, writing and mathematics skills.
The Community College of Rhode Island strives to integrate promising practices from the PACE program to create an overall "earn and learn" model that will more effectively link education, training, and the workplace while addressing participants' identified barriers to program completion and employment/academic success.