Dr. Cap H. Frank
Assistant to the Program Director
About the PACE Program
PACE – Pathways to Advance Career Education – is a U.S. Department of Labor 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 will include collaborations with the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, community-based agencies, employers including industry partners and other state/local agencies.
The two career pathways offered through the CCRI PACE grant are health care or information technology. Participants will have strong support and guidance from the PACE staff including academic advising, tutors and bilingual interpreters. The tutors will work in conjunction with the classroom content instructors to facilitate acquisition of the career requisite reading, writing and mathematics skills.
CCRI will integrate promising practices from the PACE program to create an “earn and learn” model that will more effectively link education, training and the workplace while addressing participants’ identified barriers to program completion and success.
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