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Robin Smith, Associate Vice President -

Smith leads the Center for Workforce & Community Education which offers programs in customized training, community education, literacy education and personal enrichment courses. She is responsible for programs and courses at four campus locations and represents CCRI in the community as a member of the Providence Cranston Workforce Investment Board, Newport Skills Alliance, Davies Board of Trustees, Workforce Investment Board of Greater RI and convener of the Healthy RI Task Force subgroup on Workforce Development.

Mark R. Allio, Director -

Mark directs the Center for Workforce Training and Corporate Education (WTCE) which offers a variety of credit and non-credit educational programs spanning workforce training, professional development, and customized programs for public agencies, non-profits, and private sector organizations with varied assessment and professional development needs. Programs can be delivered on-site, or on-campus, or online.

Meo Colantonio, Director -

Responsible for the leadership, management, and administration of all Community Services programs and functions. This includes all programming aspects of education and training programs, high stakes promotional exams, special grant projects, traffic safety education courses and satellite/off campus locations. As a member of the senior management team of the Center for Workforce and Community Education, Meo contributes to the development and implementation of the division's vision, mission, and goals.

Fred Colonies, Director -

Fred directs the Institute for Leadership Development which provides customized, affordable, high-quality organizational skills training to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. Training opportunities serving organizational needs at all levels, from frontline employees to upper-level management, are available in modular programs focusing on specific aspects of performance improvement, leadership skills, teamwork, supervisory skills, workplace basics and interpersonal communication. These training systems are designed to provide the maximum opportunity for customization in order to best meet an organization’s specific needs. In addition, Fred is responsible for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) SPHR® and PHR® certification review classes and the TiPS® Alcohol Server Awareness Training Program.

Sharon Miles, Director -

Sharon Miles is the Director of CWCE’s Department of Adult Education and Literacy. Hundreds of Rhode Islanders seek the assistance of the various programs offered in this department. Sharon manages the non-credit ESL programs, the GED Transitions Pathways Program, the Workplace Solutions Program, and the Statewide Transitions to College Policy Advocate. Sharon partners with other adult education providers to create a seamless system of services for adult learners. She is responsible for managing the grants that provide funding for many of these services, collaborates with RIDE and other adult education leaders to offer best practice models for students. In addition, Sharon is the GED Chief Examiner for CCRI’s Providence Campus and oversees the pre-testing and GED testing of people seeking a high school equivalency.

Jaime Nash, Director -

Jaime oversees the divisions many non-credit distance learning programs in addition to several programs offered on-campus. These programs include the Teacher Assistant TrainingHospital-based Massage Training Program, Pet Assisted TherapySAT Prep, and Personal Enrichment Courses as well as the college's contract with the Department of Corrections. As a member of the senior management team of the Center for Workforce and Community Education, Jaime oversees the Division's student information and reporting system as well as the website. He also contributes to the development and implementation of the division's vision, mission, and goals.

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Last Updated: 12/28/15