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Workforce Training & Corporate Education

CCRI's Center for Workforce Training & Corporate Education (WTCE) is a comprehensive resource addressing the training and workforce development needs of public, non-profit, and private sector organizations throughout Rhode Island. We offer customized training programs that can be taught on-site or at one of our four college campuses. We also offer our credit courses that can be delivered on-site by CCRI faculty. Class schedules can be designed to meet individual company needs.

We offer programs in the following areas:

  • Technology- MS Office, Cloud-based services, Social media-related skills, Cybersecurity
  • Organizational- Supervisory, Leadership, Business Writing, ESL, Workplace Spanish
  • Manufacturing-Blue print reading, Shop math, Lean, Safety, CNC/advanced manufacturing, Composites
  • Business/Financial Literacy- Excel and forecasting, Analytics, Entrepreneurial finance, Cs of credit, QuickBooks/Quicken
  • Communications-Business writing, Business social media, Negotiation, Business etiquette

Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governmental agencies, non-profit community and social services agencies, and companies, large and small, operating in such diverse industries as consumer products, financial services, food & beverage, healthcare, hospitality/tourism, manufacturing (including advanced and jewelry), and retail, among others.

For more information about on-site customized training, call 401-455-6188

Incumbent Worker Training Grants

The Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) Incumbent Worker Training Grant program is funded by the Job Development Fund (JDF) and provides matching grants to businesses to increase the skills of current employees and increase the competiveness and productivity of RI businesses and workers. [Learn more about Incumbent Worker Training Grants.]

Job Training Tax Credit

Companies are eligible for a tax credit of 50 percent of actual training expenses for new and current employees, up to $5,000 per employee, over three years, for their investments in retraining or upgrading the skills of their employees. Training programs must be pre-approved by the Human   Resource Investment Council. Employees must work at least 30 hours per week at the time of the training, make 150 percent of the Rhode Island minimum wage at completion and be retained for 18 months for the company to qualify. [Learn more about Job Training Tax Credit.]


Contact Information

John Freer
Training Coordinator


Evelyn Guerzon
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 401.455.6161

Liston Campus
One Hilton St.
Providence, RI 02905-2304


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Last Updated: 12/23/16