The Division of Workforce Partnerships, formerly the Center for Workforce and Community Education (CWCE), builds strategic partnerships with industry leaders and works collaboratively to deliver programming for students to secure employment now and continue their education and growth into high-wage careers. Workforce programs include Workforce Partnerships, Career Services, Adult Education, and Transportation Education. Grant-funded programs enable qualified participants to receive skill training, develop foundational academic skills, or gain workforce training. Courses are taught on each campus, online, or at worksites throughout RI.
Workforce Programs provides academic courses and customized training courses for employers throughout the state. Students can take pre-employment classes in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, Microsoft Office, trades, apprenticeship training, and more. Many programs are designed in response to the needs of the RI community to educate, train, and certify individuals for success in the 21st century economy. To speak with staff, please call 401-333-7070.
Adult Education provides adult learners opportunities to gain foundation skills through GED preparation and testing and English as a second language (ESL) courses. There are multiple levels of both GED and ESL classes to meet a range of educational needs. Staff also helps students transition from ESL and GED classes to credit-bearing or certification courses. To speak with staff, please call 401-455-6144.
Career Services provides support at every stage of a student's education. Career advisors assist students with a variety of career concerns from making a career choice, matching majors to occupations and devising a career action plan to reach one’s educational or occupational goal. Assistance is provided to students seeking internship opportunities, job search help, résumé review, interview preparation and on-campus and off-campus employment. Students are encouraged to meet with a Career Services advisor or placement officer early and often. To speak with staff, please email [email protected] or call 401-825-2322.
Transportation Education provides Driver’s Education, Motorcycle Rider Education, CDL, driver retraining programs, and school bus driver training to participants. To speak with staff, please call 401-825-1214.
For more information, please visit the Division of Workforce Partnerships website.