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CCRI Extends Career Pathways Program to Newport

The program, launched in 2010 and offered through CCRI’s Center for Workforce and Community Education, will be offered for the first time in Newport starting June 30.

Photo Courtesy: CCRI
Photo Courtesy: CCRI

Rhode Islanders interested in learning more about Career Pathways for the 21st Century, a free program at the Community College of Rhode Island to help them find their ideal career or pathway to higher education, are invited to attend an information session at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 5, at the college’s Newport County Campus, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport.

The program, launched in 2010 and offered through CCRI’s Center for Workforce and Community Education, will be offered for the first time in Newport starting June 30. The eight-week session offers career exploration for adults and focuses on helping people break into high-demand job sectors such as health care, information technology, construction, advanced manufacturing, and hospitality and tourism. The program also helps participants hone their skills in math, reading and writing. 

Participants will spend 20 hours each week in the program, which also will provide work experiences including job shadows, tours and informational interviews; distance learning opportunities; case management services; and career coaching that includes referral to appropriate training, job search strategies, and development of a long-term career and educational plan.

The program is free to accepted students through funding provided by the Rhode Island Department of Education, and there are no income eligibility requirements. 

To request more information or register for an information session, contact Career Pathways Coordinator Lynn Watterson at 401-455-6042 or by email at lpwatterson@ccri.edu.

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