Center for Workforce and Professional Development
University College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Training is comprised of three training areas: Training for Workforce & Job Readiness, Customized Training and Workshops for Community & Corporate Partners and Professional Development Training for Educator & Schools.
Training for Workforce & Job Readiness
This program ensures that Rhode Islanders who are seeking employment opportunities are successfully prepared to do so. CWPD offers individualized career pathways for adult educators enabling participants to be well prepared for career success including soft skills and content knowledge. Each student will be prepared to take advantage of local employment opportunities and/or strengthen and build their levels of expertise in the workplace.
Corporate and Community Training & Development Workshops
These workshops increase employee abilities and better self-confidence through a stronger understanding of the industry and the responsibilities of each job. The results are more productive employees who can better assist the goals of the organization. Employees who feel appreciated and challenged through training opportunities have more satisfaction in their jobs.
Professional Development for Educators & Schools
This professional development consists of specialized learning and professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve their knowledge, competence, skills, and effectiveness. The CWPD also offers student education support services to school age children including remediation learning and driver’s education. When schools actively engage in community resources, they respond more effectively to the needs of students. They help children and youth develop healthy behaviors and promote healthy families.
The CWPD supports the academic needs of the community and improves social competence, independence and financial success.