Training for Workforce and Job Readiness

CWPD offers individualized career pathways for adult learners 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.

Programs

In this course, each learner’s understanding of safe and responsible driving will be taught throughout the 33-hour State of Rhode Island approved curriculum. During these classes, learners will be taught high standard safe driving habits and the rules of the road for Rhode Island. The purpose of the course is to produce drivers who are knowledgeable, responsible, collision-free and capable of assessing and managing risk while preparing to take the first steps in earning their Rhode Island Drivers license!

Learn more about our Driver's Education Program and how to register!

Microsoft Office Specialist certification provides industry-leading assessments of skills and knowledge, giving students and professionals real-world exercises to appraise their understanding of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office Specialists have universal skills necessary for individuals to stand out and compete in the workforce. Holding an MOS certification can earn an entry level employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than those who are not certified. This exam guarantees that every certified user has demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Office, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.

The self-paced, fully online application course can provide you with all the training you need within the Office program of your choice.

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Mediation, a process in which a neutral third party assists those in conflict reach a mutually satisfying agreement, can be a meaningful tool for all professionals in which challenging situations exist. This course provides students with skills and techniques such as active listing, reframing, brainstorming, handling power imbalances, and dealing with impasse; all of which are skills needed to engage parties to talk with one another. Although these skills may not have been learned in other venues, the umbrella of mediation offers a process context to work through conflict in a more deliberate and meaningful way. This skill set can benefit everyone in their personal and professional lives, but is especially relevant for those working in fields such as human resources, business, real estate, and neighborhood conflict.

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Through the completion of this program, electrician apprentices will:

  • Fulfill the state requirements for clock education hours to sit during your Journeyman test
  • Receive National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) full accreditation
  • Participate in labs and experience hands-on training
  • Receive credits for life experience 
  • Combine on-the-job training and curriculum to better prepare for real life work as a Journeyman after passing the test

Besides mandatory education hours required by the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, our program offers a Journeyman test preparation class with live test sessions to build confidence for the Journeyman test. As an additional bonus, students will earn college credits which can be used for further education at University College through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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Career Pathways Programs

This certificate program is designed to give students mastery as a legal support professional and designed to lead to immediate employment. Completers of this certificate program are a highly motivated workforce eager to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Upon completion of the certificate program students will possess the following learner outcomes:

  • Prepare affidavits or other documents, such as legal correspondence, and organize and maintain documents in paper or electronic filing system.
  • Prepare legal documents, including briefs, pleadings, appeals, wills, contracts, and real estate closing statements.
  • Prepare for trial by performing tasks such as organizing exhibits.
  • Investigate facts and law of cases and search pertinent sources, such as public records and internet sources, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases.
  • File pleadings with court clerk.
  • Gather and analyze research data, such as statutes, decisions, and legal articles, codes, and documents.
  • Direct and coordinate law office activity, including the delivery of subpoenas.
  • Call upon witnesses to testify at a hearing.
  • Identify features and timeline of a job search plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use search and filter functions in job search sites.
  • Identify steps to prepare for a career or job fair (posting resume, preparing the introduction, reading schedule/calendar). 
  • Identify elements of a resume and best practices for writing one (including employment history, hard and soft skills, accomplishments, job search goals, gaps in employment, etc.)
  • Identify key steps in preparing for an interview including identifying common interview questions; distinguish between strong and weak answers to interview questions; how to practice for an interview, giving answers for gaps in employment or previous incarceration.
  • Identify best practices to be successful on the job (including meeting employer expectations, making arrangements so that responsibilities and problems outside of work do not interfere with the job, learning new skills, dressing professionally, showing appreciation, and accepting constructive criticism). 

Note: The Legal Assistant program is not approved by the American Bar Association and is not intended to prepare students to work as Paralegals.

For more information, you may contact Allegra Brosco at 401-254-34839 or at abrosco@rwu.edu

Learn more about our Legal Administrative Assistant Pathway Program

This certificate program is designed to give students mastery as a bookkeeping and accounting support professional and designed to lead to immediate employment. Completers of this certificate program are a highly motivated workforce eager to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills.
 
Upon completion of the certificate program students will possess the following learner outcomes:

  • Operate computers programmed with QuickBooks software. 
  • Classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers. 
  • Record debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Prepare and process payroll information. 
  • Reconcile records of bank transactions. 
  • Prepare bank deposits by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to banks. 
  • Receive, record, and bank cash, checks, and vouchers. 
  • Compare computer printouts to manually maintained journals to determine if they match. 
  • Match order forms with invoices, and record the necessary information. 
  • Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets.  Prepare trial balances of books. 
  • Compile statistical, financial, accounting, or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses. 
  • Identify features and timeline of a job search plan. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to use search and filter functions in job search sites. 
  • Identify steps to prepare for a career or job fair (posting resume, preparing introduction, reading schedule/calendar).  
  • Identify elements of a resume and best practices for writing one (including employment history, hard and soft skills, accomplishments, job search goals, gaps in employment, etc.) 
  • Identify key steps in preparing for an interview including identifying common interview questions; distinguish between strong and weak answers to interview questions; how to practice for an interview, giving answers for gaps in employment or previous incarceration. 
  • Identify best practices to be successful on the job (including meeting employer expectations, making arrangements so that responsibilities and problems outside of work do not interfere with the job, learning new skills, dressing professionally, showing appreciation, and accepting constructive criticism). 

For more information, you may contact Allegra Brosco at 401-254-4839 or at abrosco@rwu.edu. 

Learn more about our BOT Pathway Program

This certificate program is designed to give students mastery as a medical office support professional and designed to lead to immediate employment. Completers of this certificate program are a highly motivated workforce eager to demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and skills.

Upon completion of the certificate program students will possess the following learner outcomes:

  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations.
  • Operate office equipment, such as voice mail messaging systems, and use word processing, spreadsheet, or other software applications to prepare reports, invoices, financial statements, letters, case histories, or medical records.
  • Maintain medical records, technical library, or correspondence files.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, or correspondence, using typewriter or personal computer.
  • Receive and route messages or documents, such as laboratory results, to appropriate staff.
  • Transmit correspondence or medical records by mail, e-mail, or fax.
  • Perform various clerical or administrative functions, such as ordering and maintaining an inventory of supplies.
  • Interview patients to complete documents, case histories, or forms, such as intake or insurance forms.
  • Schedule tests or procedures for patients, such as lab work or x-rays, based on physician orders.
  • Transcribe recorded messages or practitioners' diagnoses or recommendations into patients' medical records.
  • Arrange hospital admissions for patients.
  • Identify features and timeline of a job search plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use search and filter functions in job search sites.
  • Identify steps to prepare for a career or job fair (posting resume, preparing introduction, reading schedule/calendar). 
  • Identify elements of a resume and best practices for writing one (including employment history, hard and soft skills, accomplishments, job search goals, gaps in employment, etc.)
  • Identify key steps in preparing for an interview including identifying common interview questions; distinguish between strong and weak answers to interview questions; how to practice for an interview, giving answers for gaps in employment or previous incarceration.
  • Identify best practices to be successful on the job (including meeting employer expectations, making arrangements so that responsibilities and problems outside of work do not interfere with the job, learning new skills, dressing professionally, showing appreciation, and accepting constructive criticism). 

For more information, you may contact Allegra Brosco at 401-254-4839 or at abrosco@rwu.edu. 

Learn more about our Medical Office Assistant Pathway Program