Training for Workforce and Job Readiness

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.

Programs

Roberson's Turning Point Driver's Education

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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

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Microsoft Office Specialist certification provide 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.

Course Options:

  • Two (2) weeks in-class sessions with a certified instructor followed by self-guided tutorials at the pace of the student
  • Self-guided/self-paced tutorials without guidance from a certified instructor

Register for the Self-Guided MOS Course

StoryPathing

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StoryPathing is 

The CWPD will be running its first cohort in the late spring 2019!

Students: StoryPathing is a powerful, proven, step-by-step, online narrative and identity development process designed specifically for young adults. Students develop and learn to tell the guiding story of who he or she wants to become, what she’s doing to get there, and why this is important to them; All of which support college-prep interviews, entrance essays, school selection, and choice of major – or, on the flip-side, the transition from college to work. It generates the confidence, clarity, and direction young adults must have to differentiate themselves, set themselves apart from the crowd, and to make real the future she or he imagines.

Outcomes for Students:

  • A sense of direction that is logically articulated, founded in reality, and responsive to opportunities and challenges
  • A coherent, polished narrative/story that helps others recognize, support, and promote the student's potential
  • Clarity and certainty to investigate, select, and apply to colleges/universities/programs/jobs that are well-suited to them
  • A rich understanding of how their skills, beliefs, values, and interpersonal style integrate with and complement one another -- revealing a strong individual identity that is connected to a past and an attainable possible future

Professionals: Professionals promotes career clarity and personal confidence. Participants identify the interconnected and complementary connections to what they do across the spectrum of their lives. They then apply these insights to clarify and guide career, job-role, and life choices, and generate a powerful story that serves to make that future a reality. Professionals is a proven, step-by-step, facilitated and guided online program that is exciting, time effective, and transformative. The skills learned are immediately and consistently applicable to all facets of your life. For employers the course learning serves to identify and/or support of career and talent development objectives. Participants leave with a directed plan use the learning both in the workplace and their lives. StoryPathing is appropriate for professionals at any stage of his or her career.

Outcomes for Professionals:

  • Seeking to advance career
  • Recognize the myriad skills and talents they have at hand
  • Transitioning into a new role or chapter of life
  • Seeking to gain the confidence and wherewithal to step out of the shadows and be seen

Learn more about StoryPathing!

Mediation

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Mediation, a process in which a neutral third party assist 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.

The CWPD will be running its first cohort in Fall 2019!

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Electrician Apprenticeship Program

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Starting Fall 2019!

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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Paramedic Programs

Paramedic

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The Paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital emergency setting. Through this program, you'll be qualified and prepared to save lives in many emergency situations because you’ll be ready to take on entry-level paramedic positions in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and effective (behavior) learning domains.

Learn more about our Paramedic Program

Cardiac to Paramedic

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The Accelerated RI EMT-Cardiac to Paramedic program is designed for licensed Cardiacs active in EMS who are looking to advance their career by obtaining a Paramedic certification.

Learn more about our Cardiac to Paramedic Program

Career Pathways Programs

Legal Assistant

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The Legal Assistant Certificate Program gives the student the opportunity to earn three stand-alone certificates: 

  • Legal Assistant
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (in Word and Excel)
  • Essential Skills

This program is a great opportunity to prepare the student to be a legal assistant in private law firms, corporate legal departments, insurance companies, estate and trust departments of large banks, hospitals and health care organizations, real estate and title insurance companies, professional trade associations, community legal services programs, consumer organizations, offices of public defenders and prosecutors, city, state and federal government agencies and the judicial system.  

The Legal Assistant curriculum includes ethics and professional responsibility, legal research and analysis, legal writing and communications, interviewing and investigating, civil litigation, law firm structures and organization, law office procedures, and success in the workplace. At the end of the program, students will sit for the Microsoft Word and Excel exam, which is included in the cost of the course. Essential Skills instruction includes time management, stress management, mindfulness, conflict resolution, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, team building, resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search.  

At the end of the program, students will sit for the Microsoft Word and Excel exam, which is included in the cost of the course.

Classes are face-to-face Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Students will be at internship four days a week and students will be in the classroom for check-in/further training one day a week.at Roger Williams University-Providence Campus. Parking will be validated.

This program is Pell Grant Eligible.

Cohorts are scheduled to begin in September, January and April. For more information, you may contact Kristin L. Zimmerman at 401-254-3555 or at kzimmerman@rwu.edu

Learn more about our Legal Assistant Pathway Program

Business Office Technology

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The Business Office Technology (BOT) Certificate Program gives the student the opportunity to earn three stand-alone certificates: 

  • Business Office Technology
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (in Word and Excel)
  • Essential Skills

This program is a great opportunity to prepare the student for challenging positions such as accounts payable clerks, accounts receivable clerks, bookkeeping clerks, administrative assistants, executive assistants, financial clerks, payroll clerks and office managers. 

The Business Office Technology curriculum includes basic accounting and bookkeeping principles, training in QuickBooks, business communication, basic computer troubleshooting, Microsoft Word and Excel, scanner, copier, and fax operations. Essential Skills instruction includes time management, stress management, mindfulness, conflict resolution, problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, team building, resume writing, interviewing techniques and job search. 

At the end of the program, students will sit for the Microsoft Word and Excel exam, which is included in the cost of the course.

Classes are face-to-face Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Students will be at internship four days a week and students will be in the classroom for check-in/further training one day a week.at Roger Williams University-Providence Campus. Parking will be validated.

This program is Pell Grant Eligible.

Cohorts are scheduled to begin in September, January and April. For more information, you may contact Kristin L. Zimmerman at 401-254-3555 or at kzimmerman@rwu.edu

Learn more about our BOT Pathway Program