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.


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.

Next Class Fall 2020!

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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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