Center for Workforce and Professional Development

University College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Training (CWPD) is comprised of three training areas:

• Training for Workforce & Job Readiness
• Customized Training and Workshops for Community & Corporate Partners
• Professional Development Training for Educator & Schools


Carpentry Apprenticeship Program

Carpentry Apprenticeship Program
The Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (CAP) at Roger Williams University (RWU) satisfies the State of Rhode Island requirements for hours, content, and assessment. This four year program offers a high quality program that meets the needs of the local construction industry and is accessible to students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Graduates of the program will be well-positioned to gain steady employment in the construction industry as a qualified journeyperson carpenter.  All instructional spaces and practices are conducted in facilities and environments that are in compliance with current OSHA and RWU standards.

Construction Management Certificate  

Construction Management Certificate
This 10-week program is designed for professionals in the construction field looking to effectively manage projects of all sizes. Although experience is beneficial, it is not a requirement for successful completion of the offering. With weekly modules focused on planning, estimating, scheduling, procurement, contracts, and much more, this certificate provides you with the skills needed to efficiently manage people, materials, and equipment. Whether you work at a small firm or a big company, this Certificate in Construction Management can help you take the next step in your career.

CTE Teacher Certification Program  

CTE Teacher Certification Program & Credential Review Pathway 
The CTE Teacher Certification program is a competency-based, non-credit program that prepares candidates to become eligible for CTE teacher certification through the Rhode Island Department of Education.  Micro-courses are held each month with additional learning experiences, resources, and assignments available at all times.

CTE Credential Review Pathway    Self-paced, Start Anytime!

CTE Teacher Certification Program & Credential Review Pathway 
The Credential Review Pathway at Roger Williams offers an option for certification for those candidates who have already begun to take courses towards CTE teacher certification. The Credential Review Pathway to certification involves an application process that includes an assessment of the candidate’s readiness through a thorough review of credentials.   The evidence will be reviewed and the candidate would then complete an individualized program of study based on remaining competencies that must be met.

CVS Health    June 2021

CVS Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers
This training series provides a wide variety of skills in preparation for pitching and landing expanded retail distribution of your products and services, all based on the competencies and practices of CVS Health. You will develop personal and professional relationships with other diverse suppliers and have the opportunity to create new partnerships.

Driver Education   

Roger Williams University Driver Education Program 
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 Driver’s license.

Electrician Apprenticeship Program

Electrical Apprenticeship Program
Roger Williams University’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program (EAP) is designed to meet the educational needs of today’s electrical apprentice and the companies that employ them. Students earn full National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) accreditation.

ESL Teacher Certification    

ESL Teacher Certification
Our program provides teachers with a range of online and face-to-face experiences that include, but are not limited to: readings, lectures, learning activities, workshops, practicum experiences, analyses of videos of your own teaching practice, and a range of meetings.  These experiences are aligned to the TESOL standards and allow you to develop and demonstrate the competencies necessary to earn the ESL Teacher Certification.

Estimating and Bidding      Oct. 26 - Nov. 30, 2021

Estimating and Bidding
This 5-week course will cover the basics of advanced building estimating to include but not limited to unit price cost estimating; quantity takeoff; labor; material; equipment; and computer applications. Bid strategies, productivity, and value engineering will also be examined.

Global Systems Thinking     Sign Up Now!

Thriving in a Global World
In this globally connected world, professionals in every field need the tools and prospective to connect across communities. Whether it is working through pandemics or succeeding in a global economy, a global systems thinking approach will help you improve impact and results in your work and for your organization. This fully-online 10-week course will include modules on global citizenship, effective intercultural communication, global engagement and more. 

Hydroponics Cultivator Certificate Program    

Hydroponics Cultivator Certificate Program
The Hydroponics industry, currently estimated at USD 8.1 billion, is projected to double by 2025*. Hydroponics, the art and science of growing plants in water instead of soil, is more ever-present today as families, schools and communities face disrupted food systems, food insecurities, rising food costs and deteriorating food quality.

Microsoft Office Certification      Self-paced, Start Anytime!

Microsoft Certifications - Microsoft Office Certifications
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.

Microsoft Office Specialist Class    Custom Timing

Microsoft Office Specialist
The CWPD can develop a specialized Microsoft Office Specialist course for your students at a time and format that works for you. 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.