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UPDATING THE PATH A new collaboration between the Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state, with support from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, is training the next generation of process technicians and chemical operators, positions needed in the brewing, medical research and consumer products industries, among others. The program requires a high school diploma or GED to begin, takes eight weeks of both classroom learning and hands-on training, 
and is free. Here, Clarke Richmond makes circuits to control fluids at the WEC. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


Paths to manufacturing jobs grow

Perhaps it was an extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of...
WORKFORCE TRAINING: Julian L. Alssid, Community College of Rhode Island’s vice president of workforce partnerships, observes an adult education math class. CCRI introduced workforce training in math several years ago, and is now doing the same for language with its “Spanish for Survivors” pilot course.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Giving employers the skills to speak with their workers

The diversification of Rhode Island’s workforce has resulted in a frequent challenge for many employers. Workers may know enough English to perform their jobs,...

CCRI professor named president-elect of national laboratory science committee

PROVIDENCE – A Community College of Rhode Island professor and chair of the school’s Allied Health Department has been named president-elect of the American...
BRYAN BROPHY-BAERMANN started this week as the Community College of Rhode Island's new dean of arts, humanities and social sciences. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI has new dean of arts, humanities, social sciences after 4...

WARWICK – An educator from Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, Mass., has taken over as dean for arts, humanities and social sciences at the...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...

RI Promise deserves passage

Sometimes the corny thing can be the right thing.Such is the case with General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s plan to deposit $529 into the 529...

Bryant sees pluses of military service

The transition from a military to civilian workplace can be rocky, and sometimes the legitimate experience of veterans is lost in translation in interviews...
BUILDING A NEW FUTURE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Rhode Island Promise program has increased enrollment and graduation rates at the Community College of Rhode Island in its two years. 
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DAVE HANSEN

RI Promise delivers as CCRI graduation sets a record

Three years ago, when Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started her push for the Rhode Island Promise program, she did not receive universal plaudits.Speaker of...
THE FIRST STUDENTS WHO benefited from the Rhode Island Promise tuition-free scholarship program will be graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island on Thursday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI’s first class of R.I. Promise recipients set to graduate Thursday

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island is set to graduate its largest class in more than 20 years – about 2,300 students...
A 'PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN' led the Community College of Rhode Island to evacuate its Warwick campus and suspend classes on Wednesday morning. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI resumes classes at Warwick campus after evacuation because of bullet...

WARWICK – Classes at the Community College of Rhode Island's Warwick campus resumed Wednesday afternoon after the campus was evacuated in the morning when...
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