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TEACHING TOOL: Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers, students in the process technician program at the Westerly Education Center, use a teaching tool that mimics industrial systems in the handling of liquids.
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BRIAN MCDONALD

Managing ‘process’ a wanted skill

Process technician: The name doesn’t necessarily trigger an awareness or emotion among Rhode Island job seekers, but maybe it should.Employers are looking for them,...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...
THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER received a $750,000 STEM grant to support the acquisition of new equipment and to support staff positions. / COURTESY THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

WEC receives $750K STEM grant from U.S. Navy for equipment, staff...

WESTERLY – The Westerly Education Center received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research to fund the addition of capacity...

Westerly Education Center completes construction of new science labs

WESTERLY – Westerly Education Center has completed construction of a chemistry lab and biology lab, the nonprofit workforce training and higher education center announced...
CAITLIN GRIFFIN, a previous participant in the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training program, displays her certificate. Throughout October, the WEC is hosting two-hour informational sessions regarding the next iteration of the nine-week program. / COURTESY WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

Westerly Education Center promotes free bank teller and customer service training...

WESTERLY - A series of information sessions outlining the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training job skills program for sales, customer...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...
BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced the creation of a postsecondary job-training program to be based in Woonsocket, with Larry J. Merlo-led CVS Health as one of the industry partners. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY CVS HEALTH

New Woonsocket training center grand idea but needs more detail

Building on the success of the Westerly Education Center, which through industry partnerships (and funding) has helped train more than 1,000 postsecondary students for...
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been re-elected to a second term, with 98 percent of precincts reporting results./COURTESY OFFICE OF GINA M. RAIMONDO

Raimondo announces Northern Rhode Island Higher Education Center with public-private partnerships

WOONSOCKET – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a new public-private partnership designed to bring new job training programs through the establishment of the Northern...
THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER recently received a $2,000 grant from The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation. From left, Dennis L. Algiere, senior vice president, chief compliance officer and director of community affairs for The Washington Trust Co.; Amy Grzybowski, executive director, Westerly Education Center; and Edward O. "Ned" Handy III, chairman and CEO, Washington Trust Bancorp. / COURTESY WASHINGTON TRUST

Westerly Education Center receives grant from Washington Trust

WESTERLY – The Westerly Education Center announced April 23 the receipt of a $2,000 grant from The Washington Trust Charitable Foundation.The funds will be...

APA RI awards Westerly Education Center for work to revitalize town

AMY GRZYBOWSKI is the executive director of the Westerly Education Center, which recently received the Outstanding Plan Implementation Award from the Rhode Island chapter...
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