Vocational Education

Description: Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level. (HH-9000)

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Organization Name: Community College of Rhode Island
Address: RI
Services Provided: Workforce Programs
Adult Education
Transportation Education
Career Services

Disability Services for Students
https://www.ccri.edu/dss/
Provider Profiles: CWCE classes are offered at 3 different CCRI campuses
Knight Warwick Campus
40 East Ave
Warwick , RI 02886
401-825-1214
Liston Providence Campus
One Hilton St.
Providence, RI 02905
401-455-6144

Flanagan Lincoln Campus
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
401-333-7070
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/15/2018
Address: 1000 Bullocks Point
RI
Services Provided: The services provided by EBCAP include: Head Start and Early Head Start services; Even Start; family health and dental services; family development case management services including social service information and referral and basic human needs; youth programs; the East Bay Coalition for the Homeless; Heating and Energy Services; the Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Feeding and Nutrition Program (WIC); the Newport Skills Alliance; youth services; and senior services including case management, senior employment, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents and the Ocean State Senior Dining Program (meals in a social setting).
Provider Profiles: East Bay Community Action Program provides a wide array of health and human services to the residents of RI's east bay: East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown.
A number of satellite locations for WIC:
Tiverton -401-625-1364
Newport 401-619-5970
Bristol -401-253-7577
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/14/2018

Charlestown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 4350 South County Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-519-1909
Eligibility: 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED


Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work


Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills
Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: Call for information and locations
Summer Youth Employment and Training Program
A six week program operated between June and August for youth ages 14 -24. The program provides youth with work experience opportunities in local businesses, public facilities and non-profit agencies. Work experiences provide youth with hands-on opportunities to develop the skills they will need upon entering the work force. Youth receive wages and other payments upon attaining certain benchmarks relative to their job performance. Youth also participate in a variety of career and personal development activities such as community service projects, field trips, post secondary exploration, and guest speakers from key RI industries.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018

East Providence, RI

Organization Name: East Bay Community Action Program
Address: Weaver House
31 Grove Street
East Providence, RI
Phone: 401-640-8541
Eligibility: Youth must be between the ages of 14 and 24, and be a Rhode Island resident to participate in the Youth Center. Additional, more in-depth services are available through our Workforce Investment Act funding if a youth meets low income guidelines and has an additional barrier (as defined by WIA). For more specific eligibility information please contact the local Youth Center.
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment (application for service, vocational interest inventory, academic assessment)
• Job Skills (resume writing, applications, mock interviews)
• Academic Services (Pre- GED, remediation, GED)
• Contextual Learning (how academic skills apply to the world of work)
• Case Management (facilitation of services, referral to outside providers)
• Follow-up Services (tracking for status once services are complete)
• Summer Jobs Program
• Leadership Development (how adults conduct themselves in their daily lives, independent living skills)
• Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: The Youth Centers provide outreach, recruitment, intake, orientation and assessment for 400 youth, 14-24 years of age, in the East Bay area. Additional components include work experience, job development and placement, work readiness, leadership development and adult mentoring. Partner agreements provide satellite offices at high schools in East Providence, Newport, Bristol, Middletown, Portsmouth and Tiverton.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/19/2018

Exeter, RI

162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
Organization Name: US Department of Labor
Address: 162 Main Street
Exeter, RI 02882
Phone: 401-268-6000
TDD: 877-889-5627
Toll Free Phone: 800-733-5627
Eligibility: ages 16-24
Services Provided: Room/board on a Job Corps Center Campus
Career and vocational training programs
GED/high school diploma
ESL classes
Driver's Education

At Exeter Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.
[https://exeter.jobcorps.gov/contact-us]
Provider Profiles: Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (supersedes WIA 1998). For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2018

Johnson, RI

Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Address: 1126 Hartford Avenue
Johnson, RI 02919
Phone: 401-351-2750
Eligibility: Youths 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience

Part of YouthWORKS411 from RI Department of Labor and Training
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018

Lincoln, RI

50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Address: 50 Jenckes Hill Road
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-728-1500
Eligibility: Students 9th - 12th Application process : [https://www.daviestech.org/Page/88]
Services Provided: Office of Diverse Learners
The Office of Diverse Learners coordinates all activities related to the education, related services, and support services for students who have Individual Education Programs; students in the Limited English Proficient program; students who need remedial reading; and students on home instruction for medical reasons.
[https://www.daviestech.org/Page/103]
Provider Profiles: At Davies, our commitment goes beyond the typical high school classroom: we prepare students with a technical skill set and training they can carry to future careers. Over 90% of graduates leave Davies with industry certification, with students choosing from across nine different career areas: Automotive Careers, Electrical, Machine Technology, Pre-Engineering, Biomanufacturing Technology, Cosmetology, Health Careers, Hospitality Careers, and Graphics & Interactive Media.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/20/2017

North Kingstown, RI

Organization Name: Tri-County Community Action Agency
Address: 415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Phone: 401-789-3016
Eligibility: Youths 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work


Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: YouthWORKS411 Program from RI Department of Labor and Training
Summer Youth Employment Program : A six to eight week program operated between June and August for youth ages 14 -24. The program provides youth with work experience opportunities in local businesses, public facilities and non-profit agencies. Work experiences provide youth with hands-on opportunities to develop the skills they will need upon entering the work force. Youth receive a stipend or wage and are required to attain certain benchmarks relative to their job . performance. Youth also participate in a variety of career and personal development activities such as community service projects, field trips to local business and civic events, exposure to post secondary education and training opportunities, and guest speakers from key RI industries.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/31/2018

North Providence, RI

Organization Name: Tri-Town Community Action Agency
Address: 33 Maple Ave
North Providence, RI 02911
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment

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Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED
Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work
Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills
Job Readiness and Work Experience
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/22/2018

Providence, RI

Organization Name: Comprehensive Community Action
Address: Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Place
Providence, RI
Phone: 401-400-6035
Eligibility: youth in school ages 14-21 youth and young adults out of school ages 16-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment

Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Case Management
- Facilitation of services
- Referral to outside providers

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 8/16/2017
Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Organization Name: RI Department of Education
Address: Office of Student, Community and Academic Supports
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-8341
Fax: 401-222-6030
Eligibility: Membership of the committee is composed of individuals involved in or concerned with the education of children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities maintain the majority of the Committee membership. The membership also includes individuals with disabilities, teachers, representatives of institutions of higher education, private schools, charter schools, state and local education officials, administrators of programs for children with disabilities, foster care and homelessness, vocational, community or business organizations, juvenile and adult corrections and State Child Serving Agencies. RISEAC meeting schedule, agendas and minutes are posted with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. Meetings are open to the public.
Services Provided: The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee advises the
Commissioner and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary
Education on:

The unmet needs within the State in
the education of children with disabilities;

Any rules and regulations
proposed by the State regarding the
education of children with disabilities;

Developing evaluations and
reporting on data to the
Secretary of Education under section
618 of the Act and the SPP/APR.

Developing corrective action plans to
address findings identified in Federal monitoring
reports under Part B of IDEA;

Developing and implementing policies relating to the
coordination of services for children with disabilities and

Advise on eligible students with disabilities in adult prisons.
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee is an active voice in advocating that all students receive superior educational services enabling each student to achieve optimum success throughout their school years and into the world of adulthood.

The Rhode Island Special Education Advisory Committee
(RISEAC) meets monthly to discuss and review special
education issues and reforms identified in the state as well as
nationally. Open RISEAC meetings are held once a month on Thursday
evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, October through May. RISEAC members
also convene for a Strategic Planning Work session in September and in June.

Local Special Education Advisory Committees function and operate similar to the State Advisory Committee with similar membership and purpose.
Contact the school district’s Director of Special Education for information regarding the Local Special Education Advisory Council.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/29/2016
4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Organization Name: Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College
Address: 4th Floor
150 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-680-4900
Eligibility: Grades 9-12 th . The RINI Middle College is an open enrollment public charter school that enrolls students from across the state of Rhode Island. As a statewide charter school, we purposefully seek to enroll a demographically diverse student body as essential to our mission of diversifying the future nursing and healthcare workforce. When RINI receives more enrollment applications than available seats, admission is determined through a blind lottery.
Services Provided: RINI Middle College students are afforded a rigorous high school curricula, early college classes, opportunities to earn workforce certificates in health care (First Aid, CPR ,CNA, EMT), and internships/employment in RI health care facilities for exposure to the nursing profession. Students entering the 9th grade are allowed to enroll as first year students after successfully completing their 8th grade year at another school. Students who are successful in their first year take a combination of high school and college courses through URI, CCRI, RIC and RWU during their third and fourth years.
Maureen Decrescenzo, Director of Special Education
Provider Profiles: The Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter High School, located in Providence, opened during the summer of 2011 to educate the next generation of nurses with a focus on health technology, public health, and home-based care. We are the first public charter high school in the U.S. focused on nursing and health care and the first middle college in the State of RI. We currently serve students from 19 school districts.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/24/2017

Woonsocket, RI

Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
Address: 55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility: 14-24
Services Provided: Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assesment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience
Provider Profiles: Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/19/2018