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Classes begin and run continuously.

Contact us for program start dates: (401) 456-8698 or Email for more information.

Funding Sources

Outreach Programs is generously supported by the following organizations:

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT)

Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS)

Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE)

Rhode Island Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS)

Dorcas International Institute of RI (DIIRI)

The Emma Harris Foundation

 

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Areas of Training and Services


Social and Human Service Assistant Certificate Program

The Social and Human Service Assistant Certificate Program at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work prepares students for entry level case management practice by providing knowledge-based and value-informed education concerned with improving social conditions, as well as the individual well-being of people. Contact us for the next start date and schedule. Click Here for details.


Training Responsible Adults to be Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks (TRABAC)

The courses apply the theory and practice of double-entry bookkeeping, use of journals and ledgers, preparation of basic payroll records, worksheet statements, bank statement reconciliations, adjusting and closing entries and development.

Contextualized Training for Responsible Adults to be Bookkeeping and Accounting Clerks (TRABAC PLUS)

TRABAC PLUS (CONTEXTUALIZED) incorporates remediation and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as needed for each individual student. The courses apply the theory and practice of double-entry bookkeeping, use of journals and ledgers, preparation of basic payroll records, worksheet statements, bank statement reconciliations, adjusting and closing entries and development.

Training Responsible Adults as Medical Assistants (TRAMA)

Medical terminology, electronic health records, medical office skills, clinical office techniques, software specific to medical field, internship.

Contextualized Training for Responsible Adults as Medical Assistants (TRAMA PLUS)

TRAMA PLUS (CONTEXTUALIZED) incorporates remediation and/or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) as needed for each individual student. Core training includes medical terminology, electronic health records, medical office skills, clinical office techniques, software specific to medical field, and an office internship.

Community Health Worker

The CHW field is expanding rapidly. Training provides a comprehensive set of skills necessary to be a successful Community Health Worker in Rhode Island. In conjunction with Community Health Worker Association of RI (CHWARI). Learn more.

Additional Programs

ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages

Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are available. Instruction in improving English listening, speaking, reading, writing and pronunciation skills using classroom instruction coupled with multimedia technology.

Support for Refugees (Support for Refugees)

Newly arrived refugees receive English for Speakers of Other Languages instruction and computer literacy skills.

Support Services

In addition, we offer support services, such as workplace English to employers/employees, attitudinal counseling, employment skills, job development and placement services. We also provide workplace and on-site services to employers and employees by providing skill training that fits the needs of employers. We serve the unemployed, underemployed, dislocated workers, some of whom are limited-English and need assistance in language and work skills, training, and placement. We serve Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.

We offer Support Services to Employees and Employers

  • Interpreting and translating in Spanish, Portuguese, Cape Verdean, Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, etc.
  • Conflict resolution concerning multicultural issues in the workplace
  • Workplace English/Spanish language skills
  • Basic SCANS skills
  • Instruction in safety procedures
  • Assessment of prior work skills
  • Individualized testing

Who Needs These Programs?

  • Unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers - some of whom are limited-English and need assistance in training, language and work skills assessment and placement.
  • Employers who wish to take advantage of the high level skills brought to this country by people of other cultures and retrained workers.
  • Service Providers who do not have the facilities to train and assess their clientele.
  • Educational Institutions who wish to enroll and/or certify limited-English adults for academic programs or degrees.