CCRI to offer free ‘Process Tech’ training in Westerly

Tuition is free and funded through Real Jobs Rhode Island. The course will begin on October 15, 2019 and will be held at CCRI’s satellite campus at the Westerly Education Center.

The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Westerly Education Center, Real Jobs Rhode Island and RI Department of Labor and Training, is now accepting applications for a 10-week, 300-hour training in Process Technology.

Tuition is free and funded through Real Jobs Rhode Island. The course will begin on October 15, 2019 and will be held at CCRI’s satellite campus at the Westerly Education Center.

Industries needing Process Techs include health science, pharmaceutical, materials testing, medical research, brewing, consumer product and food manufacturing.

The training combines classroom and hands-on instruction and will familiarize individuals in chemical processing and government regulations; safety and workplace responsibilities; physical properties and determinations; chemical calculations; handling chemicals; pressure and vacuum; sampling; fluid mechanics and plumbing; computer control and monitoring systems; standard operating procedures; basic electricity; process operations; and soft skills.

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No experience is necessary and a GED or high school diploma is required.  Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate and job placement assistance.

Students interested in this career path training with preferred hiring status should contact CCRI’s Division of Workforce Partnerships at WorkforcePartnerships@ccri.edu.

CCRI is at the forefront of improving the ways community college students are prepared to advance their education and career prospects. This May, the college achieved its highest first-time, full-time graduation rate in more than 20 years, and expects to have the highest three-year graduation rate of any community college in New England by 2021.