Job training program opens for East Providence residents

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PAWTUCKET — A local job training program is accepting East Providence residents for enrollment.

The Woodlawn Community Development Corporation’s new Woodlawn Avenues to Vocation and Employment (WAVE) program is developing a number of free job training programs, which will start on sometime in July 2013. The eight-week job training program to be offered will involve training individuals to work at non-profit agencies throughout Rhode Island.

The job training program will help prepare individuals to work at non-profit agencies and topics will include customer relations, office skills, total quality management, basic grant writing, basic bookkeeping, board and committee development, community outreach, marketing, public relations, diversity awareness, ethics and values, fundraising, financial management, program planning, conflict resolution, volunteer management job interview techniques, resume preparation, and other aspects of securing employment.

In addition, training will involve CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) use, Healthcare Provider training, First aid, and an array of certified courses in the health field, and additional certified training courses.

Internship experience at the Woodlawn Community Center will include working with the seniors Meals on Wheels lunch site, the R.I. Food Bank Kids Café program, and the summer youth employment program—all held at the Woodlawn Community Center in Pawtucket. East Providence residents are eligible to apply.

The Woodlawn Community Development Corporation/Woodlawn Community Center is located at 210 West Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860. For more information contact Dennis Tabella, Executive Director, at 401-475-7632.

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