What are career coordinators?
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, RIDE is encouraging all high schools to designate a “Career Coordinator.” Career Coordinators will manage work-based learning for their school and serve as the key work-based learning contact person for both students and external stakeholders (including business and industry groups, RIDE, and the Statewide Career Readiness Intermediary). Career Coordinators are focused on ensuring students’ readiness for success during their work-based learning experiences and on their future career pathways.
Work-based learning information
The key document guiding work-based learning (WBL) in Rhode Island is the WBL Guidance from the Governor's Workforce Board. To provide additional clarifications to that document, please see the WBL Frequently Asked Questions from RIDE.
Meetings and notes
Meetings and locations are tentative and will be confirmed by email
September 26, 2018, 9-12 a.m. at WaterFire Providence
October 23, 2018, 8-10 a.m., in Parson Lecture Hall (Room N106), New England Tech, 1 New England Tech Blvd, East Greenwich, RI
November 20, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Grace Welcome Center, Johnson and Wales Harborside Campus, 320 Harborside Blvd, Providence, RI
(No December meeting)
January 15, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
February 26, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
March 19, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
April 23, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
May 21, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
June 11, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
For questions, please contact:
Lynne Bedard, PrepareRI Ambassador and Career Coordinator, Ponaganset HS
Paul Williams, Office of College and Career Readiness, RIDE
Spencer Sherman, Office of College and Career Readiness, RIDE