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, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at William M. Davies Career and Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln, RI 02865
February 26, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Tides Restaurant located at the Warwick Career and Technical Center, Toll Gate Campus Building 5, 575 Centerville Road, Warwick, RI 02886
March 19, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at East Providence Career and Technical Center, 1998 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
• RI Home Show/WBL Presentation (Lou Cotoia and Cheryl Boyd)
April 23, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Knotty Oak Room, located at the Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry High School, 40 Reservoir Road Coventry, RI 02816
May 21, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Location TBD
June 11, 2019, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Location TBD
For questions, please contact:
Lynne Bedard, PrepareRI Ambassador and Career Coordinator, Ponaganset HS
Paul Williams, Office of College and Career Readiness, RIDE
Nicole Smith, Office of College and Career Readiness, RIDE