Perkins V/PrepareRI

This summer, RIDE will host a series of meetings to engage educators, student advocates, industry partners, and community partners across the state in the development of a PrepareRI Action Plan and Perkins State Plan for 2020- 2025. The topics set for each meeting are intended to help identify opportunities to sustain and grow career readiness efforts for students of all ages in Rhode Island. Meetings will be hosted by some of the many critical partners of Career and Technical Education in Rhode Island at various locations throughout the state. 

Meetings are open to anyone who wants to participate, and stakeholders are encouraged to attend any or all of the meetings. 

  • June 27, Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, 8am - 11am

  • July 11, Innovate Newport, 513 Broadway, Newport, 8am - 11am

  • July 18, CCRI Warwick, 8am - 11am

  • August 15, New England Institute for Technology, 1 New England Tech Boulevard, East Greenwich, RI, 8am - 11am

  • August 22, Chariho Career and Technical Education Center, 455A Switch Rd, Wood River Junction, RI, , 8am - 11am

  • August 29, Location TBD, 8am - 11am

  • September 12, Davies Career and Technical High School, 50 Jenckes Hill Rd, Lincoln, RI

  • October 30, Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith St, Providence, RI, 8am - 11am

Check out for specific information about the meetings – including dates, locations, meeting details, and to RSVP to attend. A survey will be distributed following the first meeting to capture feedback from anyone who is not able to join in person but would like to participate.

Please direct any questions to Nicole Smith, Coordinator of Career & Technical Education at RIDE (