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Education & Employment Services

The mission of the Education & Employment Services team at Crossroads Rhode Island is to provide high-quality adult education, job training, and support services to assist homeless and at-risk individuals and families so that they may secure financial and housing stability.

A student works with an Adult Education instructor in Crossroads Rhode Island's Learning Center.Education and employment services programs play a vital role in helping those experiencing homeless become independent. We have developed extensive knowledge and expertise to help individuals who have difficulty accessing mainstream job training and employment programs.

What We Offer

Our adult education is available in a safe, client-centered learning environment and tailored to the level of need of the individual. Crossroads Rhode Island provides the following opportunities for adults:

Certified Nursing Assistant Training

CNA Training prepares students to pass the state of Rhode Island's CNA exam. Students receive seven weeks of classroom and hands-on instruction by a Registered Nurse, as well as CPR certification. Our Employment Specialists help the graduates find and keep their jobs – a critical step in their path towards independence. For more information about this program, download an admissions packet [DOC] today.

Pre-employment (also known as "Get hired!")

"Get Hired!" prepares adults to join the workforce. This program helps graduates of our training programs learn how to market their new skills and present themselves confidently and professionally to potential employers. Topic areas include:

  • Job search skills
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Interviewing skills
  • Computer and technology basics
  • Self-awareness: identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Setting personal goals
  • How to work with others
  • Stress management
  • Budgeting and financial literacy
  • Networking

"Crossroads provides the nails, the wood, and the hammer. It’s up to me to build the bridge."

— Crossroads client new to homelessness

The Learning Center: Adult Education

The Learning Center at Crossroads offers instruction that is personalized and self-paced with instruction given in small groups and one-on-one. Our students commit to a minimum of eight hours a week working with us toward meeting their learning goals. The Learning Center at Crossroads offers:

  • High school equivalency preparation
  • National External Diploma Program (NEDP) preparation
  • Adult literacy
  • Math Instruction
  • Remedial help for students in other training programs
  • Computer Classes and North Star Digital Literacy certifications

Janitorial Training

The Janitorial Training program teaches students janitorial skills from the simple to the complex. By the end of the eight-week program, successful students receive four different certifications which make them qualified and desirable candidates for jobs in the janitorial field:

  • OSHA 10 Safety Certification
  • Green Cleaning Certification
  • Blood-Born Pathogen Certification
  • Mold Remediation Certification
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