The following was provided by Career Center Director Lori Ferguson.
The Regional Career & Technical Center will be holding its annual open house on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Students in grades 8 through 10 from Coventry, Scituate, Foster/Glocester, West Warwick, Exeter/West Greenwich, East Greenwich and/or North Kingstown should plan to attend if they are interested in any of the following career paths: Automotive/Marine/Diesel Technology, Carpentry/Construction, Computer Information Technology/Video Game Design, Cosmetology/Barber/Nail Technician, Culinary Arts/Food Service/Baking, Early Childhood Education, Graphics Communication/Printing, and Health Careers/CNA.
Since the adoption of the newly revised Regulations of the Board of Regents Governing Career and Technical Education in Rhode Island, July 1, 2012, students have more opportunity to access RI Dept. of Education (RIDE)-approved career preparation programs.
Originally, only students from Exeter, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown were provided transportation to and allowed to enroll in the Career Center at Coventry High School. Now students from Foster/Glocester, Scituate, West Warwick, Warwick, and East Greenwich can attend and will have transportation provided to them. Students from Exeter, West Greenwich and North Kingstown can still enroll in any of the RIDE-approved programs but must provide their own transportation if a bus is not already being provided. (Students currently attending the Career Center from Exeter, West Greenwich or North Kingstown are grandfathered in for transportation until they graduate or the year 2016.)