8/13/21: Per Executive Order, all persons entering Westerly Education Center must wear a face mask. 

About Us

Westerly Education Center is managed by the State Of Rhode Island’s Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner. Founded in 2017, the Westerly Education Center is a public-private collaboration designed to bring together higher education, business, industry, and community partners to provide high-quality educational programs to meet projected workforce growth in the region.

Rhode Island public higher education institutions (Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island), the Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner, and Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training are partners in the effort to provide workforce training and improved regional access to postsecondary credits, credentials and industry-recognized certifications. Since inception, we have hosted training and educational courses for more than 3,500 students. 

The center is available for any business wishing to rent classrooms or the multi-use room for training sessions, meetings, webinars and more. If desired, businesses can opt to engage with the center’s higher education partners to develop customized courses. Whether training new hires or offering professional development for current staff, the center is ideal for off-site programming.

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