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CCAP Summer Employment 2019

If you are 14-24 years old CCAP's Lean to Earn Program can prepare you for a great summer paid internship!

CCAP's Youth Employment, Training, and Education Programs assist the youth of Rhode Island ages 14 - 24 through free education, training programs, Work Readiness and Job Placement assistance. We provide a full range of services to youth enrolled in school and out of school. All enrollees are connected with a case manager to assist them in their education or employment goals throughout the program.

Interested? See the application process, general requirements, and program details below for more information.

Are you an employer interested in partnering with CCAP? See the employer application form and/or contact any of the locations listed below.

Process

See the requirements below to make sure you are eligible. Look further down this page to check out each of the descriptions of the programs and decide which 3 you like most.

Apply using the online application or buttons below. When filling out the online application — select your top 3 choices in the drop-down menus. Make sure to enter a working email address in the application.

You'll be contacted (in a few weeks) by the Youth Center via the email address that you have on your application. You will get invited to attend a Mandatory Program Orientation. You will receive a list of documents required for summer employment to bring with you to the Orientation. If you're under 18, a parent or guardian will have to sign your application and permission forms.

Your application will be complete only AFTER you:

  • Attend an orientation
  • Have brought in all documents needed
  • Parent or guardian has signed all forms

Once your application is complete and you have completed Orientation and Work Readiness, you can be considered for the program. We'll try to match you with your top choice but no one is guaranteed a position!

Requirements

  • A Rhode Island Resident
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Participant must be available the entire time between July 1st and August 9th, 2019.
  • Age 14 - 24 on July 1st, 2019, age group varies based on individual program

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Employer Partner Jobs Program

The youth centers will offer to partner with an employer of the participant's choosing and pay the participant for five weeks of supervised work within that company. The youth centers will assist in job preparation and transportation.

Contact any of the youth centers below for more information.

Eligibility

All Locations

Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Place
Providence RI 02903
401.437.8885

Cranston Skills Center
656 Park Avenue
Cranston RI 02920
401.562.8325

Kent County Youth Center
289 Cowesett Avenue
West Warwick RI 02893
401.732.5562

Pawtucket Youth Center
120 High Street
Pawtucket RI 02860
401.305.5919


Teacher Assistant Training Program

In partnership with the RI Institute for Labor Studies and Research, CCAP will offer a Teacher Assistant training program at all youth center locations. Youth will participate in two weeks of instruction then implement their learning with a work placement for two weeks. All of the fifteen students will take the Parapro assessment at the end of the program in order to obtain their TA certification.

Eligibility

All Locations

Providence Skills Center
31 Providence Place
Providence RI 02903
401.437.8885

Cranston Skills Center
656 Park Avenue
Cranston RI 02920
401.562.8325

Kent County Youth Center
289 Cowesett Avenue
West Warwick RI 02893
401.732.5562

Pawtucket Youth Center
120 High Street
Pawtucket RI 02860
401.305.5919


IT and Manufacturing Programs

Bain Middle School participating students will write and create their own websites utilizing different computer languages. This course offers a wide view of computer science: programming, physical computing, HTML/CSS, and data.

Through computer science activities, students engage in learning promoting creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun. The course inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices. The students will also have the opportunity to work on a new project -constructing their own functioning robotic arms.

The manufacturing component includes activities such as layout and measuring of project pattern, cutting of stock, drilling and boring operations, assembly and finishing.

Specific skill building for youth include:

  • Safety
  • Project analysis
  • Layout and design (ncluding basic principles)
  • Marking and measurement tools (including math)
  • Cutting
  • Drilling and boring operations
  • Sanding
  • Assembly and finishing
  • Social/communication (teamwork, critical thinking, decision making)

Eligibility

Location

  • Cranston Skills Center, 656 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

Bain +2 STEM Programs

Bain Middle School participating youth will be trained and work as Mentors/Teacher Assistants with the Green Engineering component. This program typically works with thirteen 6th-8th graders, often boys with an IEP. The project incorporates sciences into their daily work. Students learn about biology through participating in fields trips (e.g.: Lincoln Woods) and collect water/soil samples to microscopically examine.

Circuit Boarding component: Participants will disassemble old flat screen televisions and repurpose circuit boards. CCAP youth are each responsible for helping 3 students through projects.

Green Thumb component: Addressing agricultural and history, this program is geared toward 3rd-5th graders where they participate in maintaining the school garden, incorporating history into preservation projects, specifically after visiting Slater Mill/Smith's Castle; they will build models and engage in other projects based on their learning.

Eligibility

Location

  • Cranston Skills Center, 656 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

Culinary Program

Through a partnership with Aramark and Cranston East High School, the school cafeteria will be a culinary learning site. Students will learn the basics of food preparation, assisting in preparing all summer lunch program meals. Youth will complete the Food Handler's Safety Certificate Credential and participate in field trips/guest speakers on other Fridays. Trips and/or related speakers include but are not limited to Confreda Farms, the New England Dairy Council, Calise Bakery, as well as other industry presenters.

Eligibility

Location

  • Cranston Skills Center, 656 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

Residential Construction Program

The Cranston Career Technical Center (CTE)'s career exploratory program will target students age 14 and 15 who will complete 100 hours of activity addressing basic skills and knowledge necessary for employment in construction including materials, methods, machines/tools used for new/repair of houses/buildings; designs, uses, repairs, and maintenance of highways/roads; and relevant equipment, policies/procedures, and strategies to promote effective safety. This five-week program covers an introduction to the carpentry, plumbing, electrical and welding.

Eligibility

Location

  • Cranston Skills Center, 656 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

Automotive Program

This course, located at Cranston High School East, introduces the beginning student to basic automotive systems and repair skills. The student will receive hands on and classroom instruction to develop skills in ten separate systems including brakes, engines, electrical, lubrication, fuel, charging, ignition, transmissions, tires, and cooling. Emphasis is also placed upon safety procedure and developing confidence, creativity, and problem-solving ability. Selection prioritizes juniors, sophomores and seniors in that order. Students who complete the course will be prepared for an entry level position at Jiffy Lube or Town Fair Tire.

Eligibility

Location

  • Cranston Skills Center, 656 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910

Art Beautification/Culture Program

We have partnered with the Cape Verde Community American Development Building to have art students from the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts create murals and paintings about the Cape Verdean culture for the center. The center is exploring ways to promote/engage the community so youth with create, then present their work at the end of the program through an “art showcase", inviting community members/public to attend.

Eligibility

Location

  • Pawtucket Youth Center, 120 High Street, Pawtucket, RI 02680

Bike Repair Program

The Pawtucket Police Department donated sixty recovered bicycles to the CapeVerdean American Community Development Center (CAC) over two years ago but the majority are in need of repairs.

Our youth center will partner with the Circuit Bike Shop (who employes a previous participant) to teach youth how to repair bicycles. Students will ivnentory the bikes, evaluate their needs, and learn to replace needed parts and repair. Youth will then market and plan a community event to return the bikes.

Eligibility

Location

  • Pawtucket Youth Center, 120 High Street, Pawtucket, RI 02680

Networking and Marine Technologies

The Warwick Career and Technical Center will facilitate a career exploration component for ages 14 and 15 from local high schools consisting of 100 hours of classroom based and work based learning activities designed to address/explore the careers offered at RI's Career and Technical Schools. Career exploration will include industry sectors in Cisco- networking and Marine Technologies.

Eligibility

Location

  • Kent County Youth Center, 289 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick, RI 02893

Digital Design

Youth will work in pairs to create a tourism marketing campaign based on a point of interest within West Warwick partnering alongside the West Warwick Historical Society. Technology skills, including the basics of videography and photography, video and photo editing, and basic and advanced PowerPoint are addressed. West Warwick Library staff will teach research and marketing skills so that the teens can identify a target audience for their campaign and create a PowerPoint presentation and second creative marketing element (i.e. a poster, flyer, social media ad, etc.). Youth will work with marketing, hospitality, and tourism professionals to receive and implement feedback and learn public speaking skills. The skills learned and tasks performed throughout the project are tied to digital badges. Participants present their PowerPoints and second marketing elements to their peers, members of the community, tourism/hospitality professionals and guest judges; a final product or presentation/performance is required.

Eligibility

Location

  • Kent County Youth Center, 289 Cowesett Avenue, West Warwick, RI 02893


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