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EPHS CTC Students Triumph at Skills USA Awards Night

Congratulations to all 72 of our Townie Career and Tech students who competed in Skills USA events throughout the month of March. At the SkillsUSA RI Awards on the evening of April 4th, East Providence had 28 students place in the top 3 competitors in the state of RI for their event including 3 ribbons, 11 bronze medals, and 11 silver medals. Furthermore, we are extremely proud to announce that 3 of our students won first place in the state and will represent Rhode Island at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta this June- Bea Frazao- for Dental Assisting, Charlotte Kane- for Photography, and Abigail Holstein- for the State Pin Design. Sophomore Information Technology student Madison Stawicki will join them at the National Conference as a SkillsUSA RI State Officer.

Once again Congratulations to all of our competitors and winners, Townie Nation is Extremely proud!


Construction and Electrical Students Build Display for the RI Home Show

As has been tradition for about a decade, Townie Construction students went to the RI Convention Center from March 27-30 to build a beautiful display for the RI Home show. Mr. Galligan and Mr. Heatherton brought a different group of kids each day of the build to ensure that many different students had the opportunity to work on site. In all, about 25 different students spent at least one day contributing to the build.

The Home Show was Open from 3/30-4/2, and welcomed thousands of guests. Hopefully you had a chance to visit the Convention Center and see the display our young carpenters built.


Orientation for the PrepareRI Paid Summer Internship Program

Skills For Rhode Island’s Future is a non-profit statewide, demand-driven workforce intermediary, SkillsRI works to close the workforce skills gap in RI, drive business growth, and move unemployed/underemployed Rhode Islanders into open positions. SkillsRI offers a variety of work programs throughout the year.

At EPHS, 8 of the 11 students doing this summer internship are EP Career Center students from Forensic Science, Culinary Arts, Pre-Engineering and Graphic Communications and Information Technology. East Providence High School was selected as one of the sites for SkillsRI’s Executive Director, Nina Pande and staff to present their Student/Parent Orientation for their PrepareRI paid summer paid internship program. In attendance were 150 students and parents from EPHS and other high schools in the state. The orientation phase of PrepareRI described in detail the program’s required paperwork, expectations, rules and guidelines for participating students and their parents. Over 600 high school juniors from RI high schools were invited to the orientation phase after successfully applying and interviewing to be part of this summer internship program.

Upon completion and submission of all pre-internship paperwork, students will be matched with a company/mentor based on the career interests listed on their applications.

Successful Student Completion of the PrepareRI program includes the following:

  • Attend 40-hour paid work-readiness bootcamp set for June 26 – June 30, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Rhode Island College

  • Complete a minimum of 175 hours of work over a 6-week period between between July 10 – August 18, 2023

  • Have a flexible schedule for work during the summer of 2023

  • Eligible to work in the United States

  • Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will receive 4 transferable credits from Rhode Island College