WESTERLY — Rhode Island College will soon begin offering a workplace computer skills course at the Westerly Education Center.The Microsoft Office 2016 courses are intended to provide workplace computer skills and proficiencies to enable participants to analyze, design, and develop solutions for office business processes and problems. Introductory courses include Word 2016, Excel 2016, and PowerPoint 2016.Each course includes 24 training hours. The fee is $350 per course. Joyce Perry, owner of Tailor-Made Training and an adjunct instructor at the college, will be the instructor. A second cycle of Microsoft Office 2016 courses will be offered in the fall.Qualified state employees may be eligible for state incentive credit through the state Office of Training and Development. The incentive credit program makes financial awards available for qualified state employees who achieve certain education levels.The University of Rhode Island and Community College of Rhode Island also have a presence at the center.“We are extremely excited to now have all three state institutions offering programs at the Westerly Education Center. We have had several inquiries from local businesses and residents about introductory computer classes and we are very pleased to be answering that request,” said Amy Grzybowski, executive director of the center.Additional workforce and professional training courses will be developed and offered in Westerly based on community and industry needs, according to a news release from the center..Visit www.westerlyedcenter.org for additional information.