WESTERLY — Representatives of the Skills for Rhode Island’s Future program will be at the Westerly Education Center, 23 Friendship St., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, from noon to 2 p.m., to explain and interview candidates for a free workforce training program in process technology.

The Basics in Process Technology course will begin Monday, Feb. 24, at the center and job placement assistance will be included. No experience is necessary to qualify; candidates should bring a photo ID.

The Westerly Education Center and the Community College of Rhode Island will offer the 10-week course, which will cover all the basic skills needed for entry-level work as a process technologist. The certificate-bearing course is taught by CCRI instructors.

The bootcamp-style training will rapidly educate students in several of the disciplines used in process technology such as chemical processing and government regulations; safety and workplace responsibilities; physical properties and determinations; chemical calculations; handling chemicals; pressure and vacuum; sampling; fluid mechanics and plumbing; computer control and monitoring systems; standard operating procedures; basic electricity; and process operations. There is a shortage of workers trained in process technology, and the course has helped more than 75 percent of its graduates land full-time work in well-paying local jobs.

For more information, visit jobs.skillsforri.com or call 401-680-5960.

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