Recruitment Closed for Pre-Apprenticeship Pharmacy Technician Training!

For more information about upcoming trainings, contact or 401-834-9642.

All Ten Pre-Apprentices Offered Jobs at CVS

We are happy to report that all ten pre-apprentices have been offered jobs at CVS as pharmacy technicians.  These participants successfully completed our 6-week pre-apprenticeship training that concluded on September 30th.

R.I. Commerce Corporation Funds Programs

North Providence Public School District received a $200,000 grant to develop a P-TECH program for health care careers. This program will allow students to earn their high school diploma and associates degree at no cost.  For more information, read the article from the Providence Journal.

In 2014, Stepping Up was selected to be the Governor’s Workforce Board healthcare industry intermediary

In this role, Stepping Up partners and collaborates with Rhode Island healthcare employers and educators to address current workforce needs and requisite training.  As a GWB healthcare industry partner, Stepping Up will implement strategies that will reduce the skills gaps and lead individuals to high-growth, high demand healthcare occupations.

Stepping Up selected as Real Jobs RI Partner

Stepping Up is a partner of the Real Jobs RI initiative to promote workforce development and collaboration between education/training providers and employers. Over the years, Stepping Up participants have requested that we offer CNA training. Through this exciting and innovative partnership with Real Jobs Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island, we are developing a pilot CNA program that will offer additional training in the following:

  • Essential skills training for the healthcare workplace
  • 1:1 advising/counseling
  • Long term care facility tours in order to decide if that setting is the right fit
  • Career counseling and weekly Job Clubs to assist participants in the job search process

Stepping Up partners with CVS to develop RI’s first Pharm-Tech Apprenticeship Program

Stepping Up is partnering with Apprenticeship RI, CVS and Building Futures to develop RI’s first Pharmacy Technician program to help support this growing career.  Stepping Up’s hybrid program allows the participants to receive essential skills training with technical training that will prepare them for a career as a Pharmacy Technician.