Employer Testimonials

Employer Testimonials

"We fill most of our entry-level positions with Stepping Up graduates. Managers welcome the interns. Its a chance to try out a potential employee. After the career exploration classes, mock interviews, coaching, etc. provided by Stepping Up, participants are job ready."

Rhode Island Hospital Human Resources

"I couldn't be more pleased with what we have been able to achieve in the Stepping Up Program. Everywhere I go in the State, Stepping Up is considered a model for how an industry invests in the future of their workforce."


"We're grateful to Stepping Up for their partnership and for the impact they have made in our community. Working together, we're helping people provide for themselves and their families now and in the future."

United Way of Rhode Island

“The Stepping Up/Textron CNA Scholars program is well underway and the students have completed their first week of instruction. All of the seventeen students participating in this program are planning to attend college after graduation in June of 2012 and pursue a career in the health care field. We have started the pipeline that will create highly qualified employees who will enter the workforce.”

Nicolette Ciano, RN, BS

“It has been our pleasure to work with such a dedicated organization and all its staff. Our best wishes for many more years and many more lives changed!”

Landmark Medical Center

“…It has been a privilege to work alongside you, and watch the program develop into what it is today. And, as Manager of Volunteer Service at The Miriam Hospital, I look forward to working with you and your students in the future.”

The Miriam Hospital Volunteer Services Offices