“During an economic downfall, paying for school is a hardship for some, including myself. To be able to take advantage of a program that only asks that you receive good grades is remarkable! If it weren’t for the Stepping Up program, I would be still taking one class per semester at CCRI.”
Participant Danielle B.
“I couldn’t have gotten this Registered Nurse position if it weren’t for the Stepping Up program. I can never say enough and sing the praises of such a magnificent program that helps the ‘average Joe’ get help with training to get ahead to help their families!”
Participant Chrystal S., RN
"I am more than grateful for having this opportunity. The professionalism of the Stepping Up group is awesome. They are really interested in providing us not just a training, but the personal and professional experience that motivates us to self evaluate and improve our personal development. Thanks Linda, Sandra, Brianna!"
CNA Talent Participant
“Thank you for this opportunity through Stepping Up. Being in this program has helped me beyond simply receiving my education and bringing me closer to my goal of becoming an RN. It’s helped me face some fears that have held me back for so many years.”
Participant Carissa F.
"The Stepping Up CNA training gives you confidence and an edge any other CNA training might not give you. A sound academic as well as practical skills knowledge of what you will most likely face as a nursing aide. I work daily, confident in the knowledge that I have the requisite background to take the next step in my profession."
Participant Victoria E.
"I had a wonderful experience as part of the Stepping Up program. There was no question that I had that was not answered. Great communication and follow up with students. A very professional team that supported me all the time. The Soft Skills class was amazingly good, very dynamic and informative. Loved it!"
Participant Dionis M.
“…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
“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
"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."
“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
"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
"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