RI Youth Workforce Delivery System

Youth Worker Certificate Training Program
BEST Initiative (Building Exemplary Systems for Training Youth Workers)

This 32-hour professional development program offers interactive training with expert instructors and networking opportunities with youth development peers. The BEST certificate allows you to master core competencies critical to the youth work field, and is recognized by many institutions of higher education.

Positive youth outcomes •Adolescent developmental stages • Cultural competence
• Adultism and stereotypes of youth • Professional portfolio development



Training sessions will be held at the RI Department of Labor and Training, 1511 Pontiac Avenue, Cranston, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 15
Wednesday, September 22
Monday, September 27
Wednesday, October 6

Wednesday, October 13

To earn the BEST certificate, you must attend all five sessions.

Availability is limited. Acceptance to the program is based upon the following three factors: 1) an active connection to the RI statewide youth system; 2) the scope of youth services provided by your agency; and 3) the effectiveness of your programming in preparing youth for the contemporary labor market.
Special Discount for RI Sevice Providers: the GWBRI has graciously offered to cover $450 of each $500 individual tuition charge for the BEST program. You pay only $50!  

Complete the form below and send it with your $50 payment to:
RI Dept. of Labor and Training,
1511 Pontiac Ave.,Cranston, RI 02920,
Attn: Kristen Taft.
Checks should be made payable to:
Health Resources in Action
For more information,
contact Kristen Taft
at (401) 462-8817 or ktaft@dlt.ri.gov
Governor's Workforce Board RIRI Dept. of Labor and TrainingState Seal

Application and payment due August 23, 2010



TDD (401) 462-8006 / Equal Opportunity Employer/Program / Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.