June 2017--Two months after its official launch, the Westerly Education Center has received two recognitions for its transformative work in the Westerly region.
On June 5, the Governor's Workforce Board recognized the Royce Family Fund for their financial contribution, leadership and commitment to the State through their role in bringing about the Westerly Education Center. Watch the video about the public-private partnership behind the Westerly Education Center, featuring Executive Director Amy Grzybowski.
On June 6, Grow Smart RI honored the Westerly Education Center for strengthening Rhode Island through innovative revitalization and preservation initiatives and partnerships. The 2017 Smart Growth Award highlighted the Westerly Education Center's role in transforming a 2.5-acre brownfield site into "a vibrant downtown hub for job training."
Opened officially in April 2017, the Westerly Education Center is a public-private collaboration designed to bring together higher education, business, industry, and community partners to provide high-quality educational programs to meet projected workforce growth in the region.