RISCPA launches workforce training program for local students

The Rhode Island Society of CPAs has launched the Accounting & Financial Collaborative, a workforce training program working in conjunction with RealJobsRI.

College juniors and seniors majoring in accounting will work with Rhode Island public accounting firms and businesses — including BlumShapiro, DiSanto, Priest & Co., Piccerelli, Gilstein & Co., Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., and TD Bank — to strengthen the talent pipeline within the state.

The first workshop session will be a five-week training program providing students with soft skills training in the areas of business development and sales, public speaking, social media usage, personal branding, networking, project management and financial literacy, among other topics.

“RISCPA is excited to launch this collaborative program, as we believe we can be a significant partner to the state’s efforts to enhance the skills of our future workforce, particularly in these dynamic finance sector professions,” stated RISCPA president Melissa Travis. “We are confident that not only will these students benefit from the additional skills our collaborative program is offering, but the firms will benefit as new young professionals with enhanced skills become their employees.”

The training sessions, open to college juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, will begin May 13 and run through June 19 at the RISCPA Training Center in Cranston.

For more information, head to the society's site here. To register or find out more details, contact info@riscpa.org

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