PPL’s Technology Career Pathway Program Receives Key Grant from BayCoast Bank

May 24, 2022

The grant will help adult learners gain advanced technical skills for career growth
BayCoast Bank (Baycoast.bank) announced a grant to Providence Public Library (PPL) and its innovative Technology Career Pathway program, which provides engaging opportunities for adults to access the technical training they need to advance their careers.

Learning critical skills to gain enriching, reliable employment is vital for today’s workforce. The Technology Career Pathway offers a wide range of programs to its participants, including basic computer literacy, training in Microsoft Office applications, web development programming and coding, as well as data analytics and management.

“We are beyond grateful to BayCoast Bank for their $25,000 grant for our Technology Career Pathway,” said Erica Busillo Adams, Director of External Relations for Providence Public Library. “This grant not only allows us to provide important skills training — especially to those most oppressed from opportunity — but also gives us the ability to directly reach members of our community with critical digital tools to meet today’s growing virtual demands.”

PPL has remained an integral community resource throughout the COVID-19 crisis, continually innovating to meet the area’s changing educational needs. In the last two years, PPL has served more than 1,000 learners virtually, despite challenges presented by the global pandemic, because of its ability to adapt. The PPL team pivoted classes to online platforms while maintaining continuous communication with learners, so they could stay on track and achieve their goals.

“BayCoast Bank is proud to support Providence Public Library and its mission to promote lifelong learning with impactful educational programs, such as the Technology Career Pathway,” said Julie Ramos Gagliardi, First Vice President, Corporate Giving and Community Relations at BayCoast Bank. “PPL’s team provides extraordinary resources for adult learners who want to grow their technical skills and advance their careers.”