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Learn about Workforce Development Programs at Wentworth

The Workforce Development & Professional Education division supports individual learners and organizations to achieve their educational, career, and talent development goals through specialized professional training, licensing, and certification programs.

Why Wentworth?

Wentworth Institute of Technology, the university of opportunity, provides our diverse community of learners with access to educational programs responsive to evolving market needs. Through a uniquely effective, hands-on, experiential, and cooperative education approach, Wentworth prepares learners and serves partners who are future-focused and career-ready.

Our Team

Valerie Paquette, MBA
Executive Director, Workforce Development & Professional Education
Lorraine López Rivera, MS
Director, Workforce Development & Professional Education
Cindy P. Stevens, Ph.D.
Faculty Lead, Workforce Development and Professional Education

Project Management Program Director and Accreditation Manager, Professor of Management, School of Management


Dovi Ajavon, M.S.
Master Electrician, Adjunct Instructor
Francis Burnett, B.S.
Journeyman Electrician, Adjunct Instructor
Richard P. Crowley, B.S.
Adjunct Instructor, Former Chairman of the Mass

State Board of Building Regulations and Standards, 30+ Years as Construction Project Manager

Joseph Cotton, M.Ed.
Adjunct Instructor, Applied Mathematics, School of Computing and Data Science
Matthew Howsen, M.S.
Journeyman Electrician, Adjunct Instructor
Patrick Lynch
Adjunct Instructor, Professional & Continuing Education
Adam Payne Ed.D
Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Sciences and Humanities
Athené Sirivallop, MBA, SFP, CFM
Adjunct Instructor, Facilities Management, Professional Communications
Simon Thach, B.S.
Master Electrician, Adjunct Instructor

General Contact

Our Workforce Development and Professional Education team welcomes you to the Wentworth community. We are here to support learners and partnering organizations every step of the way.

For general questions or assistance, please contact us at:

Phone: 617.989.4300

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wentworth Institute of Technology offices are closed on observed federal and state holidays throughout the year, as well as December 22- January 1 for winter break.

Mailing Address:
Workforce Development & Professional Education,
Wentworth Institute of Technology,
550 Huntington Avenue,
108 Wentworth Hall,
Boston, MA 02115