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Rhode Island has a new job certification for a “renewable energy professional,” intended as a step toward making the state more attractive to businesses in the energy sector. more
First I would like to thank Providence Business News, Bank Rhode Island, and all the other sponsors for this very prestigious award. It was a complete surprise, and I very much appreciate the honor of being selected for the Business Women Mentor Award this year. more
Some networking turns out to be a polite exchange of business cards and some turns into business or community collaborations. more
When 126 high school juniors and seniors in northern Rhode Island started a summer program to beef up their math skills on Aug. 13, they began learning from entrepreneurs as well as teachers about the importance of using math to run a business. more
A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
Rhode Island will receive a $670,000 Workforce Investment Act grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the technology of the state’s workforce development programs, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Monday. more
The University of Rhode Island has received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to train math and science teachers in the so-called STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – fields. more
Johnson & Wales University next week will officially open Centennial House, which it says is the state’s first cooperative-style housing for students. more
A majority of educators were rated effective or highly effective, according to the Year One Report on public school teacher and administrator evaluations, released by the R.I. Department of Education Friday. more
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
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