Professional Development
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The skills gap is an often-told Rhode Island story – jobs open and a shortage of trained workers to fill them, most glaringly in technology. more
Chad Jenkins, an associate professor of computer science at Brown University, waited a few extra years to take his first sabbatical, but made sure when he did take time off, he made it count. more
Would you ever let someone you barely know design your next print advertisement for your law practice? Of course you wouldn’t. But, if you’re allowing your LinkedIn connections to endorse you for your “Skills & Expertise,” and adding this information to your profile page, you’re effectively making public statements about you and your law practice that may not be in your best interest. more
IYRS Shool of Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The project was one of several laminating exercises MIT students participated in from Jan. 15-17 during a seminar on composites technology at IYRS’ Bristol campus. Students used the exercises to create structures of composite canoes and cylindrical beams. more
When even one tiny part of a machine in a manufacturing line breaks down, it can put a kink in the company’s production and distribution. more
Karisa Tashjian, originally from Chester Springs, Pa., gravitated to work in literacy. After studying at Clark University, she moved to Maryland and volunteered to tutor a Korean woman in English. more
In eight years, Worcester Technical High School has gone from an underperforming school in Massachusetts to a national model for career and technical education. more
Women’s lives continue to get more complex as many take on increasingly higher levels of professional responsibility. Some become the breadwinner for their family and are responsible for mortgages and health insurance. Others take on substantial care-giving responsibilities. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Actress and Central Falls native Viola Davis, center, told an audience of approximately 1,000 at Bryant University’s March 14 Women’s Summit that they need to step outside their personal comfort zones to take charge of their lives and careers. Davis was a keynote speaker at the annual event, which this year focused on participants being the CEO of their own lives. With Davis is Kati Machtley, summit director, and university President Ronald K. Machtley. more
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