Updated February 21 at 6:26pm
Workforce Development
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Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes promised attendees of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner that her keynote speech would last for 10 minutes. And she kept her word. more
(Updated 6:40 p.m.) Rhode Island legislative leaders on Wednesday revealed an early divide over a proposal that would provide two years of free tuition to college students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at the state’s public institutions. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Thursday she will establish a Rhode Island Manufacturing Advisory Council, as part of a budget year priority to encourage growth in the industry. more
(Updated 3:24 p.m.) More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap. more
The U.S. Labor Department has awarded Rhode Island $641,101 to continue funding through April of programs to help provide career services to people receiving unemployment benefits. more
Over the next three years, Rhode Island will receive $2 million to improve career readiness and postsecondary attainment for all Rhode Island youth through a program called “PrepareRI.” more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo will speak at the CS4RI Summit Wednesday, an event that is expected to draw more than 1,500 students, faculty and business leaders from across the state who are interested in advancing computer science learning. more
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, a public-private partnership that aims to meet hiring needs of employers by offering customized talent sourcing solutions to place qualified long-term unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions, was launched Wednesday. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Academic Health Collaborative and the R.I. Department of Health’s Academic Center have formed a new partnership to build healthier communities and to strengthen the state’s public health workforce. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
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