Updated January 26 at 10:26am
Workforce Development
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Rhode Island is facing a current and future shortage of experienced nurses – but that doesn’t mean getting a job in the industry is easy, even for college graduates with a degree in the field. more
The number of information technology professionals employed in Rhode Island is at an all-time high, but advertised jobs are left vacant as employers struggle to find candidates with applicable skills in a fast-evolving industry. more
Information technology professionals concerned about the shortage of skilled computer science employees in the Rhode Island workforce are taking action to fill the void. more
In January 2013 Exeter Job Corps, a residential training facility for at-risk, young adults, was forced to close one of three dormitory wings as the federal government froze enrollment across the board for programming at 125 outlets nationally. Its future, like prospects for many of the young people who turn to the program, was in doubt. more
BOSTON – A recent survey found that vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training wants people to see it as a re-employment agency, rather than the place to collect unemployment benefits, says DLT Director Charles J. Fogarty. more
Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the nation, the Exeter Job Corps is providing just what the Ocean State needs – an effective transitional link to the workplace for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Charles J. Fogarty last week announced the approval of the state’s fourth nontraditional apprenticeship program, this one targeting the construction industry. more
PROVIDENCE – Providence College and the Community College of Rhode Island announced last week they have agreed on a new transfer policy that grants CCRI students conditional acceptance into Providence College’s School of Continuing Education. The policy also includes “a significant tuition discount” for eligible CCRI graduates who choose to attend PC, the institutions said in a joint statement. more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
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