Updated March 27 at 4:27pm
Workforce Development
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An interesting thing happened as manufacturing continued its steady decline in Rhode Island. By mid-2013, the number of people employed in manufacturing began to rise, according to statistics tallied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. … more
Dogged by a high and persistent unemployment rate coming out of the 2008-09 recession, Rhode Island's workforce has struggled to recover. But the state has seen progress recently. more
A June 2016 survey compiled by Tech Collective, Rhode Island's information technology and bioscience industry association, found that 51 percent of local information technology professionals work "core" tech sectors, such as IT services, software and network communications, while the remaining 49 percent work in IT-related positions in finance, health care, education and professional industries. more
(Updated, 9:11 a.m.) Connecting for Children and Families, a Woonsocket-based social services and nonprofit organization, completed its first cohort and is now recruiting applicants for a second seven-week Real Jobs Rhode Island-funded career readiness workshop at the Northern Rhode Island Career Academy. 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
The state’s workforce development partnership with Electric Boat – Pipelines to Manufacturing Careers in Ship Building – will feature post-hiring training opportunities through the New England Institute of Technology, Community College of Rhode Island and Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, creating new opportunities for those interested in a marine trades career. more
The IYRS School of Technology & Trades is preparing a significant expansion of its programming and campus in Newport, including adding a 20,000-square-foot facility to house its School of Composites Technology and School of Marine Systems. 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
Rhode Island College announced the opening of a cross-disciplinary Institute for Education in Healthcare to focus on workforce development opportunities for Rhode Island health care workers Monday afternoon. more
Acknowledging that economic development goes beyond creation of jobs to nurturing new skills in existing employees, banking and government leaders on Wednesday celebrated employees who recently completed industry-requested courses created through a state grant. more
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