Updated January 26 at 10:26am
Workforce Development
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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
For public middle school English teacher Joe Killilea, professional development means helping colleagues open themselves up to constructive critiques from their peers. more
A training program developed by the New England Institute of Technology and manufacturers in Rhode Island is starting to have an effect, if only a modest one, on the state’s jobs crisis. more
A few years ago, a labor shortage in the building trades in the Providence area seemed difficult to imagine. more
As anyone who has tried to get work done on their home in the last few years knows, finding a contractor oftentimes can be a trying experience – they either don’t return phone calls or even if they do call, it might take months to schedule you in. more
A new AmeriCorps program is designed to help a small number of teens better make the connection between workforce development and community service. more
Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists. more
Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute, a sister organization to the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has spent the past year matching 70 under- or unemployed people to manufacturing jobs. more
Rachel Smith, a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, credits her academic adviser with reminding her about a relatively new school mantra she used to help her finish her undergraduate degree and keep loans she’ll eventually have to repay to a minimum. more
Dan Shedd, president of custom-packaging design studio Taylor Box in Warren, is eager to hire workers who are ready to apply themselves in a challenging, well-equipped environment – a place not always associated with manufacturing. more
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