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Workforce Development
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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
1Employers have talked about workers needing to have "soft skills" for years. What are they saying they need specifically? Workplace socialization skills such as working well with others, a sense of responsibility to be proficient, how to … more
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. 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
Rhode Island’s intensely competitive job market is expected to heat up again this summer, with high school and college graduates vying with unemployed or underemployed adults. more
1What is the top priority educators need to focus on in terms of getting high school students ready for the workforce? Educators must focus on preparing and delivering challenging coursework that … more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
The new state CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program is an example of an effective response to the workforce challenges facing business. The problem: the accelerating aging out of the workforce, especially those employees in advanced manufacturing jobs, ones that require both the traditional knowledge of materials and engineering concepts but that now also require advanced computing skills. more
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