Updated January 19 at 6:26pm
Workforce Development
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(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
The Community College of Rhode Island ranked 579th out of 821 community colleges in WalletHub’s latest survey about the best and worst community college systems. 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
A $476,854 federal Educational Talent Search grant for the Community College of Rhode Island was announced this week by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline. more
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