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BACKBONE: Shaun Cournoyer, administrator of nursing and long-term care facility The Friendly Home in Woonsocket, said certified nursing assistants are the “backbone” of the facility. 
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HELPING HANDS: Online classes, grants speed training of desperately needed CNAs

Anyone who has spent even a little time in a nursing home or hospital has seen whose hands do the essential feeding, dressing, cleaning...
FISH FILET: William Bangs, right, executive sous chef at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, observes as demi sous chef Nicolas Rizzo ­prepares a black sea bass.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

BOUNCING BACK: Manager training widens career path

Think of it as a combination of a Boy Scout campfire game and a classic round of Jenga. Teams make piles of sticks, scraps...
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‘Federal Hill has come back in a strong way’

Olivia DeAngelis has only worked in the hospitality industry and considers Providence’s Federal Hill “a second home.” Now the general manager for both Scialo...

Shaping industry leaders: RWU offers real-world, cross-disciplinary training

The Rhode Island construction industry is a critical economic cornerstone, facing an increasingly sophisticated landscape. The challenge is aligning the industry’s workforce development with...
HANDS-ON LEARNING: ­Chandler ­Architectural ­Products carpenter apprentice Luis ­Mercedes at the former Windmill Street Elementary School building in Providence, which is undergoing renovation.  
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

APPRENTICING FOR SUCCESS: Aging workforce needs infusion

Earlier this year, first-year ­carpenter apprentice Luis ­Mercedes got to spend a few months helping install windows at the former Windmill Street ­Elementary School...

IN THE WIND: Nascent local industry holds promise of job growth

When Rhode Island political leaders, ­educators and employers consider the future of offshore wind – with lots of big, white turbines spinning in the...

Attracting more teachers will take ‘a collective effort’

Jeannine Dingus-Eason said Rhode Island College remains “on the cutting edge of teacher preparation nationwide.” Dean of the Feinstein School of Education and Human...
MOLDING MINDS: 
Kyisha Threats, a 
teacher at the 
DelSesto Middle 
School in Providence, 
in her classroom. 
PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

HEAD OF THE CLASS: Programs designed to attract more people to...

Kyisha Threats walks the halls of Providence’s DelSesto Middle School, where she’s worked as a teacher for the last seven years, saying good morning...

‘Biotechnology is an industry’

Your grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease, your friend with depression and the people we all know with cancer. ­Biotechnology is knocking on the door of...
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

‘Technology has infiltrated every job function’

If you want a career in banking today, being tech-savvy is a must, says Kristen DiSanto, The Washington Trust Co.’s senior executive vice president,...
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