‘[Government] has to move at the speed of business’

ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY
Real Jobs RI is a central job-training program created under the state Department of Labor and Training in 2016. It is a demand-driven, workforce and economic-development initiative that is collaborative, flexible and business-led, according to DLT Director Scott Jensen and Miellette McFarlane, interim program director. Its goal is to convene industry employers, key stakeholders and…

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