Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind energy workforce

THURSDAY, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other business community leaders announced WindWinRI. A $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant, the program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and other business community leaders have announced WindWinRI, a $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant. The program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER
NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative energy plant – is preparing to defend its position among the nation’s top wind-friendly states. Over the last 10 months, WindWinRI, a $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant program announced Thursday…
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