Gov. McKee proposes state higher-ed academy to help build R.I.’s workforce

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE during his State of the State address Tuesday proposed creating a Rhode Island Higher Ed Academy to help Rhode Islanders pursue higher education and training that may not only increase the state’s overall workforce but also put the Ocean State on a path toward long-term economic recovery. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE’s fiscal 2023 spending plan commits all of the state’s roughly $1 billion in remaining American Rescue Plan Act pandemic aid. AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee unveiled plans Tuesday for a "higher ed academy" that would enroll more than 1,000 Rhode Islanders during a three-year program to gain skills need to earn either a degree or credential as a workforce development initiative. The academy proposal was expected to be mentioned in McKee's State of the…

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