Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sets her sights in her final term on ‘job training and education.’ Will there be money to pay for it?

PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said her biggest accomplishment so far has been providing job training for Rhode Islanders through apprenticeships, career and technical education programs, and making it more affordable for people to attend college through the R.I. Promise program. The latter allows high school graduates to obtain an associate degree at the Community College of Rhode Island tuition-free. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much as she’s trying to adapt Rhode Island to it for the public’s benefit. That includes the way she’s revamped the state’s job-training programs to cater more to the needs of employers,…

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