R.I. receives $6M to boost advanced manufacturing, IT skills

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the new $6 million federal grant to bolster advanced manufacturing and information technology training will "expand the Real Jobs RI program and prepare hundreds of Rhode Islanders for the advanced manufacturing jobs we’re creating in our state." / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said the new $6 million federal grant to bolster advanced manufacturing and information technology training will "expand the Real Jobs RI program and prepare hundreds of Rhode Islanders for the advanced manufacturing jobs we’re creating in our state." / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI
PROVIDENCE – A new $6 million federal grant has been awarded to the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board to help train between 700 and 1,000 local workers in advanced manufacturing and information technology-related skills to fill vacancies primarily in the defense industry. Announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps.…

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