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Grants available for R.I. businesses to start IT apprenticeship programs

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island workforce development organization is offering funding to local businesses to help develop information technology–related apprenticeship programs. Building Futures through its...
RECRUITING KEY: CEO Rick Norberg, left, speaks with Teddy Kennedy, service desk apprentice, at Vertikal 6 in Warwick. Norberg said the company’s full-time apprenticeships have become the key to recruiting and developing employees.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tech companies turn to apprenticeships to solve worker shortage in tight...

Rhode Island has been projected to add nearly 2,300 jobs in technology-related occupations during the decade from 2016 to 2026, mostly in the computer...
SKILLS BUILDER: Suzannah MacDonald, left, a fine gardener at Wild & Scenic in South Kingstown, jumped at the chance to participate in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program to hone her skills. MacDonald is working with Wild & Scenic owner Meg Gallagher.  / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Still recovering from recession, R.I.’s ‘green-collar’ sector sees hope in an...

When offered a spot in the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association’s apprenticeship program, Suzannah MacDonald was so excited she blurted out “yes, done”...

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