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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...
HANDS-ON TRAINING: Jill Sypole, second from left, Building Futures health initiatives manager, and Andrew Cortés, third from left, the group’s executive director, stage a training event in Providence on how to administer Narcan to someone who has overdosed.
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Hammer, nails… Narcan: Construction training aims to ease opioid crisis

As an industry, construction has been beset by the national opioid epidemic. In Rhode Island, a report by public-health officials found that about 20%...

Five Questions With: Jennifer Hawkins

Jennifer Hawkins is the executive director of ONE Neighborhood Builders, the developer of the soon-to-begin Sheridan Small Homes, a development of affordable, net-zero homes...
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Q&A: Orlando A. Correa

Orlando A. Correa is a 2012 graduate of the Building Futures program of Apprenticeship Rhode Island, part of the American Apprenticeship Initiative. The program...

Groundbreaking scheduled for Sheridan Small Homes

PROVIDENCE – A groundbreaking has been scheduled on Oct. 18 for the construction of five net-zero homes in the city. The project, called Sheridan Small...

Women’s Fund of R.I. grants nearly $50K to 5 local nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – The Women's Fund of Rhode Island awarded nearly $50,000 in grants to five organizations working on projects intended to advance gender equity...
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