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THE R.I. BOARD of Education has approved proposed tuition and fee increases for the University of Rhode Island, pictured, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. education board OKs proposed tuition increases for URI, RIC, CCRI

WARWICK – Students attending Rhode Island’s public colleges and university may need to dig a little deeper in their pockets to pay for tuition...

CCRI joins network of colleges in biomedical research collaborative

WARWICK – The Community College of Rhode Island says it is now part of the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence, a collection of state...

CCRI offering free marine trades and composites pre-apprenticeship program

PROVIDENCE – The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, Real Jobs Rhode Island and R.I. Department...

Virtual Dementia Tour at CCRI to show participants effects of condition

NEWPORT – The Community College of Rhode Island will offer a free Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour at its Newport campus from 3...

CCRI to host symposium on opioid alternatives for pain management

WARWICK – A panel of health experts is set to gather this weekend for the Community College of Rhode Island’s Changing the Culture of...
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Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...

Five Questions With: Cody J. Fino

The Community College of Rhode Island, in collaboration with the Westerly Education Center, Real Jobs Rhode Island and the R.I. Department of Labor and...
UPDATING THE PATH A new collaboration between the Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state, with support from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, is training the next generation of process technicians and chemical operators, positions needed in the brewing, medical research and consumer products industries, among others. The program requires a high school diploma or GED to begin, takes eight weeks of both classroom learning and hands-on training, 
and is free. Here, Clarke Richmond makes circuits to control fluids at the WEC. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


Paths to manufacturing jobs grow

Perhaps it was an extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of...
WORKFORCE TRAINING: Julian L. Alssid, Community College of Rhode Island’s vice president of workforce partnerships, observes an adult education math class. CCRI introduced workforce training in math several years ago, and is now doing the same for language with its “Spanish for Survivors” pilot course.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Giving employers the skills to speak with their workers

The diversification of Rhode Island’s workforce has resulted in a frequent challenge for many employers. Workers may know enough English to perform their jobs,...

Teens learn boat building through collaborative effort with CCRI, RIMTA

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen students have completed the Community College of Rhode Island’s inaugural Youth Summer Boatbuilding class. In cooperation with Westerly Education Center and the...
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