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COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island students Leyshell Williams, left, and Sabrina Melki prepare bags of food and household products at the food pantry at CCRI's Lincoln campus ahead of the pantry's official opening on Monday. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI opens pantry for its ‘food insecure’ students

LINCOLN – Citing studies that indicate that one in four community college students is “food insecure,” Community College of Rhode Island officials opened a...
THE 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES Rhode Island program is accepting applications for its tenth cohort. The program has had 227 Rhode Island small businesses participate in the program over its three years of operation.

10,000 Small Businesses R.I. program accepting 10th cohort applications

WARWICK – The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Rhode Island program is accepting applications for its fall cohort.Applications are due by June 1, but...
BENEFICIAL MODEL: Tyler Falcone, left, director of information systems and processing services at AIPSO in Johnston, and Joe Devine, interim executive director of Tech Collective in Providence, agree that a new employee recruitment model utilized by Infosys of sourcing talent from local colleges and universities, especially liberal arts majors, and running training programs for tech-production work will allow tech companies to build capable workforces.
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Infosys looks for more than STEM skills when hiring

Infosys has opened its Providence Design and Innovation Center on Fountain Street, making good on the first 100 of its promised 500 workers to...

Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...

Five Questions With: Charles P. Kelley

Charles P. Kelley joined the Warwick-based Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, or RISLA, in 1991 as deputy director. He was appointed executive director in...
NINETY PERCENT of the more than 250 students taking classes during the Community College of Rhode Island’s January 2019 winter session received a passing grade. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

CCRI: 90 percent of winter session students received passing grades

WARWICK – Community College of Rhode Island’s first winter session in more than three decades received a passing grade – both literally and figuratively.The...

Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center.Attended by a full...

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12.Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes $9.9B budget, to include legalized marijuana sales, new fees

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and business...
GOV. GINA M RAIMONDO will propose a $30 million increase in school funding and expanded job training in a budget she will release later this week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo proposes funding boost for education, job training; expansion of tuition-free...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says she will propose a budget this week that boosts support for education and teacher training from pre-school through...
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