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STOREFRONTS: Journeyman glazer Michael Bennacchia of Chandler Architects works on the interior storefronts during renovation of the Empire Street wing of the Providence Public Library.
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Training at heart of PPL’s new mission

The Providence Public Library, the grand dame of Rhode Island’s public libraries, is just a shell of its former self … literally.Last fall the...

$2.6M to go toward jobs, training for youth

PROVIDENCE - A Rhode Island program aimed at helping young people build skills and experience in the work world has received $2.6 million in...

Five Questions With Frank D. Sanchez

Frank D. Sanchez | President, Rhode Island College1. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed expanding the Rhode Island Promise program to RIC. How important...
GIVING VOICE: Dave Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has been busy advocating for companies at the Statehouse and beyond.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RIMA’s Chenevert fixates on problem-solving in manufacturing sector

Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Champion | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsIf there is one thing Dave Chenevert loves as much as solving problems...

RI Core Skills Partnership to cover full cost of English-literacy program

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Core Skills Partnership will now cover 100 percent of the cost to train employers’ incumbent workers in English-language literacy,...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...
KAREN MELLEN is the director/principal of the East Providence Career and Technical Center. / COURTESY EAST PROVIDENCE CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER

Five Questions With: Karen Mellen

Karen Mellen began her health care career in radiology. She quickly developed a passion for teaching science and pursued a bachelor’s degree in health...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / BUILDING SKILLS: The Dean Hotel in Providence recently enrolled some of its employees in a Core Skills Partnership program funded by a Real Pathways Rhode Island grant from the Governor’s Workforce Board. From left, Aarin Clemons, general manager; Hector Melendez, lead houseman; and Janet Norena, room attendant.

Bespoke workforce-development sessions satisfy employers, for now

For Aarin Clemons, managing downtown Providence’s The Dean Hotel – what he called “a hotel for Providence by Providence” – means employing people of...

Pointing way to better workforce

PBN’s inaugural Workforce Development Summit delivered a strong message: private industry, educators and government must communicate in a much more consistent and robust way...

GWB releases solicitation for statewide career readiness intermediary

PROVIDENCE – The Governor’s Workforce Board is seeking a statewide career-readiness intermediary to support the expansion of K-12 career-readiness activities.According to a Jan. 8...
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