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READY MODE: Kolby Gomes went through pipefitter training through the partnership program operated by General Dynamics Electric Boat and the Community College of Rhode Island as he prepares to start a career with the submarine builder. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Class of their own: More employers partnering with local colleges

Although he had some experience working in construction, Kolby Gomes says learning the ins and outs of pipefitting was like studying a foreign language. But...

Polaris MEP, Chicago nonprofit open manufacturing job training center

PROVIDENCE – Advanced manufacturing training sessions, job placement assistance, English language classes and financial coaching are a few resources now available to residents free...
THE TIKTOK LOGO is omnipresent on teenagers' phones. A recent study sponsored by Citizens Financial Group Inc. in conjunction with Junior Achievement found that 40% of teenagers are considering becoming social media influencers.

Bank-sponsored study: 40% of teens considering career as influencer

PROVIDENCE – Forty percent of teens say they are considering a career as a social media influencer, aspiring to become tomorrow’s pitchmen – chattering,...

Filling the skills gap

Has your business had difficulty finding potential skilled employees? Yes: 57% No: 43% Has your company sponsored job-training programs? No: 71% Yes: 14% No, but we are considering sponsoring those...
SITE MANAGEMENT: Gilbane Inc. CEO Michael McKelvy, center, speaks with Dauris Nunez, left, and Nury Ruiz during construction of the Twin River Tiverton Casino Hotel. / COURTESY GILBANE INC.

Gilbane Inc. has a solid core to keep building from

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at an Enterprise Company: Gilbane Inc. AS A COMPANY now in its sesquicentennial year of operation, Gilbane Inc. continues...

Five Questions With Nina Pande

Nina Pande | Executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future 1. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is partnering with the state on its new workforce-training...
SPIN CYCLE: New England Institute of Technology Advanced Manufacturing Coordinator Todd Sposato, right, works with student Zach Carmody, 24, of Charlestown on the lathe at the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute workroom at New England Tech’s Warwick campus. 
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

New England Tech’s SAMI program infuses local economy with trained machinists

PBN MANUFACTURING AWARDS 2020 | Workforce Development & Productivity: New England Institute of Technology Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute IT’S THE TYPE of program that...

What is the No. 1 issue state lawmakers need to address...

State lawmakers are mandated each year to pass a balanced budget. Beyond that, which this year requires filling a fiscal 2021 budget hole that...
JOB TRAINING: We Make RI staff, from left: Diana Castellone, marketing specialist; Barbara Jackson, executive director; Katelyn Boudreau, vice president of employer relations; and Samantha Gobin, outreach coordinator, meet at the nonprofit’s Cranston offices.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Manufacturing a new job

At least half of the men accepted into classes at We Make RI say they want to be machinists, or computer numerically controlled operators. The...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO announced the the launch of a commercial construction initiative through the Real Jobs RI worker training program overseen by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. Above, working being conducted on the The 6-10 connector, part of the RhodeWorks infrastructure program. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Real Jobs RI to create commercial construction training program

PROVIDENCE – The state is expanding the Real Jobs Rhode Island program to cater to commercial construction employers, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Monday. The...
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