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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.
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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...
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...

More good jobs will improve R.I.’s personal income

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been on a mission for more than four years now to grow the number and improve the quality and...
PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...

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