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Calculating rising demand Continuing a national trend that started at the turn of the century, demand for accountants in Rhode Island has risen over recent years by a significant amount, with growth expected to continue in the coming decade. Driven by retiring baby boomers, as well as an organic industry demand and people changing career paths, the state has seen increased enrollment in accounting education programs and faculty growth at the undergraduate and graduate level.*The 2016-2026 report used a new methodology developed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that the DLT says more accurately measures the movement of workers who jump from industry to industry without leaving the workforce, thus creating a potentially much larger demand for workers in any one discipline. / Source: R.I. Department of Labor and Training

Can colleges help fill projected job openings?

Job-prediction reports published by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training consistently reflect an increasing call for accountants in the state.In October, the state...
Lee Harrison
AGE: 26
COMPANY: VIBCO Vibrators
JOB TITLE: Lead assembler
EDUCATION: High school, some college / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Rejecting digital tools, he works with his hands and finds satisfaction

Lee Harrison | Age: 26 | Company: VIBCO Vibrators | Job title: Lead assembler | Education: High school, some collegeAt age 26, Lee Harrison thinks...
The U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges survey results were released Monday. The findings show little movement for top school Brown University while Providence College and University of Rhode Island each fell in a year-over-year comparison. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Brown ranks No.14 nationally, PC ranks No. 2 regionally in U.S....

PROVIDENCE – As the 2018-2019 academic year heads into its second week for most colleges and universities, on Monday, U.S. News & World Report...
THURSDAY, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other business community leaders announced WindWinRI. A $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant, the program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative...
DESIGNING DUO: Janelle Blakely Photopoulos, right, owner and principal interior designer at Blakely Interior Design, with Bernadette Heydt, designer, in their studio in North ­Kingstown.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Interior designer strikes unique balance of life, work, school

What's the secret to building an award-winning interior design company while caring for three children (one with special needs) and going to school at...

Five Questions With: Dawn Edmondson

New England Institute of Technology professors Dawn Edmondson and David “DJ” Johnson have designed a new master’s degree program, Applied Design, which they say...

New England Tech to offer first-ever doctoral degree this fall

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich will launch its first-ever doctoral program this fall, which will be offered online,...
HONORARY DEGREE: Neil D. Steinberg, right, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, receives the honorary doctorate of humane letters degree from New England Institute of Technology President Richard I. Gouse. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Steinberg receives doctorate of humane letters from New England Tech

NEIL D. STEINBERG, president and CEO of the Rhode ­Island Foundation, recently received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the New England Institute...
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the International Interior Design Association’s 2018 Design Awards while her classmate, Stephanie McShane, was named a top five finalist. / COURTESY NEIT

NEIT interior design students win national recognition

EAST GREENWICH – Barrington resident and New England Institute of Technology student Amira Mohamed took first place at the New England chapter of the...
TECH IN FRONT: Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of Technology’s chief information officer, has supervised the physical and intellectual expansion of technology for the school during the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Laflamme keeps tech snapping at New England Tech

CHIEF INFORMATION/TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, NONPROFIT | Jacques Laflamme, New England Institute of TechnologyAll universities need technology, but the stakes are particularly high at the New...
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