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WAYNE T. SALISBURY Jr., who has been leading the R.I. Department of Corrections on an interim basis since January 2023, has been nominated by Gov. Daniel J. McKee to be the agency’s permanent leader. / COURTESY OFFICE OF DANIEL J. MCKEE

Salisbury nominated as permanent R.I. Dept. of Corrections director

EAST PROVIDENCE – The interim director of the state’s Department of Corrections has been picked by Gov. Daniel J. McKee to take the position...
LABOR TALKS: Matthew Weldon, second from right, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, speaks during a panel discussion at Providence Business News’ Workforce Development Summit in Providence on Feb. 15. Also on the panel are, from left, Lindsey Brickle, director of workforce and community partnerships at Polaris MEP; Julie Matthew, manufacturing director of Amgen Inc. in Rhode Island; Ara Millette, director of talent acquisition and workforce development at Lifespan Corp.; Nina Pande, executive director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future; and Douglas Sherman, senior vice president and provost at the New England Institute of Technology. PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing at right, moderates. 
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Panel: Adaptability is key in today’s job market

Though Rhode Island’s job numbers have largely rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, Matthew Weldon, director of the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, doesn’t exactly...
STUDENTS AND FACULTY care for animals inside the New England Institute of Technology's new 11,000-square-foot veterinary technology learning lab inside the East Greenwich campus. / COURTESY HEIDI GUMULA/DBVW ARCHITECTS INC.

New England Tech launches $3M veterinary learning lab

EAST GREENWICH – A continued shortage of veterinary technicians within the health care industry prompted the New England Institute of Technology to create a...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY was ranked No. 37 for best overall online programs in the U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Online Programs rankings. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Local colleges’ online programs still among U.S. News’ best

PROVIDENCE – Four local colleges were named by U.S. News & World Report as having the best online programs in the country, according to...

Students to demo digital games developed with RIDigi to boost health...

PROVIDENCE – Establishing a health and wellness routine can be a difficult venture. “Gamification” can help change that, say Rhode Island technology and workforce leaders. To demonstrate this concept,...
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. 
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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...
JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY next year will require students to live on campus for their first three years. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Do on-campus college residency requirements limit student choice?

PROVIDENCE – Meeting new roommates, decorating one’s dorm room and making an acres-large campus one’s home for several months are all part of a...
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE of Technology has launched an early college program for high school seniors. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

New England Tech launches new early college program for high school...

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology has launched a pilot early college dual-enrollment program, collaborating with one technical school and the...

New England Institute of Technology introduces AI bachelor’s program

EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology will offer a bachelor's degree program in artificial intelligence beginning next fall. The technical college says...
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RYAN PICKERING

‘I felt like I owed my state’

Studying for a career in nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic at the New England Institute of Technology created a lot of uncertainty for Ranishia...
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