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A TOTAL OF 13 online programs from five local colleges and universities appeared on the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Online Program ranking released earlier this week. / COURTESY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

Regional schools gain more recognition in latest U.S. News online program...

PROVIDENCE – More southeastern New England schools’ online degree programs were highlighted in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Online programs report...

Whooplah’s Pollywog Pond video game nominated for Kidscreen Award

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Pollywog Pond, a video game portal for early learners developed by a North Smithfield company, was nominated for an industry Kidscreen...

New England Institute of Technology to host FIRST Tech Challenge Feb....

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology will host the 13th annual For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Tech Challenge on...

13 New England Tech grads receive Wavemaker Fellowships

EAST GREENWICH – Thirteen New England Institute of Technology graduates received R.I. Commerce Corp. Wavemaker Fellowships, according to a late November announcement by the...
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...
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