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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. 
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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...
NINE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS across Rhode Island have formed the Rhode Island Businesses for Better Education coalition to support better education outcomes and address major issues, including student achievement gaps.

What more can the business community do to help improve the...

A coalition of Rhode Island business groups on Nov. 2 announced a new alliance focused on improving education and student achievement across the state. The...
NINE BUSINESS ASSOCIATIONS across Rhode Island have formed the Rhode Island Businesses for Better Education coalition to support better education outcomes and address major issues, including student achievement gaps.

R.I. business groups form alliance to support education

PROVIDENCE – A collection of prominent groups representing hundreds of businesses across Rhode Island on Thursday formed a new alliance to support better education...
THE RHODE ISLAND Foundation unveiled Friday its 2023 Policy Framework to state elected leaders in order to improve public education in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF unveils policy framework to improve public education

PROVIDENCE – Adjusting the state’s funding formula to offer schools more money for low-income and multilingual students, creating a state fund to pay for...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has launched an initiative to create action steps to boost housing creation and address homelessness in the state. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF launches initiative to address homelessness, housing shortage

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to address the housing shortage and homelessness in the Ocean State, the Rhode Island Foundation late Friday launched an...
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R.I.’s top CEOs are backing Question 1

Publicly funded higher education and private industry rely upon each other. Public institutions of higher education – when properly funded and with adequate infrastructure...

RIIB receives $218K grant for North Providence lead pipe replacement

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank recently received a $218,000 federal grant to pay for lead pipe replacement work in North Providence, according...

Partnership for R.I. proves state’s top CEOs up to infrastructure challenge

PROVIDENCE – Earlier this week, Partnership for Rhode Island made headlines for a newly announced $250,000 contribution into the state’s infrastructure.  While the partnership’s name...

CEO group to invest $250K toward securing federal infrastructure funding

EAST PROVIDENCE – A collaborative effort between the state and the Partnership for Rhode Island group will provide $250,000 toward educational and technical support...
THE NONVIOLENCE INSTITUTE has received a $500,000 gift from Brown University, the Rhode Island Foundation and the Partnership for Rhode Island to help curb the rise of gun violence in the state.

Nonviolence Institute receives $500K grant to help curb gun violence in...

PROVIDENCE – The Nonviolence Institute has received a $500,000 grant from two nonprofits and Brown University to help curb the rise of gun violence...
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