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Gilkey’s new 3-year contract extension includes annual pay raises

PROVIDENCE – Shannon Gilkey was awarded a three-year contract extension to remain as the state’s postsecondary education commissioner that runs through Jan. 31, 2027,...

CCRI faculty members hold informational picket seeking contract negotiations

WARWICK – Faculty members with the Community College of Rhode Island on Jan. 22 held an informational picket across all its campuses, including at...

RIDE gets $3.2M for data collection to better prepare students for...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education on Wednesday was awarded a $3.2 million federal grant to enhance data collection related to college and...
HELP NEEDED: Dr. Michael Wagner, left, CEO and president of Care New England Health System, discusses the health services industry in Rhode Island, including workforce development, with other panelists at Providence Business News’ Fall 2023 Health Care Summit on Oct. 25. Others on the panel include, from left, Brown University’s Dr. Scott Rivkees, Dr. Raj Hazarika from Point32Health Inc. and John Fernandez, CEO and president of Lifespan Corp. Moderating is PBN Editor Michael Mello, standing. 
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For hospital executives, solving labor shortages a top task

When asked whether the lingering workforce shortages are affecting access to care, Rhode Island’s health care leaders had a clear answer. “Yes, period, end of...
GIVING CREDIT: Rhode Island College, along with the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island, is being required to establish ways of awarding academic credit for students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs.
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New law: R.I. public colleges must plan for apprenticeships

A new state law requires public higher education institutions to establish ways of awarding academic credit to students who participate in registered apprenticeship programs. “These...

Westerly center is designed to build on a military background

Though decades ago, T.J. Smith still remembers the camaraderie and sense of purpose he felt during his time as a member of the Rhode...
ROSEMARY COSTIGAN has been appointed as the Community College of Rhode Island's interim president. / COURTESY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND

Costigan appointed as CCRI’s interim president

WARWICK – Rosemary Costigan, currently the Community College of Rhode Island’s vice president of academic affairs, has been voted by the R.I. Council on...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE, center, helps with local state education and business officials cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE

New Woonsocket Education Center officially opens

WOONSOCKET – State-elected and education officials on Tuesday formally cut the ribbon on the new Woonsocket Education Center that has officially opened at 115...

Amy Gryzbowski

2022 40 Under Forty Awards Amy Grzybowski, 39 Assistant commissioner of workforce, R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner How has COVID-19 changed your industry? Many of our...
SHANNON GILKEY, R.I. postsecondary commissioner, says he's optimistic that the state can still close workforce gaps despite the proposed 'higher ed academy' not making it into this year's fiscal budget. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite no higher ed academy, Gilkey optimistic in state closing workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Optimism remains with the R.I. Office of Postsecondary Commissioner on the state addressing workforce shortages and helping residents achieve an education despite...
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