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Tavares among 13 honorees for PBN’s 2021 Diversity & Inclusion Awards...

PROVIDENCE – Ralph Tavares Jr., the director of diversity and outreach for Roger Williams University School of Law, is among 13 honorees – 12...
TRAINING HUB: Jennifer Menard, left, interim vice president of economic and business development at Bristol Community College, and Laura Douglas, college president, stand outside the future home of the school’s National Offshore Wind Institute on the New Bedford waterfront. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Unchartered training: How does region build workforce for new wind sector?

Toiling hundreds of feet above the open ocean, sometimes amid stormy weather and battering waves, technicians in the offshore wind industry need not only...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, is launching a new initiative to develop recommendations on how the state can spend the federal stimulus it is expected to receive from the American Rescue Plan Act. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

R.I. Foundation launches initiative to develop recommendations for state on stimulus...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation announced Wednesday that, with the support of the Economic Progress Institute and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council,...

SkillsRI receives $100,000 Microsoft grant to expand digital training

PROVIDENCE – Skills for Rhode Island’s Future on Tuesday announced a $100,000 grant from Microsoft Corp. to help Rhode Islanders develop and enhance skills...

SkillsRI, Fidelity team up to create new online portal connecting students...

PROVIDENCE – Skills for Rhode Island’s Future has teamed up with Fidelity Investments Inc. to launch a new online portal aimed at connecting elementary...
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Jamie Sanford is one of the youngest nursing home administrators in the state. She’s 37. Most other administrators are nearing retirement age, and the industry is concerned about finding future staffers.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nursing homes struggle to fill staffing positions

While attending a nursing home industry event more than a year ago, Jamie Sanford came to a startling realization: Sanford, 37, was the youngest...
IT’S PAID OFF: Rida Jawed, left, a 2020 Lincoln High School graduate, participated in PrepareRI’s Summer Internship program for two summers. The first year, she served as a paid social media intern for Dr. Day Care in Smithfield with fellow student intern Kenzi Gilmore, right. 

Crisis not holding back R.I. internship initiative

Rida Jawed’s summer job was not the standard summer-before-college gig. Rather than slinging burgers or lifeguarding at a community pool, the 19-year-old Lincoln High School...
TEAMWORK: Robert Tolson, left, Lisa Silvio and Kyle Brown, right, line up beams to be bolted as part of the ironworking segment of Building Futures’ five-week pre-apprenticeship in 2019. Participants construct a 70-foot-by-14-foot project that contains many of the tools, materials and techniques used in building steel structures.   / COURTESY BUILDING FUTURES

Building a future in construction

R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen says the decision by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to allow the construction industry to remain...
ULTIMATE GIFT: Skills for Rhode Island’s Future holds an annual holiday giving event, in which it selects a charity to support and employees wrap gifts for families and kids.

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 SMALL COMPANIES 14. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future Employees in R.I.: 41 Executive Director Nina Pande Questions answered by: Senior Recruiter Hernan...

Five Questions With Nina Pande

Nina Pande | Executive director, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future 1. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is partnering with the state on its new workforce-training...

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