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Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12.Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said...
INFOSYS Ltd. launched its Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. Tuesday along with Rhode Island officials. Above, Salil Parekh, CEO of Infosys. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SAMYUKTA LAKSHMI

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. Tuesday with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING is looking for potential employer partners for its Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce development program.

DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday...

Business community sees many positives in R.I., but needs persist

If only the business community were able to spend more time on Smith Hill doing what it did for the cover story of this...
CITIZENS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION has partnered with LISC to grant $150,000 to support the Bridges to Careers program at the Genesis Center in Providence as well as create a "retention coach" position at the center. The grant was part of a three-city partnership between Citizens and LISC implemented in Boston, Providence and Philadelphia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens Charitable Foundation partners with LISC, donates $150K to Providence workforce...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Charitable Foundation and Local Initiatives Support Corp. have come together in Providence, Boston and Philadelphia to support education and training programs,...
A HEALTHY EDUCATION: William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School seniors in the health careers program, front, from left, Claudia Tomczyk, Cortny Botelho, and back, from left, Emily-Rose Furtado and Destiny Torres, learn the technical skills required in many parts of the health care industry.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Davies tailors its educational offerings to the needs of R.I.’s economy

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence in workforce development : William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High SchoolStudents attending William M. Davies Jr. Career &...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...
BEYOND BOOK LEARNING” The state’s Prepare Rhode Island initiative is connecting students with careers that aren’t academic in nature, including through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH program. Here, Cole Chiaradio assembles a band saw at the manufacturing section of Westerly High School in a P-TECH program.  / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


A guiding connection

Connecting people and jobs is always a challenge, but in the manufacturing and construction sectors in Rhode Island, the process has become especially challenging...
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