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In eight years, Worcester Technical High School has gone from an underperforming school in Massachusetts to a national model for career and technical education. more
IYRS Shool of Technology and Trades student Andrew Leonard, black T-shirt, shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology students Carrie McKnelly and Tyler Crain how to prepare a mold for a lightweight canoe. The project was one of several laminating exercises MIT students participated in from Jan. 15-17 during a seminar on composites technology at IYRS’ Bristol campus. Students used the exercises to create structures of composite canoes and cylindrical beams. more
When even one tiny part of a machine in a manufacturing line breaks down, it can put a kink in the company’s production and distribution. more
Fluency in Spanish is in demand in Rhode Island’s health care sector, though training and additional pay are limited, even among some of the state’s top employers in the industry. more
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
A new program that rewards companies for providing paid internships is starting to get the attention of business and industry. more
Would you ever let someone you barely know design your next print advertisement for your law practice? Of course you wouldn’t. But, if you’re allowing your LinkedIn connections to endorse you for your “Skills & Expertise,” and adding this information to your profile page, you’re effectively making public statements about you and your law practice that may not be in your best interest. more
The skills gap is an often-told Rhode Island story – jobs open and a shortage of trained workers to fill them, most glaringly in technology. more
Chad Jenkins, an associate professor of computer science at Brown University, waited a few extra years to take his first sabbatical, but made sure when he did take time off, he made it count. more
LINCOLN – The William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2013 “National Blue Ribbon School.” more
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