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Workforce Development
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New England Institute of Technology has received a $2.5 million federal grant to support training programs on shipbuilding, marine trades, advanced manufacturing and manufacturing industries. more
The University of Rhode Island and the URI Foundation are expected to announce Monday at the kick-off to support the College of Engineering bond that the Taco White Family Foundation will donate $400,000 to support the school. more
Richard I. Gouse, president of the New England Institute of Technology for the past 43 years, is leading a new phase of growth at the commuter-based school to accommodate residential students. more
The Associated General Contractors of America reported Wednesday that most construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers, and firms in the Northeast were no exception, with 67 percent reporting difficulty filling jobs. more
Tasha Evans, a Local Initiatives Support Corporation AmeriCorps Member, works at the Church Community Housing Corp. and the McKinney Cooperative Shelter in Newport, where she prepares residents who are homeless or have low incomes with job training and life skills. Since Evans began working at CCHC, she has helped more than 23 McKinney Cooperative Shelter occupants find jobs, which include local hotels and restaurants. Evans also developed the Craft for a Cause program. The program supplies CCHC residents with art supplies and St. Paul’s Thrift Shop also sells their creations, with proceeds coming directly back to the artists. more
A request for proposals has been issued for a third round of funding of up to $2.3 million for Workforce Innovation Grants to support partnerships between employers and education and training providers. more
Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute, a sister organization to the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has spent the past year matching 70 under- or unemployed people to manufacturing jobs. more
The Newport County Mentor/Co-op Group has asked the R.I. Department of Education to consider supporting an advanced manufacturing academy, a charter school, based in Newport County. more
Rachel Smith, a graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, credits her academic adviser with reminding her about a relatively new school mantra she used to help her finish her undergraduate degree and keep loans she’ll eventually have to repay to a minimum. more
Dan Shedd, president of custom-packaging design studio Taylor Box in Warren, is eager to hire workers who are ready to apply themselves in a challenging, well-equipped environment – a place not always associated with manufacturing. more
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