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Workforce Development
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1Employers have talked about workers needing to have "soft skills" for years. What are they saying they need specifically? Workplace socialization skills such as working well with others, a sense of responsibility to be proficient, how to … more
Reform is coming to 10 career and tech centers in Rhode Island following recent changes to state law designed to modernize the programs and better connect them to local job opportunities. Educators say they are already collaborating more with the business community, though they want to see local control maintained. more
Rhode Island’s intensely competitive job market is expected to heat up again this summer, with high school and college graduates vying with unemployed or underemployed adults. more
1What is the top priority educators need to focus on in terms of getting high school students ready for the workforce? Educators must focus on preparing and delivering challenging coursework that … more
Guill Tool & Engineering Inc. of West Warwick makes nuclear-propulsion-system components for the U.S. Navy and tools used to extrude, or shape, polymers and plastics by pushing them through a die. more
The new state CNC Machinist Registered Apprenticeship Program is an example of an effective response to the workforce challenges facing business. The problem: the accelerating aging out of the workforce, especially those employees in advanced manufacturing jobs, ones that require both the traditional knowledge of materials and engineering concepts but that now also require advanced computing skills. more
Building advanced nursing education centers for the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College was always going to be expensive. more
For public middle school English teacher Joe Killilea, professional development means helping colleagues open themselves up to constructive critiques from their peers. more
A few years ago, a labor shortage in the building trades in the Providence area seemed difficult to imagine. more
As anyone who has tried to get work done on their home in the last few years knows, finding a contractor oftentimes can be a trying experience – they either don’t return phone calls or even if they do call, it might take months to schedule you in. more
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