Workforce Development
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A training program developed by the New England Institute of Technology and manufacturers in Rhode Island is starting to have an effect, if only a modest one, on the state’s jobs crisis. 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
In yet another sign that Rhode Island’s economy is recovering, an increasing number of Ocean State companies are applying for – and receiving – Incumbent Worker Training grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board. 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
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
Ten of Rhode Island’s 11 colleges track the percentage of students who get jobs soon after graduating, but most use that data as an informational tool, not a selling point. more
Local companies large and small are hiring unemployed veterans wherever they can – some in new efforts and others through established programs. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced the launch of a joint advanced-manufacturing training program between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College to train unemployed individuals for entry-level jobs as production technicians at local manufacturers. more
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