A Big DEAL for Little Rhode Island
Meghan Hughes and Julian Alssid, The EvoLLLution
Rhode Island is now home to one of the most significant experiments to align education and workforce development. The key players in this experiment: Infosys and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI).
The collaboration involves the creation of the Digital Economy Aspirations Labs (DEAL) and a space for CCRI students to learn, to be curious, to explore, and to have access to new technology and new ways of working with that technology. The effort is expected to transform how employers perceive community colleges and set a model for the nation.