Rhode Island’s Economic Recovery Fueled by Workforce Training
Ramona Schindelheim, WorkingNation
Rhode Island, like most states, is struggling with a shortage of skilled workers. But the country's smallest state is making significant headway to better times thanks to an investment in workforce programs and education initiatives that train people for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
Real Jobs Rhode Island is one of those demand-driven training programs. Launched in 2015, Real Jobs RI works directly with more than 30 partner employers to tailor training for specific openings in a dozen industries. More than 3,000 people have completed the program, gaining in-demand skills and getting good jobs.