skills gap http://ripr.org en Taveras Unveils Plan to Match Unemployed With Job Skills http://ripr.org/post/taveras-unveils-plan-match-unemployed-job-skills <p></p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras on Tuesday unveiled <a href="https://app.box.com/s/3fw6nizlkoisaoaltf7x">a plan to help provide unemployed Rhode Islanders with the skills needed </a>to find jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>Taveras says even though tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders&nbsp;are out of work, Rhode Island lacks a comprehensive job training program. If elected governor, he says he’d implement an initiative so that unemployed residents obtain the right skills through CCRI to get hired.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:33:15 +0000 Ian Donnis 30277 at http://ripr.org Taveras Unveils Plan to Match Unemployed With Job Skills RI Senate Unveils Plan To Close Skills Gap http://ripr.org/post/ri-senate-unveils-plan-close-skills-gap <p>The state Senate on Tuesday afternoon unveiled a new plan meant to close a skills gap in Rhode Island. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said the “<a href="http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Reports/Rhode_to_Work.pdf">Rhode to Work</a>” plan is a response to business leaders’ complaints that they’re having trouble finding skilled workers.</p><p></p><p>The plan calls for creating a single workforce training system; improving adult education; and expanding the number of internships and apprenticeships in Rhode Island.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:02:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 27964 at http://ripr.org RI Senate Unveils Plan To Close Skills Gap New Study Highlights Skills And Education Gap In Rising Latino Workforce http://ripr.org/post/new-study-highlights-skills-and-education-gap-rising-latino-workforce <p>Latinos are the fastest growing population group in Rhode Island, but they lack the skills and education needed to get ahead.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s the major finding of a new study published by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:27:21 +0000 Flo Jonic 23350 at http://ripr.org