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 “Rhode to Work” plan is a response to business leaders’ complaints that they’re having trouble finding skilled workers.
The plan calls for creating a single workforce training system; improving adult education; and expanding the number of internships and apprenticeships in Rhode Island.
Latinos are the fastest growing population group in Rhode Island, but they lack the skills and education needed to get ahead. That’s the major finding of a new study published by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University.