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CCRI, North Kingstown High School partner for early manufacturing career development

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Through a new partnership between the Community College of Rhode Island and North Kingstown High School, 11 high school students are...
ALL SMILES: Dr. Joke Alesh, right, owner of Marigold Dental Studio in Pawtucket, speaks with Toni Tamba, scheduling lead.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Everybody’s Business: She provides dental care, mentorship to underserved populations

(Editor’s note: This is the 39th installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...
Rebecca L. Watts

CCRI is leading way on accountability in higher ed

Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Commerce Corp. announced in October that 262 college graduates will receive Wavemaker Fellowships, good for student loan reimbursements...
MAKING THE CUT: Students at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Westerly Education Center work on splicing cables. 
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

CCRI is building the future workforce and statewide economy

PBN 2023 Manufacturing Awards WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTIVITY: Community College of Rhode Island FOR THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND, workforce development is a key part...
CLOSE TO 200 people representing the manufacturing sector attended Providence Business News' 2023 Manufacturing Awards ceremony Wednesday at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Pickell, Hazen White honored at PBN’s Manufacturing Awards ceremony

WARWICK – Craig Pickell recalled that there was a period of time when manufacturers were not well-received in Rhode Island. Pickell, the CEO of Lincoln-based...

Reed, Whitehouse deliver $1.5M to Thundermist for health care workforce development...

WEST WARWICK – In an effort to increase the number of health care workers in Rhode Island, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has named 13 honorees for its 2023 Diversity Equity & Inclusion Summit and Awards program.

United Way’s Brown among 13 honorees for PBN’s 2023 Diversity Equity...

PROVIDENCE – Adama Brown, United Way of Rhode Island Inc.’s director of research and data analytics, is among 13 honorees – 12 organizations and...

Pickell, Hazen White among 10 honorees for PBN’s 2023 Manufacturing Awards

PROVIDENCE – Craig Pickell, CEO of Lincoln-based abrasive products manufacturer Bullard Abrasives Inc., has been named the 2023 Strategic Leadership Award winner for Providence...
BACKBONE: Shaun Cournoyer, administrator of nursing and long-term care facility The Friendly Home in Woonsocket, said certified nursing assistants are the “backbone” of the facility. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

HELPING HANDS: Online classes, grants speed training of desperately needed CNAs

Anyone who has spent even a little time in a nursing home or hospital has seen whose hands do the essential feeding, dressing, cleaning...

IN THE WIND: Nascent local industry holds promise of job growth

When Rhode Island political leaders, ­educators and employers consider the future of offshore wind – with lots of big, white turbines spinning in the...
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