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MAKING THE CUT: Students at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Westerly Education Center work on splicing cables. 

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...

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...
NIRVA LAFORTUNE, a former Providence City Council member and mayoral candidate, has been named the new executive director and senior vice president for City Year Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Former City Councilor LaFortune to lead City Year Providence

PROVIDENCE – A former city councilor and mayoral candidate is now set to lead City Year Providence. The education and youth support organization announced Friday...

Five Questions With: Jennie Johnson

Jennie Johnson | Vice president, Community College of Rhode Island Division of Workforce Partnerships 1What are your priorities as the new vice president of CCRI’s Division...

Five Questions With: Jennie Johnson

Jennie Johnson is the executive director for City Year Providence, a nonprofit that has its members partner with local schools to provide educational support...
Jennie Johnson has served at 
City Year Providence since 2006 and 
as executive director since 2007. She 
has done extensive citywide work on the issue of chronic absenteeism, and has spoken nationally on behalf of Providence’s efforts curb it. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Build trust, see results

Relationships are at the center of everything we do. It is a belief my parents instilled in me throughout my childhood, and it has...
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