Organizations

WorkforceRI is proud to collaborate with the following organizations to better serve Rhode Island’s workforce needs.

New England Institute of Technology

The Rhode Island Foundation

Founded in 1916, the Rhode Island Foundation is one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations. The Foundation is Rhode Island's only community foundation and the largest funder of Rhode Island's nonprofit sector. For more information visit: rifoundation.org

The Governor’s Workforce Board

The Governor’s Workforce Board is Rhode Island’s primary policy-making body on workforce development matters and invests in a range of programs and services that serve hundreds of companies and thousands of workers annually. The GWB is responsible for administration of the state Job Development and is also responsible for implementation of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and any successor law. For more information visit: gwb.ri.gov

Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston

Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston (WSPC) oversees the areas of Providence and Cranston and is one of two local boards under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. In that role, WSPC provides a broad range of employment supports, including but not limited to skills assessments, job search assistance, career counseling, occupational skills training, employer based training (including on-the-job training), adult education, job search and placement assistance, employer referrals and summer youth employment services. For more information visit: providenceri.gov/oeo

Workforce Solutions of Greater Rhode Island

Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island (WPGRI) oversees the remainder of the state not including the areas of Providence and Cranston and is one of two local boards under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. In that role, WPGRI provides a broad range of employment supports, including but not limited to skills assessments, job search assistance, career counseling, occupational skills training, employer based training (including on-the-job training), adult education, job search and placement assistance, employer referrals and summer youth employment services. For more information visit: griworkforce.com

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

The RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT) provides workforce development, workforce security and workforce protection to the state’s workers, employers and citizens. Through federal and state funding, it offers employment services, educational services and economic opportunity to both individuals and employers. DLT also protects the workforce by enforcing labor laws, prevailing wage rates and workplace health and safety standards. And, the department provides temporary income support to unemployed and temporarily disabled workers. For more information visit: dlt.ri.gov/bwc

Rhode Island Department of Education

The Adult Education division with the Rhode Island Department of Education oversees state and federal investments in Adult Education, GED, and Workforce Training programs to support Rhode Island adults in gaining skills and credentials for employment, citizenship, and family and community leadership. For more information visit: ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/EducationPrograms/AdultEducationGED

Rhode Island Department of Human Services

The Rhode Island Department of Human Services responsible for an array of social services and supports for families, adults, children, elderly, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Among other programs, DHS oversees the state Rhode Island Works program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Office of Rehabilitative Services, and others. For more information visit: dhs.ri.gov

URI Business Engagement Center

The URI Business Engagement Center (BEC) serves as the “front door” for industry to connect with the vast resources that exist at the University of Rhode Island. Companies – from entrepreneurial startups to major corporations – use the services of the Center to sponsor research opportunities, access assistance with technology or intellectual property transfer, seek information about licensing, receive customized workforce training, and connect with undergraduate and graduate students for internships, as well as other essential services to help business thrive. For more information visit: web.uri.edu/bec

Rhode Island College office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education

The Rhode Island College office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education (PSCE) extends the educational offerings and resources of Rhode Island College (RIC) and provides administrative programming support and assistance to affiliated agencies, employers, and organizations on and off campus. For more information visit: ric.edu/continuingeducationsummersession

CCRI Center for Workforce and Community Education

CCRI’s Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training programs and academic courses to Rhode Island organizations in a variety of workplace locations across the state and serves thousands of individuals in open enrollment courses that focus on career training and professional development. For more information visit: ccri.edu/cwce