At its June 15th Annual Event, the Governor’s Workforce Board spotlighted three award recipients who had made a positive and lasting impact on the state workforce development system. Awardees were as follows:
The Industry Impact Award was presented to The Phoenix Partnership Representing the Manufacturing Industry and recognizing that the manufacturing industry has been a terrific partner with the workforce system; undertaking significant top-level coordination and reforms to better deliver workforce development services and developing three coordinated employer-driven Real Jobs RI training solutions focused on entry-level talent, mid-level excellence, and identifying future leads.
The Career Pathways Advancement Award was presented to The Pipeline to Manufacturing Careers in Ship Building Partnership for its development of multiple career pathways programs including the alignment and expansion of career and technical high school offerings to match the future workforce needs of the maritime defense industry while also conducting high-impact employer-driven job training to fill the vacancies of today.
The Workforce System Innovation Award was presented to The Royce Family Foundation for generously providing $1.8 million; along with vision and motivation, to build a cutting-edge high-tech education and training center in Westerly RI.