The Governor’s Workforce Board has released a Grant Solicitation for a Statewide Career Readiness Intermediary on January 8, 2018. The purpose of this Solicitation is to incubate an experienced entity or partnership of entities as a centralized statewide intermediary to support the expansion of K-12 career readiness activities, including paid internships, other work-based learning opportunities, […]
Rhode Island’s minimum wage will be increasing to $10.10 an hour effective January 1, 2018. Employers should be advised of this change and whether they are impacted by it. Employers receiving GWB grants or other services should also note that any requirements of such programs that relate to the minimum wage will be impacted accordingly.
Cranston, RI — The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) announced today they will fund all six Real Pathways RI proposals received this year, reducing the adult education waiting lists by 25 percent. The sister program to Real Jobs Rhode Island, Real Pathways RI is a workforce development initiative designed to address employment challenges of individuals with […]
Answers posted to questions regarding FY 2018 Nontrade Apprenticeship Development Grant Solicitation – click here
The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) is seeking proposals to develop traditional Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs within Rhode Island’s largest and or growing industries. The federal Department of Labor has recognized apprenticeship as an effective strategy towards increasing skills and employment; “Registered apprenticeship is an important talent development strategy and a critical post-secondary education and training alternative […]