Rhode Island Employers Convene on Employee Education Strategies and Tactics

Office of Postsecondary Commissioner, Dept. of Labor & Training and Governor’s Workforce Board co-host session

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 19, 2019) – How can Rhode Island employers help their employees improve their education and job skills? The state’s higher education, labor, and workforce training experts, together with employers, will meet to discuss the Rhode Island postsecondary landscape, advancements in employer-funded education, return on investment, tuition reimbursement models, apprenticeships, and how Rhode Island compares nationally.

DATE                              Tuesday, April 23, 2019

TIME                                   9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE                                 Fidelity Investments Corporate Office Galleries, 900 Salem Street, Smithfield

PRESENTERS                      Jaime S. Fall, Director, UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute

Dan Ash, Ph.D., Research Director, Bridging the Talent Gap, Graduate ! Network

Malik Brown, Vice President for Talent and Strategic Partnerships, Graduate ! Network

                                                          

HOSTS                                   Brenda Dann-Messier, Commissioner of Postsecondary Education

                                               Scott Jensen, Director, RI DLT

                                               Nora Crowley, Interim Director, Governor’s Workforce Board

EMPLOYER                         Fidelity

PARTICIPANTS                  Polaris

                                            Electric Boat

                                            Lifespan

HIGHER EDUCATION       URI

PARTICIPANTS                   RIC

                                            CCRI

                                            Westerly Education Center

The Innovation Lab is funded by Rhode Island Foundation. Graduate! Network’s Bridging The Talent Gap project is made possible with support from Walmart.