Colleges and Programs
Prepare RI – This initiative’s aim is to close the gap between what students learn in school and what they need for high demand jobs. Prepare RI has partnerships with the Rhode Island government, private industry leaders, the public education system, universities and non-profits across the state.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, Rhode Island – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
Rhode Island College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
Most Affordable Colleges in Rhode Island – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Rhode Island institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Teacher Certification Degrees, Rhode Island – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Rhode Island, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Healthcare Pathways, Rhode Island – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Rhode Island relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
Job Seekers and Career
Tech/Hire Rhode Island – Hundreds of local employers, training providers and community organizations have committed to building a robust pipeline of tech talent to meet Rhode Island’s rapidly evolving tech job market. Through this non-profit social enterprise, scholarships, apprenticeships and internships are available in support of the mission to expand learning pathways so all Rhode Islanders can work, earn and learn to their full potential.
Rhode Island Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.
Network RI – The netWORKri has job centers located throughout the state. Job seekers and employers are matched through quality employment programs and services. There is no cost for the services available to you through these centers.
Rhode Island State, Apply RI – A great resource for state employment opportunities. The information on open positions is delivered to you in a sortable table of judicial, uncommon and educational job postings. To apply, simply set up an account and complete a profile.
iHireConstruction, Rhode Island – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Rhode Island? Look no further than this search tool.
Rhode Island College and University Job Openings – The links provided to you on this state sponsored webpage will take you directly to the employment opportunities for each institution listed.
Rhode Island Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Rhode Island by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
Rhode Island City and Town Job Opportunities – Positions currently open in city and town municipalities across the state of Rhode Island are available to you at this state sponsored webpage.
Rhode Island DLT (Department of Labor and Training), Employ RI – Jobs, training, apprenticeships, job fairs…..there is an abundance of good information no matter what your job status or your level of education.
Leadership and Development
Rhode Island Society of Technical Educators – Promoting excellence in education through the integration of existing and emerging technologies is the mission of this organization. Leadership, support and training for the K-12 educational community is available through this not-for-profit organization. Membership is open to all Rhode Island K-12 public, private and religious schools.
Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) – The mission of this organization is to help individuals, parents, families and children achieve their goals for health, education and socio-economic well-being. They do this with support tools such as training, education, advocacy and support in a person/family-centered care manner.
Rhode Island Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Rhode Island Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Rhode Island is what you need, look here!
Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program – This program through RISTE offers educators the opportunity to learn how to integrate coding and robotics into meaningful activities and content areas of their K-12 classrooms. The program offers an online professional development course to assist with the acquisition of a working knowledge of computer science. Of particular interest is the assertion that participants will achieve a level of computational thinking and coding as a part of their teaching vocabulary so that they can better connect with and ‘speak the language’ of the students they are teaching.
Rhode Island Health Care Association – Being a member of this healthcare association will give you support as you provide quality health care and quality of life to the residents of Rhode Island’s skilled nursing facilities.
RIMTA (Rhode Island Marine Trade Association) – Members of this association include boat builders, manufacturers, marinas, boatyards, service providers, retail and wholesale outfitters, educational institutions and other organizations. As a member, you are offered training, teamwork on initiatives, a voice is legislation, potential to build your workforce and network with industry leaders and ideas.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
Rhode Island Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
How to Start a Business in Rhode Island – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in Rhode Island – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Rhode Island business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
Rhode Island Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Veterans Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
RI Serves – Veterans and their families who reside in Rhode Island, as well as active-duty service members, are eligible for support from this network. This organization’s aim is to support all individuals who have worn the uniform of our military. Care coordinators will work with you and your family to help find appropriate local resources.
Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – Rhode Island – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.