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Federal Tech-Training Program, Aims To Train And Place 2K RI Workers

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The state is moving ahead with a new program meant to connect out of work Rhode Islanders with tech sector jobs. The Ocean State was among the states...

The state is moving ahead with a new program meant to connect out of work Rhode Islanders with tech sector jobs. The Ocean State was among the states selected last year to take part in the federal Tech-Hire initiative.

Governor Gina Raimondo said more than 30 employers, including Hasbro and Citizens Bank, have signed on to take part in the Tech-Hire program.

“We’re going to train and place 2,000 people over the next four years,” said Raimondo. “That’s 2,000 people that we are going to locate, recruit and train and place into high-wage tech-related jobs, with emphasis on non-traditional job seekers.”

Raimondo said Tech-Hire is meant to lend a boost to people who’ve been out of the workforce for a bit or who lack traditional college training for tech jobs.

Gov Gina Raimondo
Gov Gina Raimondo