PrepareRI for Businesses
The Prepare Rhode Island action plan is demand-driven and employer-led. Employers know first-hand what skills and experience their workforce needs and how best to grow and nurture the talent pipeline of the future. PrepareRI works in close collaboration with employers and industry representatives in the Governor's Workforce Board (GWB), the GWB's Career Pathways Advisory Committee, and Real Jobs Rhode Island industry partnerships.
We are preparing youth in three key ways:
We provide programming to introduce youth to growing industries in Rhode Island, and get them excited about possible careers. Learn more about career exploration.
We coordinate work-based learning opportunities -- such as internships and apprenticeships -- for youth to learn and apply academic, technical, and professional skills and experience the real world of work. Learn more about work-based learning.
If you are a member of a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership and want to get involved in working with youth and growing the talent pipeline, please contact your Grant Advisor to learn more.
If you are an employer or industry representative outside of a Real Jobs Rhode Island partnership and want to get involved in working with youth and growing the talent pipeline, please contact Pauline Abetti, Director of Career Pathways at the GWB.