Gov. Raimondo announces $5M for job training

By The Associated Press

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Twenty-six teams of companies, institutions and organizations will share $5 million in federal and state funding to train workers in Rhode Island.

Gov. Gina Raimondo and the state’s congressional delegation on Monday announced the recipients of the “implementation grants” from the Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce training program.        

The grants are part of an initiative to train employees for jobs employers want to fill. The first round of funding awarded $479,000 in August to 21 recipients in industries including design, construction and biotechnology.   

The current round of grants will go to employers in industries including marine trades, aquaculture and hospitality. They aim to help companies and other entities, such as the Rhode Island Builders Association, implement training programs.      

Raimondo says these are concrete steps to get people into jobs that are currently open.

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