Thank you so much to the panelists who represented a lot of different perspectives (students, school committee, K-12 educators, and university educators) at our Workforce Development town hall at the Westerly Education Center on August 3rd. Afterwards, some professionals from different industries contacted us to get involved in trainings, demos, or other efforts at local schools. If this is something you’re interested in, feel free to reach out to me!

Workforce development means preparing high school students or adults to train up or retool their skillsets for jobs that are in high demand. That is one of the focuses of the RI Office of Postsecondary Education, which runs the Westerly Education Center right here in our community.