Rhode Island has been participating in NSC's State Workforce and Education Alignment Project since May 2015. The state is using SWEAP to implement new data tools for state policy. Rhode Island, California, Mississippi, and Ohio will receive technical assistance and $180,000 for tool implementation.
SWEAP and Rhode Island are working together to utilize system-wide information to better align workforce education and training programs with each other, with employer skill needs, and with the learning and support needs of individual workers. The data tools will help elected state officials create policies that close skill gaps and create more equitable, efficient, and aligned state workforce development and education systems.
- Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
- Governor’s Workforce Board
- Office of the Commissioner for Postsecondary Education
Policy Goals and Objectives
- Improve the state’s ability to collect and use data
- Advance better data-driven decision making, including identifying and evaluating career pathways for gaps and relevance
- Inform the Governor’s Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative and the development of the State Plan for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
- SWEAP Press Release - Four States Receive Resources to Better Align Education and Training Programs; Improve Employment Outcomes
- Campus Technology - Four States To Gain Data-Driven Workforce-Education Alignment Help
- Providence Business News - R.I. Receiving Funding to Close Skills Gap