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New, Innovative Early Childhood Educator Registered Apprenticeship for Family Child Care Providers

2021-12-27T19:01:34-05:00April 12th, 2021|

April 12, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact: Kursten Holabird, kursten.holabird@seiuesf.org The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Education and Support Fund, SEIU 1199New England, the Rhode Island Department of Health and Human Services (DHS), and Building Futures launched a new, innovative early childhood educator registered apprenticeship program. The

2020 Rhode Island Apprenticeship Week: Employer Stories

2021-12-27T19:13:41-05:00November 12th, 2020|

Rhode Island Employers are helping Rhode Island Get Back to Work through Registered Apprenticeship   Barbara Jackson, Executive Director, We Make RI "Many people need training to help them gain a foothold in our manufacturing industry.  Although much of the training we do is necessary to land

For Contractors

2022-03-24T12:39:23-04:00October 6th, 2020|

Contractors Do you need a qualified entry level apprentice? Building Futures can help Call or Text: (401)256-4582 Email: ContractorSupport@bfri.org Download a flyer about the incentive program We operate a comprehensive Pre-Apprenticeship Program that prepares high-quality apprentices for all trade

Our Strategy to Address the Opioids Crisis

2021-12-27T20:46:43-05:00October 5th, 2020|

1.Training for Industry Workers: When statewide data showed that opioids related overdose deaths were particularly prevalent in Rhode Island’s construction industry, Building Futures partnered with the RI Building and Construction Trades Council and the RI Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. The outcome? A hands-on training that gives leaders and industry workers

Apprentice Spotlight: Veteran & Reservist Veasna Ngeth

2021-12-27T19:52:54-05:00October 5th, 2020|

Building Futures is proud to congratulate our first construction pre-apprenticeship graduates since the onset of COVID-19. A class was scheduled to begin just weeks after Rhode Island’s first stay at home order in March. Despite the setback, the prospective trainees persevered and began training in July 2020 in smaller cohorts

New Registered Apprenticeships Address the Opioids Crisis

2021-12-27T19:14:49-05:00October 5th, 2020|

Apprentices at Parent Support Network of Rhode Island training on Zoom. New Registered Apprenticeships Are Preparing Rhode Islanders to Provide Services to Address the Opioids Crisis Rhode Island was hit hard by the national opioids crisis. The need for trained high-quality community based health workers rapidly outpaced the existing workforce.  Building Futures