RI Reconnect Background
Rhode Island’s job market is changing quickly. Very soon, most jobs in the Ocean State will require a degree or credential but only about 46% of people in Rhode Island have one today.
In 2019, Governor Gina Raimondo set the goal for 70% of working-age Rhode Islanders to have a degree or credential of value by 2025 in order to meet the needs of the changing job market. We know we have work to do.
Current enrollment and program completion rates suggest that we’ll need an additional 90,000 Rhode Islanders completing programs to meet that goal. Many of them will be adults over age 25 who may need additional support along the way. We’re here to help reconnect adults to educational and job training opportunities in Rhode Island that will put them on their own unique journey to success.