by | Dec 24, 2022

Polaris MEP workforce training among those RI Projects approved for funding through the 2023 federal spending bill78 Rhode Island projects, including a Polaris MEP work-based training initiative, will receive funding through the 2023 federal spending bill. The Providence Business News reported on the more than $87.2 million approved for RI projects that will improve infrastructure and spur economic development.

“Polaris MEP is expected to get $300,000 to launch a new work-based manufacturing training program, Whitehouse said. And the Rhode Island AFL-CIO will get $200,000 to develop a new climate jobs workforce training initiative. The AFL-CIO’s Just Transition Project, Whitehouse said, will focus on career services for union members in occupations vulnerable to the transition to a net-zero emission economy and those underrepresented in the workforce, including women, people of color, indigenous people, veterans, formerly incarcerated people and people living with disabilities.”

Click here to read the full article, published December 23, 2022 in Providence Business News.