Educating for a Stronger Workforce

Essential Question:
What are the challenges to improving Rhode Islanders' educational attainment?

This story investigates the details of educational building blocks and their relationship to completion of diplomas, degrees, and certificates.

High educational attainment attracts dollars and jobs

The quality of a state's workforce is a critical consideration when businesses explore where to expand, invest resources, or site a new endeavor. Simply put: highly-educated workforces attract dollars and jobs. Therefore, efforts to improve Rhode Island's economy must involve increasing RI’s education levels overall.

This story informs those efforts, by mapping the continuum of educational skill levels to provide a clearer picture of the challenges facing RI's current and emerging workforce.

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