Rhode Island Defense Industry Skill Gap Study – 2012
The deep technical and domain knowledge of the defense workforce in Rhode Island is a competitive advantage that the Defense Industry Partnership intends to enhance through identifying and addressing critical skill gaps. In addition to investing in professional development for their own workforce, a significant number of employers in Rhode Island’s Defense Sector are supporting the workforce development pipeline at the college, high-school, and sometimes middle school level.
Career Pathways are a workforce development strategy that supports workforce development and provides a framework that is critical to workforce and economic development. Career Pathways typically:
- Promote connections between education and workforce/economic development
- Provide a seamless transition from high school to college
- Focus on high skill, high demand, and high wage careers
- Increase emphasis on attainment of a technical skill proficiency, degree/credential.
For additional information on RI Defense career pathways, click here.
There were earlier efforts by the Defense Industry Partnership to develop four career pathways:
Defense Business Administration.