Skills for Rhode Island’s Future (SkillsRI) is a nonprofit organization that breaks down barriers to economic opportunity by connecting unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders to jobs with socially responsible, civic-minded employers.
A statewide, demand-driven workforce intermediary, SkillsRI works to close the workforce skills gap in RI, drive business growth, and move unemployed/underemployed Rhode Islanders into open positions. SkillsRI is a key driver of economic empowerment, contributing to the state’s economic vitality through the provision of workforce services that meet the demands of local employers, fostering talent development while helping Rhode Islanders achieve upward mobility. This is accomplished through our vision of “transforming lives through meaningful employment and economic mobility.”
Create demand-driven solutions for employers to get the unemployed and underemployed back to work.
Transforming lives through meaningful employment and economic mobility.
We value teamwork, building relationships and breaking down silos. We seek out community partners, and believe that by passionately working together, we will challenge each other to achieve the highest level of professional excellence.
We are inspired by making an impact and driven by results. We challenge ourselves to the highest level of learning and increase our performance through a focus on continuous improvement.
We are nimble and adjust to the needs of our candidates and clients. We boldly push boundaries, overcome obstacles, and find creative solutions to putting Rhode Islanders back to work.
We are committed to honesty, accountability and transparency with all our stakeholders.
We treat all people with dignity and respect and meet each individual, employer and community partner where they are. We build trust with our partners and stakeholders through an approach immersed with mutual esteem, empathy, communication, and good stewardship.