I am a senior Biology major and Art minor at Providence College. I applied to PrepareRI and was given the opportunity to work for Amgen Rhode Island, a biotech company with a mission to serve patients. I had stressed to PrepareRI during the interview process that I truthfully did not know where I see myself in the next few years. They placed me where they saw me best fit. And now, I have been given the opportunity to go back to Amgen as soon as I graduate to work as a leader in their 2-year rotational program. PrepareRI gave me the amazing opportunity to work for Amgen and find my true passion in the biotech field. I would not have been given this awesome opportunity without the help of PrepareRI’s Internship Program. I will forever be thankful.
Michael M. – Ready.Set.Work! Stories
Michael Meier is a 19-year Civil Service Veteran, having spent 11-years in the U.S. Air Force and 8-years in Federal Law Enforcement. Michael is highly organized, career focused and a goal-oriented professional with talent for adaptability, strategic planning, and problem solving. Michael joined the August Ready.Set.Work! Veteran’s cohort to fine-tune his resume, gain expert interview advice, network with local Rhode Island Veteran’s, and establish a foothold into the changing workforce.
When asked about Ready.Set.Work! , Michael said, “Ready.Set.Work! helped me reset my focus and dial in on the direction that I see my career going. This training brought inspirational tools and methods that will benefit my career goals and ambitions.” Michael recently was accepted into the September cohort of the Process Technician training, and looks forward to rebranding himself to a new career pathway.
There’s No Substitute for High-Quality Education
It has been no secret to anyone – especially students, parents, teachers and school administrators – that this has been a difficult year in public education. Whether virtual, hybrid or in-person, everyone has been working tirelessly to ensure schools continue to operate at the highest level possible.
At SkillsRI, we try to remain agile and creative in providing customized workforce solutions as a demand-driven workforce intermediary, and in the last six months we have proudly supported Providence Public Schools in placing 129 substitute teachers to help keep school operations running.
Financial Stability for a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce
Fidelity Investments, a multinational provider of financial services with corporate headquarters in nearby Boston and a major presence in Smithfield, RI, recently teamed up with SkillsRI on an accelerated hiring initiative with a focus on diversity and inclusion recruitment goals. The SkillsRI recruitment team engaged candidates for remote roles ranging from Technology Service Specialists, Client and Customer Service Representatives and Call Center Representatives.
In just over one month, SkillsRI helped 45 individuals secure employment with Fidelity in Smithfield, RI. Of the data available to us, 65% of the hired candidates were female and 53% of hired candidates were individuals of color. This type of success paves the way for a fruitful partnership moving forward.