Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in Rhode Island


Trade Schools in Rhode Island

As Rhode Island's economy evolves, employers increasingly rely on trade schools to supply a workforce with the skills required to meet modern needs. According to a state employment survey, manufacturing and construction jobs in Rhode Island have declined over the past few years. Meanwhile, demand has surged for professionals with training in health care, education and customer service. Computer skills remain high on the wish lists of employers in nearly every industry across New England, as well. Trade schools in Rhode Island offer students the ability to supplement their existing careers with new job skills. Likewise, students entering the job market for the first time can use targeted training programs to launch meaningful, rewarding careers.

Trade schools in Rhode Island support economic development

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the mean hourly wage for the 458,760 Rhode Island workers in 2009 topped $20 per hour, and the annual mean wage was $44,320.

Though most of Rhode Island's major businesses call Providence home, the small state's proximity to so many other major population centers makes it a great location to live, work and train for a new career. Even though it costs a little more than the national average to live well in Rhode Island, the state's overall cost of living is still lower than for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. With Providence's growing cultural scene and the nearby tourist destinations of Warwick and the Rhode Island coast, the state offers residents plenty of recreation options. As the once-dominant fishing and manufacturing industries give way to new employers, trade schools in Rhode Island help new residents and long-time locals find new career paths.

See also: Universities and Colleges in Rhode Island

Directory of Rhode Island Colleges & Universities

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            Other Career Colleges & Vocational Schools in Rhode Island

            Arthur Angelo School of Cosmetology and Hair Design
            Providence, Rhode Island www.arthurangelo.com
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            Newport, Rhode Island www.iyrs.org
            Motoring Technical Training Institute
            East Providence, Rhode Island www.mtti.edu
            New England Tractor Trailer Training School
            Pawtucket, Rhode Island www.nettts.com
            Paul Mitchell the School
            Cranston, Rhode Island www.paulmitchelltheschool.com
            Sawyer School
            Pawtucket, Rhode Island www.sawyerschool.org
            St Joseph School of Nursing
            Providence, Rhode Island www.saintjosephri.com