JARC RI NEWS
JARC Rhode Island: Grand Opening!
On May 19, Polaris MEP and the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) welcome supporters from across Rhode Island to officially mark the grand opening of Jane Addams Resource Corporation Rhode Island. JARC RI is a new manufacturing-focused job training hub located on Sims Avenue in Providence.
ABOUT JARC RI
Modeled off JARC’s proven workforce development efforts in Chicago and Baltimore, the core mission of JARC RI is to advance the needs of the manufacturing sector. JARC RI will create well-paying, high-growth job opportunities for traditionally underserved, low-income Rhode Islanders and fill in gaps of RI’s workforce ecosystem.
Services offered at JARC RI will include free job training programs in manufacturing, welding, and CNC machining, as well as support services such as job placement assistance, financial coaching, and English language classes.
- The grand opening of JARC RI earned preview coverage in the form of the Bill Bartholomew Podcast, and a mention in the Boston Globe’s daily “Rhode Map” newsletter.
- On Social media, Senator Reed; Mayor Smiley; Sec. Tanner; WPRO-AM; and Lisa Ranglin all mentioned wonderful things about JARC RI and our grand opening.
- The Valley Breeze published in their 5 editions the grand opening of JARC RI.
- Motif promoted the grand opening on social media and in print.
WPRO-AM, Providence Business News, Providence Business First, and WLNE-TV (ABC) ran stories online in the afternoon and evening of May 19th. WLNE ran on-air coverage during its 6 p.m. newscast.