The Steel Yard is dedicated to serving Rhode Islanders living at, or below, the federal poverty line. To meet the needs of this community, the organization has developed paid training programs that provide the skills needed to gain, and maintain, livable-wage employment in the metalworking industries. Job training programs are facilitated by highly-skilled artists and fabricators with industry experience, who teach participants to proficiently use the tools common to industrial arts practice.
Workforce Coordinator Role and Responsibilities: The Workforce Coordinator is an advocate for all aspects of professional development, job training and education in all of the Steel Yard’s activities. The Workforce Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, management and evaluation of the Steel Yard’s signature workforce training program: Weld-to-Work. Weld-to-Work exemplifies the Steel Yard’s commitment to equity and opportunity in today’s creative and industrial workforce. Participants are paid to undergo safety training, skills building, and collaborate on functional public art amenities that are permanently installed within communities across Rhode Island.
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