Develop Your Workforce.

The University of Rhode Island can help you access customized workforce and skills development training to help achieve your business objectives. Whether you are seeking opportunities for your staff to brush up on a few skills or looking for a specialized training program for a specific industry, we’d like to help.

URI offers a number of certificate programs providing in-depth education in a variety of subjects applicable to a variety of industries.  If you don’t see what you need here, you may contact one of our relationship managers to help you find what you need.

Continuing Education/ Certification Programs/Professional Development:

URI Online

The University of Rhode Island now offers online options to earn an advanced degree, further develop your career, or differentiate yourself in the job market with a certificate. URI offers fully online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to meet the global challenges of today’s workforce and the needs of tomorrow’s professionals. Programs include healthcare management, nursing, communications, cybersecurity, cannabis studies, supply chain management, and more.

Additional Resources:

Polaris MEP is the Manufacturing Industry Partner for the Governor’s Workforce Board RI (GWBRI) and provides competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow RI’s manufacturing industry.  Polaris MEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and a business unit of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation.  Polaris provides one-on-one consulting, public workshops and in-house training in strategic growth, supply chain, lean solutions, workforce development, and more.

Innovate@URI helps entrepreneurs and start-ups to access the vast resources of the University to help grow their ideas and their business.

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Please send an email to or call 401.874.7084 to connect with one of our relationship managers.