The RI Resource Hub coordinates state efforts, reduces rework and duplication, and better serves Rhode Islanders.  It was developed by a broad cross-agency team, including Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE); Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative at the Libraries (RIFLI); Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI); Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA); Department of Labor and Training (DLT); Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS); Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB); the RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner (RIOPC); and United Way RI (UWRI).

The RI Resource Hub expands the reach of the workforce, higher education, and adult education systems in Rhode Island because it:

  • Addresses needs of all adults in Rhode Island
  • Is easy to use and navigate
  • Embeds in any website and supports account integration
  • Gives state agencies and other service providers a platform to promote their services to the adults who need them
  • Supports customization of goals and placement questions
  • Anticipates and aligns with new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Resource database is created through APIs or through engaging subject matter experts (SMEs) across the state with Curator and Contributor roles
  • Provides agencies and partners with open access to Resource Database through JSON APIs.

The RI Resource Hub enables Rhode Island adults to access both place-based and online resources such as:

  • WayToGoRI from RIHEAA
  • AskRI from OLIS
  • EmployRI from DLT
  • NetworkRI One-Stops
  • Job Training classes from DHS
  • Adult Education classes from RIDE
  • Digital Literacy Training from BBRI

and carefully curated web resources such as Khan Academy, USALearns, CollegeNavigator, etc.