Future Skills: Educating the Workforce of Tomorrow


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by Alison Foley
March 29, 2021
April 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Welcome to Venture Café Providence Thursday Gathering

Rethink how you envision the talent pipeline for your company and industry. Today’s students are digital natives, adept at technology, and being educated for jobs that do not exist. Learn how to train and educate tomorrow’s workforce today with the Skills for RI program and new technologies emerging with Winners Circle XR. We are all on #TeamRI so let’s set up the workforce of tomorrow for success together!

10:30 -11:15 AM | Even Entrepreneurs Retire: Retirement Savings Options for Solopreneurs and Small Businesses Owners

Even when you are pursuing your passion and running a business, it’s important to have a plan for when you stop working. Join Jennifer Sahady, fellow entrepreneur and retirement expert, to help you navigate your options for retirement savings. Bring your questions and your stories to share. Learn more here!

11:15-11:30 AM | Startup Story: Winners Circle XR

Join us for a Startup Story featuring Juan Rodriguez of Winners Circle XR. Startup stories showcase local innovators, startups and small businesses with their own session dedicated to sharing what they’ve learned with the Venture Café Community.

Winners Circle XR provides unique educational experiences in Virtual and Augmented Reality with pre-built solutions that are tailored to suit all students and educators.

11:30 – 12:00 PM | Cultivating Innovation: Informal Conversations with RI’s Economic Gardener

Join us for an informal conversation, led by Tuni Schartner, Executive Director of District Hall & Venture Café Providence and RI’s Economic Gardener. Every week Tuni leads a virtual conversation with thought leaders from around Rhode Island, touching on a number of topics important for innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses in Rhode Island.

Tuni Schartner, Executive Director Venture Cafe Providence


12:00 – 12:45 PM | TBD


Thanks To Our Partner

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

Hosted By Venture Café Providence

District Hall Providence is activated by Innovation Studio. We are a public home for innovators and entrepreneurs, bringing people together to collaborate through programs, spaces, and other resources. We offer a free public workspace where entrepreneurs can collaborate and work. In addition, we rent out event and meeting space.

Innovation Is For Everyone Fund

Our mission is to make Innovation a possibility for everyone by providing free, open, and inclusive programming. By investing in Innovation is for Everyone, you are investing in the future. Your support enables Innovation Studio to offer free mentoring, programs, training, resources, and space to entrepreneurs and innovation within our communities.

Support our mission by contributing to “Innovation is for Everyone” HERE

**Since Innovation Studio is a 501c3 non-profit organization, your gift is deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

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