When Director of Programs Jen Huber sees a class of students in RIMTA’s Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program learn, change their lives, and move onto successful careers in the industry, she could not be more proud. Opening opportunity to young people and exposing them to work and career tracks is what she likes most about her job at RIMTA as the staff member who oversees the organization’s workforce-development programs.
Prior to working for RIMTA, Jen was project manager for Workforce Partnership of Greater RI where she managed workforce development and industry grants. Through this job, she became well-versed in state-funded training and hiring grants and was also able to connect with industries and have a better understanding of their employment and training needs and trends. Jen is a valuable resource for members; if you have workforce challenges or questions about RIMTA programs, she wants to hear from you and help you find the solutions that fit your needs.