Building Futures & Changing Lives in Rhode Island for 40 Years!

For the past 40 years, the Institute for Labor Studies and Research, has been delivering both credit and non credit academic courses as well as customized and industry certified training programs.

12 years ago, the Institute, in partnership with the skilled technical building trades apprenticeship training programs, integrated college degrees with these same apprenticeship training programs.

Our goal was to provide the opportunity for apprenticeship program graduates to complete an Associates Degree in Applied Science, Technical Studies while completing their state approved apprenticeship training program.

We are so proud to have partnered with the Rhode Island AFL-CIO Free College Benefit to continue and expand higher education opportunities for union members and their families!