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Empire Beauty Schools

Empire Beauty Schools offers hands-on experience in cosmetology, skincare, and cosmetology education at all of their locations.
  • 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903
  • Cosmetology and Barbering

Lincoln Tech

Now with over 20 locations across the United States, Lincoln Tech opened its first New Jersey campus in 1946. Specializing in hands-on technical career training, degree programs include automotive, health sciences, culinary arts, cosmetology, and other skilled trades. Educators work hard to give learners the practical skills needed to succeed in new vocations.
  • Lincoln Mall, 622 George Washington Hwy. Lincoln, RI 02865
  • Automotive, Computer and Information Technology, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Machine Operation, Trucking and Transportation

New England Institute of Technology

New England Institution of Technology is a private, non-profit university located in Rhode Island. The school offers associates, bachelors, and masters degrees for more than 50 programs both on-campus and online.
  • 1 New England Tech Boulevard East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Automotive, Business, Computer and Information Technology, Construction, Criminal Justice and Law, Graphics, Design, and Arts, Healthcare and Nursing, HVAC and Building Services, Veterinary Services, Welding, Wellness

New England Tractor Trailer Training School

Students can undergo CDL or HVAC training at one of the four New England Tractor Trailer Training School campuses. The New England Tractor Trailer Training School, commonly known as NETTS specializes in commercial truck driving and transportation-related training programs including Class A and Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) training. These programs cover essential skills such as vehicle operation, safety procedures, and regulations. A significant aspect of NETTS' approach to education is hands-on training from experienced instructors. Students often have the opportunity to practice their driving skills with modern trucks and equipment, preparing them for real-world situations on the road. NETTS often offers job placement assistance to graduates. The school is accredited ACCSC.
  • 600 Moshassuck Valley Ind. Hwy. Pawtucket, RI 02860
  • Trucking and Transportation

Paul Mitchell Schools

There are more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools nationwide that prepare future professionals for careers in the beauty industry. Students can learn in-demand skills to become cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians and nail designers.
  • 30 Chapel View Boulevard #100 Cranston, RI 02920
  • Cosmetology and Barbering


Career Outlook in Rhode Island

Rhode Island trade schools have training programs in many fields, offering both online and in-person classes, flexible schedules, and hands-on learning experiences. This New England state expects to add thousands of jobs over the next several years, and with the average household earning over $67,000 a year, Rhode Island is a promising place to make a living.

In Rhode Island, restaurant management careers could see a 33% rise in demand across the foodservice industry. In addition, experts predict a 33.9% increase in openings for broadcast technicians and a 49.4% surge in jobs for audio and visual techs.

Industry Growth in Rhode Island

The healthcare industry in Rhode Island is likely to see the largest number of jobs added to a single sector, with over 4,000 openings in different occupations. Prospective employees might find jobs in medical laboratories or entry-level work as home health aides. Other careers in the growing healthcare industry include nursing and residential care.