Dedicated to the
Education & Training
of Rhode Island Workers

Welcome to the ILSR

Since 1980  the ILSR has offered education and training programs that have improved the lives of over 130,000 people.  Whether individuals enrolled in a non-credit personal enrichment courses, ESL/GED programs at the worksite, or industry certification preparation programs, or college courses leadinng to a degree,  the ILSR has been instrumental in changing the lives of Rhode Island workers.

Our courses and programs can be delivered on-site at a time and location convenient for you or accessed on-line at your leasure.

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Mission Statement

The Institute for Labor Studies & Research (ILSR) is a private, non-profit educational institution that provides education and training to enable working Rhode Islanders and the labor movement to have a stronger voice in the workplace, to participate more effectively in Rhode Island’s changing job market and to create a more just and equitable society.

Empowerment Through Education

For the foreseeable future the workplace is becoming more and more competitive. New technology and new careers opportunities are developing in just about every industry. It is important to improve your value in the workplace by adding new skills and knowledge that will assure that you will be able to enjoy job security and live the lifestyle you deserve.

Get Empowered Today!

Take advantage of low cost online courses, certificate and degree programs.

The Institute recognizes that to accomplish your career goals it is critical that you have access to educational courses, and the ability to earn certificates, college degrees and in general keep on top of your game to compete in a global workplace.

Check out our educational partnerships and make a decision to improve your skills today!

Don't Waste Time.....Get Empowered Through Education....Get Started Today!

Through our partnerships with Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) and  the National Labor College (NLC), we offer a convenient, inexpensive student success center where you can find everything you need to improve your value in the workplace, learn something new or acquire a new skill to fit your workplace. 

Confused about what career path you should take?

Don't waste time wondering about the future.  Instead take about an hour and invest in a career assessment that will identify your core workplace competencies and what careers you are best suited for to build your talent value. Learn More

Become a More Effective Leader!

Participate in our leadership education and training programs.

Whether as a leader in your union or company,  the ILSR can help you develop your skills as a leader. 

For example we offer courses such as:

  • Advanced Steward Training
  • Basic Steward Training
  • Negotiations
  • Lobbying and Political Action
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership Styles

Contact the Institute today to get more information or to enroll in a class.

Phone: 401.463.9900 or email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies or programs.