The Defense Industry Partnership (“the Partnership”) came together for the first time in 2011. This partnership  develops and fosters growth in one of Rhode Island’s most robust  industry. This partnership was established in recognition of the importance of the Defense Industry to the State of Rhode Island’s economy and in an effort to align state resources to help enhance, develop, sustain and grow the workforce in this industry sector.

The Defense Industry Partnership, receives grant funding from the Real Jobs RI program managed by the RI Department of Labor and Training.  Real Jobs RI is industry focused and designed to develop training programs to meet the critical job needs of industry.