Leveraging the Power of Microsoft 365

Building a Complete Virtual Economy - in Just 4 Weeks!

Envision helped Skills for Rhode Island’s Future conceive, architect, and deploy a complete virtual economy, powered by the Microsoft 365 platform, in just 4 weeks time. Our technology experts also played a role in coaching interns, and helping to iterate the technology as new needs arose.

Skills Village deployment inside of Microsoft Teams


A Summer of Innovation

The internship program ran for 7 weeks during the Summer of 2020. From July - August, the students worked at a rapid-fire pace to develop their solutions.

One of the Largest Paid Internships in Rhode Island's History

Nearly 500 students from across Rhode Island participated in the internship. These students were broken down into 20 student-run corporations, and each corporation was paired with a corporate sponsor.

Working with Local Organizations

13 corporate sponsors supported the internship program. Each student-run corporation was presented with a real business challenge that a corporate sponsor was facing as a result of COVID-19.