More Information About The SAMI Program


The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) received a grant from the United States Department of Labor to build the infrastructure and develop curriculum for the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute.  Since October 2013, NEIT has also received a second United States Department of Labor grant, and has been supported by grants from the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training and the Rhode Island Foundation.

SAMI was designed and the curriculum was developed in collaboration with employer partners in the manufacturing industry. SAMI’s goal is to train and deliver to Rhode Island employers, skilled entry level individuals who are reliable and productive workers.

SAMI Program Highlights 

  • 217 individuals have completed either the SAMI Welding or Machine Program since the first cohort in July, 2013
  • 201 individuals have connected to employment
  • SAMI started with 5 employer partners in September, 2013
  • Today, 64 different employers have hired SAMI program completers
  • 81 SAMI program completers have been hired by Electric Boat
  • 21 employers have hired more than one SAMI program completer
  • Regular communication with employers, pre and post-employment, has lead to quality jobs, continuous program improvement, and employer satisfaction
  • Average wage: $17.10/hour
  • SAMI is no cost to training participantsRhode Island ResidentAt least 18 years of age

Am I Eligible?

  1. Are you a Rhode Island resident?
  2. Are you unemployed?
  3. Are you over 18 years of age?

If you answered yes to all three of the above questions you are eligible to participate in the SAMI Program. For more information and to apply, please visit: Do I Qualify?