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The Manufacturing Skills Gap Continues to Grow

According to a recent report by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), United States college and universities are not educating nearly enough students to fill the skills – and employment – gap to sustain the future of the manufacturing industry. In fact, they estimate that from 2009 – 2012, the height of the economic crisis […]

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Electric Boat Is Booming With Submarine Production

GROTON, Connecticut — A surge of work is rippling through the building yards of General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) the likes of which has not been seen since the end of the Cold War. At the manufacturing facility in Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and the assembly and design facilities in Groton and New London, Connecticut, […]

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The Rhode Show – May 11, 2015

On May 11, 2015 SAMI’s very own Program Director, Bob Palumbo, made an appearance on The Rhode Show to discuss the program and how it can benefit Rhode Islanders. Take a look! If you’re interested in a career in the shipbuilding or manufacturing industries then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode […]

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Fred Santaniello Named Director of Workforce Development Grants and Programs

Fred Santaniello of Lincoln, RI, has been appointed Director of Workforce Development Grants and Programs for the college. He has served as Senior Account Executive in NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry (CTI) since 2006 and as a Project Manager from 2004-2006.  Santaniello will be responsible for the identification, solicitation, development, negotiations and implementation of […]

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SAMI Graduate Creates Video

Rebecca Lee, a former participant in the SAMI program, recently created a video about her experience in the program, and we’re pleased to share it with you! As we mentioned, Rebecca is a former participant in the program – she actually graduated two days ago, on April 6, and was offer a full-time position at […]

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VIBCO and SAMI Team Up

Check out this excerpt from a post on the VIBCO website about their partnership with the SAMI program. Recently,  VIBCO’s CMO Linda Kleineberg, and Machine Operator Antone Cherry, spoke to the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island to share their experiences with the SAMI (Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advance Manufacturing Institute) program. Their primary message was that SAMI provides exceptional value for […]

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This Dog Had 3D Printed Legs

The feats that 3D printing can accomplish keep getting greater, and more interesting. Derby the dog was born with a leg deformity that – unfortunately – meant he couldn’t run. He was still mobile and active, but running simply wasn’t in the cards. The closest he could get was to be strapped into a wheelchair-like […]

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World’s First 3D Printed Apartment Building

Yes, you read that title correctly. An entire apartment building has been constructed using 3D printing. Why the qualifier of “apartment building?” Well – because there have been a few other buildings constructed using 3D printing already. Chinese company WinSun has announced that they’ve constructed an entire apartment building using a 3D printer that stands […]

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Top 15 Manufacturing Countries

The United States is maintaining it’s hold as the top manufacturing country in the world, but there are huge strides being made across the globe as other countries move to catch up. Here’s a look at the Top 15 manufacturing countries.   If you’re interested in a career in the manufacturing industry, and helping to […]

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Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Hitting US Companies Hard

For companies across the country, the skills gap is hitting employers – especially manufacturers – hard. This week, Plastics News took an in-depth look at the issues caused by the skills gap in the town of Sarepta, Louisiana. While the geographical location might not be anywhere near Rhode Island, the town’s description is quite similar […]

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