SAMI Graduates on the job at Groov-Pin

   SAMI graduates, Adalis Reinosa-Perez and Soprath Ket, “on-the-job” at Groov-Pin Corp. in Smithfield, RI Both Adalis and Soprath completed the SAMI Machine Training Program in March, 2016 and stared working at Groove-Pin in April, 2016.  Cynthia Toti, SAMI Case Manager, found both Adalis and Soprath happy and hard at work on a recent employer visit.   Susan […]

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SAMI Welders Start the Day With Teamwork, Collaboration and Communication

SAMI 2nd shift welding participants start the day with an activity to foster teamwork, collaboration and communication.  This activity was facilitated by Instructor, Patrick Moise, to encourage positive work behaviors and to convey the importance of these skills in today’s workforce.  Work readiness is an important component of the SAMI training program and supports the sills […]

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Welding Lab hosts Alumni Welding Contest

SAMI Welding Program Completers return to the SAMI Welding lab for an “Alumni Welding Contest”.  Pictured left to right are Vincent DiCenzo, Jessica Ryan, Stephen Greene and Jose Hernandez.  Vincent DiCenzo, now working at a family business, was declared the winner!  Jessica Ryan hopes to work at Electric Boat, Stephen Greene is heading to work […]

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SAMI Shipbuilding Program graduates 11 more

  Since its inception in July of 2013, the SAMI program at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) has seen nearly all of their graduates connect with employers. ———————– This story appeared in the Warwick Beacon, you can read it in it’s original form here. ———————– The Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) has two programs, […]

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Are you a welder girl?

We found this great shot on the “I love welding” Facebook page! So tell us – are YOU a welder girl?

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Rashad Wilson & Family

The Whole Family Shares in the Pride of Completing SAMI Program

The family of Rashad Wilson (pictured to the left) share their pride in his accomplishments upon completing the SAMI Machine Program.   Instructor, Todd Sposato, noted during the graduation ceremony that Rashad was a special young man who worked hard and never missed a day of training.  In addition to his certificate of completion and 4 […]

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SAMI Machine Graduation

SAMI participants celebrate program completion

SAMI participants celebrate program completion with the SAMI team!  Four more SAMI participants complete the program and move on to jobs in Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry! Congratulations to all!   (Back row: SAMI Machine Training Coordinator Todd Sposato, Rashad Wilson-hired at Artic Tool, Gregory Payne-hired at VIBCO, Inc., Jonathan Herchuk, and SAMI Case Manager Cynia […]

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Todays lesson: Threading on a manual lathe

Today’s lesson: SAMI Machine participants learn the skill of threading on a manual lathe from Instructor Todd Sposato.  Since 2014, the Machine Program has trained over 100 unemployed Rhode Islanders to become skilled entry level Machinists and connected them to employment in the manufacturing industry.   (L to R: James Casanega-Wert, Alex Castaldi, Doug Graves, […]

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Math Remediation

Overcoming Math Anxiety With a Great Instructor

Math Remediation Instructor, Lisa Flaherty, works with SAMI Machine training participants to help them brush up on their math skills as they learn new technical skills to enter the workforce.  Lisa has earned an excellent reputation working with adult learners  who are tackling math for the first time in many years as part of their […]

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Solidworks at SAMI

SolidWorks Class at SAMI

Instructor Cindra Drowne-Walsh and SAMI Machine training participants share ideas during their SolidWorks class on January 22nd.  SolidWorks is an important part of the SAMI Machine Program curriculum.  SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering software program used to create models and assemblies.  Many of the participants pictured are close to […]

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