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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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Did you resolve to improve your life in 2016?

MAKE 2016 DIFFERENT FOR YOU AND YOUR FUTURE CAREER  RESOLVE TO TAKE THE STEPS TO CHANGE WHAT YOU DO TO EARN A LIVING TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THE SAMI PROGRAM HAS DONE FOR PEOPLE WHO TOOK THAT STEP TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES SINCE 2013 Over 220 individuals have completed either the SAMI Welding or Machine […]

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SAMI Machine Program graduates 8

SAMI Machine Program graduates 8 participants on 12/18/2015 and 5 of these graduates leave the program to start new jobs in time for the New Year!  Employers hiring SAMI program completers include: Davis Standard, Grip Nail, Walco Electric, and Greystone. (From left to right: Instructor, Wayne Farmer, graduate Raymond Tillinghast, SAMI Case Manager, Cynthia Toti, […]

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Finding the Right Employees: Why VIBCO Supports the SAMI Program

Finding great manufacturing employees is hard work. Finding great manufacturing employees who fit, and who are ready, willing and able to be part of a high-functioning lean culture is even harder. Thank goodness for our excellent partnership with the New England Institute of Technology’s SAMI program Last Friday morning, VIBCO’s CMO Linda Kleineberg, and Machine Operator Antone Cherry,spoke to the Governor’s […]

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Congressman Jim Langevin Talks about the SAMI program

Congressman Jim Langevin visited the SAMI program and wrote about it on his blog.  Here are his thoughts: Here in the Ocean State, we have a long and proud shipbuilding tradition. Funded by a $2.5 million Department of Labor grant, New England Institute of Technology is continuing our maritime legacy with the Shipbuilding/Advanced Manufacturing Institute […]

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