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We love hearing from former students!

We love hearing from our former students – here’s a recent letter we received! Dear Sir, While you may not remember you were my first point of contact from the SAMI program. I found your name on-line and emailed you. You promptly responded, informed me to contact Amanda & said that I should have no […]

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SAMI: A pipeline to manufacturing jobs in R.I.

This Article originally appeared in the Providence Journal, you can read it in it’s original form here. A New England Institute of Technology program aligns workers who lost jobs with manufacturers that have them — including Electric Boat. A Drexel University study found that graduates of the program over a period of two years were […]

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Governor Raimondo Attends Manufacturing Ceremony at New England Tech

Governor Gina Raimondo Congratulates New England Institute of Technology for its Contribution in Training Workers Hired by Local Manufacturers Governor Gina Raimondo along with Scott Jensen, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, (pictured) joined the faculty, staff and students of New England Institute of Technology’s Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) […]

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What is modern manufacturing to you?

We asked students to create videos that showed today’s manufacturing climate in their perspective. The results were spectacular! Which do you like best? Mat Sunday and Cisco Marquez: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Chris Edmonds & Jaymes Aubin video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Ryan Campos & Louis Jardin video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player video platformvideo […]

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Happy to be at work at Porter machine

Kevin McKenna is happy to be back at work at Porter Machine in West Greenwich, RI. Kevin completed the SAMI Machine Program on April 29, 2016 and immediately started working for Porter Machine on 5/2/2016. SAMI Machine Training Coordinator, Todd Sposato, described Kevin as a pleasure to train – hardworking, conscientious and ready to work! […]

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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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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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