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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 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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Welding Program students show their work

Members of the 1st shift SAMI Welding  Program enjoy a break on a bench they recently built as a team with the guidance of Instructor, Matt Topper. (From left to right: Vincent DiCenzo, Daniel Cyr, Sean Dugdale, Evan Ross, Mike Prata, Stephanie Carew, Dan Prior, Sacnika Ung, Zachary Brown and Matt Topper)  

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Welders graduating class November 2015

Another SAMI Graduating Class!

Congratulations to the members of the SAMI 2nd shift Welding Program who will complete their training on December 4th, 2015, and were interviewed at Electric Boat on November 20th, 2015! Mike Banuchi (2nd from left) stated: “The SAMI Instructors really prepared us for the job interview and skills evaluation at Electric Boat.” When asked how […]

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The SAMI Program Documented by a student

Matthew Dwayne, who completed the SAMI Welding Training Program on October 21, 2015, documented his experience in this video. Matthew was a great student and will soon achieve his career goal…working as a Welder at Electric Boat!

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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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Manufacturers Are Having Difficulties Filling Positions In Skilled Trades

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was reprinted in SouthCoast Today. — MILWAUKEE — When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor’s degree in anthropology wouldn’t get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder. She graduated from the welding program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, in […]

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All In A Days Work: The Story of a SAMI Graduate

Wearing a 10-pound helmet and wielding a firey torch is in all in a day’s work now for a Cranston woman. Kierstyn Ebbeling has just completed an eight-week training welding training program that helps unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries. The Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at […]

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