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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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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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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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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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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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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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The US Shipbuilding Industry Is Showing Highest Growth In A Generation

Matthew Paxton, the President of the Shipbuilders Council of America, recently sat down with MarineLink.com for an interview about the state of the shipbuilding industry, job growth within the industry, and other issues that impact the industry as a whole. During his interview, he said that the United States shipbuilding industry is exhibiting the most […]

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New England Institution of Technology Receives Its Second $2.5 Million TAACCCT Grant

Funding to be Used to Train Unemployed Rhode Islanders New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) announced it has been awarded its second $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the programs currently being offered to unemployed Rhode Island residents through the college’s […]

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Finding Shipbuilding Talent Is The Hardest Part Of The Job

According to The Virginian Pilot, the most difficult part of breaking into the shipbuilding industry isn’t finding a job – it’s being qualified for the job. Below, read an excerpt from the article, and then click here to read more! Carole Bowen is a 67-year-old great-grandmother — and a first-rate welder with nearly 40 years […]

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