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Making It Happen In Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Foundation recently spoke with recent SAMI graduates to discuss their experience in the program, as well as their job prospects and outlook after they graduated. If you’re interested in a career in a skilled trade, specifically in the manufacturing or shipbuilding sectors, then SAMI (Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute) at New England Tech, may […]

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New England Tech Launches SAMI Program – The Rhode Show Feature!

The SAMI program officially launched earlier this week, and The Rhode Show was in attendance to see the sights and to speak with New England Institute of Technology president Dr. Richard I. Gouse. Check out their feature on the opening and their interview with Dr. Gouse below! Video via The Rhode Show.

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New England Institute of Technology Launches New Shipbuilding/Marine And Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI)

SAMI to Provide Rhode Island Employers with a Pipeline of Skilled Welders and Machinists WHAT:  Through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, New England Institute of Technology has established a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train jobseekers for careers […]

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Skilled Trade Jobs Are The Toughest To Fill

According to a recent survey by the human resources firm Manpower, positions in “Skilled Trades” – which includes manufacturing and construction – are the hardest to fill… for the fifth consecutive year! This information coincides with recent reports that the manufacturing industry is having trouble closing its skills gap, and that there are far more […]

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SAMI Headed To The Rhode Island Air Show

If you’re interested in learning more about the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology, stop by the Electric Boat tent this weekend, May 17 and 18, at the Rhode Island Air Show! Electric Boat will be hosting a tent during the Air Show so that prospective employees can […]

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Electric Boat Hiring To Meet Demand For Skilled Workers

Electric Boat, located at Quonset Point, will begin hiring in earnest this summer and fall to fill positions that have become available after winning a $17.6billion contract with the United States Navy. According to Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger, they would – ideally – hire workers with previous training and skills. If you’re interested […]

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SAMI Success Stories | When Your Childhood Playground Is a Shipyard

Julie Blount’s childhood memories are not typical. She grew up in the picturesque “oyster community” of Warren, Rhode Island, where the Blount family compound had been established by her great grandfather, who ran an oyster shop. Julie’s uncle founded Blount Seafood, and her father – a brilliant mechanical engineer – began Blount Marine back in 1949. Julie grew up […]

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General Dynamics Given A Shot At $12Billion Contract

General Dynamics – which operates Electric Boat at Quonset Point, Rhode Island – was recently awarded part of a $12billion contract from the United States Coast Guard. According to Business Week, General Dynamics was selected along with Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC and Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., both closely held. Each will receive design contracts valued […]

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Rhode Island Based Electric Boat Adding More Jobs

Electric Boat, based on Groton, CT – has announced that by the end of this decade they plan to have a significant expansion in employment opportunities in Rhode Island. Currently the company employs about 12,000 people – mostly in their Connecticut and Rhode Island facilities. The company is specifically planning to see an addition of […]

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Intake For The Next SAMI Cohort Is Beginning Now!

We’re pleased to announce that we’re ready to begin intake for the next cohort of participants at the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI)! If you’re an unemployed Rhode Island resident looking to take the next steps toward a rewarding, successful career, you should consider the SAMI program at New England Tech. The SAMI […]

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