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Combating The Manufacturing Skills Gap

ToolingU, a division of SME, recently released the results of a survey titled Using Competency Models to Drive Competitiveness and Combat the Manufacturing Skills Gap. Once compiled, the survey results gave way to a plethora of useful information on how to possibly breath new life into the manufacturing industry. These results included statistics on what […]

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SAMI Helps To Create Economic Security In Rhode Island

As the Rhode Island economy continues to lag behind the rest of the nation, the Rhode Island Foundation – and the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) – are trying to change that. According to the Rhode Island Foundation’s website,  one of their primary initiatives is to […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Expecting 18 Month Growth Over Other Industries

The United States Manufacturing industry is expected to outpace the overall growth of the U.S. economy during the next year a half, according to the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). It is being predicted that the major precursor to this growth will be investments into some sectors, rather than consumer-driven growth. According to their […]

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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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The Skills Gap Is Threatening To Slow US Competitivness

According to US News and World Report, the growing skills gap in the United States could be a bigger detriment than originally thought. As the current manufacturing work force begins to hit retirement age, it seems that many prospective employees do not have the necessary skills – including basic math and computer skills – to […]

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American Manufacturing Is Making A Comeback

Last year filmmakers Nathan thomas McGil and Vincent Vittorio produced a documentary called American Made Movie, which examined the past, present, and future of the American manufacturing industry. The film has gotten a very positive reception from critics, as well as those directly involved with the manufacturing industry, and has helped to open the eyes […]

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Reshoring – The New Wave Of Manufacturing

You may have heard the term “reshoring” bandied about in recent months – especially the last six months or so – and wondered what, exactly, it’s referring to or what is being reshored. The Reshoring Initiative is actually an industry-wide movement to undo the ramifications of the “out sourcing” or “off shoring” movements of decades […]

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Rhode Island Had First Manufacturing Increase In Over 10 Years

It was announced today that Rhode Island added 1,045 manufacturing jobs between December 2012 and December 2013. This increase in manufacturing jobs is the first time Rhode Island has seen job growth in the industry in 13 years. Manufacturers’ News reported that Rhode Island is now home to 1,765 manufacturers employing 59,092 workers. Providence Business News […]

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SAMI Is Enrolling For Our Next Session!

We’re pleased to announce that we’re ready to begin intake for the next session 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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