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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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Finding the Right Employees: Why VIBCO Supports the SAMI Program

Finding great manufacturing employees is hard work. Finding great manufacturing employees who fit, and who are ready, willing and able to be part of a high-functioning lean culture is even harder. Thank goodness for our excellent partnership with the New England Institute of Technology’s SAMI program Last Friday morning, VIBCO’s CMO Linda Kleineberg, and Machine Operator Antone Cherry,spoke to the Governor’s […]

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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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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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See what our students have to say about the SAMI program

See what our students have to say about the SAMI program

“To go into the program and get trained and almost instantly get an offer from one of the best employers in the state – is amazing to me.” -SAMI Student Steven G.

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The Manufacturing Skills Gap Continues to Grow

According to a recent report by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), United States college and universities are not educating nearly enough students to fill the skills – and employment – gap to sustain the future of the manufacturing industry. In fact, they estimate that from 2009 – 2012, the height of the economic crisis […]

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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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VIBCO and SAMI Team Up

Check out this excerpt from a post on the VIBCO website about their partnership with the SAMI program. Recently,  VIBCO’s CMO Linda Kleineberg, and Machine Operator Antone Cherry, spoke to the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island to share their experiences with the SAMI (Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advance Manufacturing Institute) program. Their primary message was that SAMI provides exceptional value for […]

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Manufacturing Skills Gap Is Hitting US Companies Hard

For companies across the country, the skills gap is hitting employers – especially manufacturers – hard. This week, Plastics News took an in-depth look at the issues caused by the skills gap in the town of Sarepta, Louisiana. While the geographical location might not be anywhere near Rhode Island, the town’s description is quite similar […]

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