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Women In The Welding Workforce

The American manufacturing industry has been facing a problem recently – there are far more jobs available than qualified tradespeople to work them. Interestingly, the manufacturing sector is tackling this problem in a way that it hasn’t done since World War I – it’s focusing its recruiting tactics on women. CNBC.com spoke with a number of […]

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The Manufacturing Industry: Producing Rhode Island’s Future

  In the summer of 2012, the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service (RIMES) was awarded a grant from the Governor’s Workforce Board Rhode Island (GWBRI) to establish a Manufacturing Industry Partnership. This industry-driven group, representative of a diverse cross-section of employers in the manufacturing sector, was to be engaged in collaborative partnerships with the workforce […]

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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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US Manufacturing Output Rose for the Fourth Straight Month

United States manufacturing output rose for the fourth straight month in November 2013, suggesting that the United States economy is, in fact, gaining steam. With the added boost in the output of mining and utilities, the entire industrial output production for November was 1.1% – the largest increase since November 2012. While the US Manufacturers […]

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United States Manufacturing Industry Poised For Greatest Growth Ever Seen

Jay Lehr, Ph.D., a senior fellow and science director at The Heartland Institute, has recently projected that by 2015 the United States manufacturing industry could be “positioned to grow at a rate beyond what the U.S. has ever experienced.” Lehr’s projections come after examining 55 data points that, among other factor, examined the national trade […]

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The Wall Street Journal Is Advising Investors To Invest In American Manufacturing Companies

In what is perhaps the biggest move that shows the United States manufacturing industry is back on track, the Wall Street Journal is advising investors to use “Made in the U.S.A.” as an “investing theme” for 2014. According to the article posted this week, The U.S. economy is recovering slowly but steadily. While productivity and […]

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U.S. Manufacturing Jobs Continue To Rise In Longest Streak Since 1997

According to a report by Bloomberg, then number of factory jobs being created in the United States is headed for its fourth annual gain, the longest streak since 1997. Additionally, according to CNN the demand for factory workers is about to see a huge uptick when the current “baby boomer” generation gets ready to retire in […]

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Skills Gap Leaves United States Manufacturing Industry With 600,000+ Vacancies

One of the biggest hurdles that the United States manufacturing industry is facing is that there’s a huge shortage of skilled workers to fill vacancies across various verticals. In fact, according to the Manufacturing Institute’s 2011 year-end Skills Gap report, there were 600,000 vacant manufacturing jobs in the United States. One of the biggest causes of […]

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New England Institute of Technology Receives $2.5 Million Grant To Establish Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute

Through a $2.5 million grant provided by the US Department of Labor, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is now in its final stages of developing a Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to serve 400 unemployed individuals over the three year life of the grant. It will also afford New England Tech the opportunity to […]

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