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Todays lesson: Threading on a manual lathe

Today’s lesson: SAMI Machine participants learn the skill of threading on a manual lathe from Instructor Todd Sposato.  Since 2014, the Machine Program has trained over 100 unemployed Rhode Islanders to become skilled entry level Machinists and connected them to employment in the manufacturing industry.   (L to R: James Casanega-Wert, Alex Castaldi, Doug Graves, […]

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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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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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Manufacturers Are Having Difficulties Filling Positions In Skilled Trades

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and was reprinted in SouthCoast Today. — MILWAUKEE — When Aleasha Hladilek realized her bachelor’s degree in anthropology wouldn’t get her a job, she returned to school to become an auto mechanic and a welder. She graduated from the welding program at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, in […]

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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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U.S. Manufacturing Industry Continues To Rebound

According to the Institute for Supply Management, the United States Manufacturing industry has continued to demonstrate growth for the fourth consecutive month. Although it didn’t grow quite as much as had been predicted at the end of last quarter, the growth is still a clear indicator that the industry is making a come back. In […]

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Japanese Manufacturers Are Looking To Move Operations To U.S.

Manufacturers in Japan are looking to move some of their operations offshore… to the United States. In a reversal of the offshoring that has plagued the United States manufacturing industry for the last two decades, it seems that in addition to bringing back U.S. jobs, the current low energy costs are getting the attention of […]

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