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The Return of Middle America

According to analysis by USA Today, about 2.5million “blue collar” jobs are expected to be added to the United States economy by 2017, accounting for 40% of all job growth. And while that’s certainly good news for the economy as a whole, it does present an interesting set of problems for employers and employees alike.  […]

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New England Institution of Technology Receives Its Second $2.5 Million TAACCCT Grant

Funding to be Used to Train Unemployed Rhode Islanders New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) announced it has been awarded its second $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the programs currently being offered to unemployed Rhode Island residents through the college’s […]

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From Dim Prospects to a Bright Future

How Justin Palavra’s life was changed by intervention, education, opportunity – and a Computer Numeric Control machine. “Unforgiving” is how Justin Palavra describes the CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine he operates at work. Just a few years ago, it’s a word that might have applied to the path he was following – a path that […]

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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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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 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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SAMI Teams Up With New England Tech Quadricycle Club

The New England Institute of Technology Quadricycle Club has teamed up with the SAMI program to produce a replica Quadricycle. The purpose of the Quadricycle Club  “is to have Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) students, as well as interested students from any of the college’s more than 40 academic programs, work collaboratively towards a goal of reverse engineering, manufacturing, […]

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SAMI Program Featured In Providence Business News

The Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) has been featured in Providence Business News! In the middle of an internship at Swissline Precision Manufacturing Inc., Bill Johnson of Central Falls is learning not only about how to be a machinist, but how to pay attention to subtleties in the metals he works with there. […]

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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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