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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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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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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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The US Shipbuilding Industry Is Showing Highest Growth In A Generation

Matthew Paxton, the President of the Shipbuilders Council of America, recently sat down with MarineLink.com for an interview about the state of the shipbuilding industry, job growth within the industry, and other issues that impact the industry as a whole. During his interview, he said that the United States shipbuilding industry is exhibiting the most […]

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US Manufacturing Industry Retains Momentum In November

According to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the US Manufacturing Index dropped to 58.7 in November 2014. While that is a lower index than October’s high of 59, any rating over 50 indicates that the economy is showing growth. According to Reuters, the ISM survey also showed that new orders increased to their highest […]

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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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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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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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