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SAMI Machine Program graduates 8

SAMI Machine Program graduates 8 participants on 12/18/2015 and 5 of these graduates leave the program to start new jobs in time for the New Year!  Employers hiring SAMI program completers include: Davis Standard, Grip Nail, Walco Electric, and Greystone. (From left to right: Instructor, Wayne Farmer, graduate Raymond Tillinghast, SAMI Case Manager, Cynthia Toti, […]

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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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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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President Obama Announces Plans To Help Strengthen Manufacturing Industry

In a move backed by President Obama, the Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership – which serves over 30,000 US manufacturers each year – has announced a plan to fix “the innovation gap faced by small manufacturers.” The plan includes enhancing the Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s state-side centers, and “a pilot competition for $130 million (£81.3 […]

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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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SAMI Open House Slideshow

If you’re interested in learning more about the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Tech, check out the slideshow below! To check out the slideshow, click here!  

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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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