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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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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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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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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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Women Are In Demand For STEM Careers

In one of the most interesting economic conundrums, the manufacturing industry – which was undoubtedly hard hit by the economic downturn – regularly reports a shortage of skilled workers. Particularly in the STEM (science, technologies, engineering, and mathematics) fields. However, while women are increasingly outperforming men in STEM disciplines, both in school and on the […]

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Despite A Shaky Economy, C&A Tool Beats The Odds

C&A Tool – a manufacturing company in Indiana – has certainly beat the odds. In a time when the manufacturing industry has been on shaky ground, they’ve managed to see solid year-over-year growth and have continued to add skilled workers to their job force. When speaking with Fox Small Business Center about the prospect of […]

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