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Welding Lab hosts Alumni Welding Contest

SAMI Welding Program Completers return to the SAMI Welding lab for an “Alumni Welding Contest”.  Pictured left to right are Vincent DiCenzo, Jessica Ryan, Stephen Greene and Jose Hernandez.  Vincent DiCenzo, now working at a family business, was declared the winner!  Jessica Ryan hopes to work at Electric Boat, Stephen Greene is heading to work […]

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Welding Program students show their work

Members of the 1st shift SAMI Welding  Program enjoy a break on a bench they recently built as a team with the guidance of Instructor, Matt Topper. (From left to right: Vincent DiCenzo, Daniel Cyr, Sean Dugdale, Evan Ross, Mike Prata, Stephanie Carew, Dan Prior, Sacnika Ung, Zachary Brown and Matt Topper)  

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SAMI Graduate Creates Video

Rebecca Lee, a former participant in the SAMI program, recently created a video about her experience in the program, and we’re pleased to share it with you! As we mentioned, Rebecca is a former participant in the program – she actually graduated two days ago, on April 6, and was offer a full-time position at […]

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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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Women In The Manufacturing Workforce

Chandra Brown, the deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing for the U.S. Department of Commerce, recently made the keynote speech at the Women in Manufacturing (WiM) Summit and made a strong case for getting women into the manufacturing workforce. During the speech, Brown said that Fortune 500 companies with women on their board of directors are “more […]

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Finding Shipbuilding Talent Is The Hardest Part Of The Job

According to The Virginian Pilot, the most difficult part of breaking into the shipbuilding industry isn’t finding a job – it’s being qualified for the job. Below, read an excerpt from the article, and then click here to read more! Carole Bowen is a 67-year-old great-grandmother — and a first-rate welder with nearly 40 years […]

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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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The SAMI Welding Shop Is Up And Running

Participants in the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) Welding cohorts have been having great success both in and out of the labs. In January, the graduates from our welding cohort all graduated with full-time job offers, and after taking a look at our labs, it’s easy to see why. The participants in the program […]

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Women In The Welding Workforce

The American manufacturing industry has been facing a problem recently – there are far more jobs available than qualified tradespeople to work them. Interestingly, the manufacturing sector is tackling this problem in a way that it hasn’t done since World War I – it’s focusing its recruiting tactics on women. CNBC.com spoke with a number of […]

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Congratulations To Our Welding Graduates!

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 the Shipbuilding/Marine Trades and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at New England Institute of Technology held the graduation ceremony of our eleven member welding cohort. In addition to announcing their graduation, we’re also pleased to announce that all eleven members of the cohort graduated with job offers! If you’re an unemployed Rhode […]

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