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 in the US, there were over 600,000 manufacturing jobs that went unfilled due to the lack of skilled professionals fit for the job.

Furthermore, the SME released a white paper which states, “There are relatively small numbers of manufacturing students and graduates, outdated manufacturing curricula, resource shortages and a lack of emphasis on hiring, preparing and supporting manufacturing educators.”

At SAMI, we’re proud to say that we’re preparing our students for careers in the manufacturing using highly skilled instructors, top-of-the-line equipment, and a curriculum that prepares them to land a job and excel right out of the gate.

If you’re interested in a career in the manufacturing industry, then SAMI may be the right fit for you! SAMI is dedicated to working with unemployed Rhode Island residents to provide them with the assessment and training needed to make them desired applicants in the shipbuilding and manufacturing industries.

For more information, give SAMI a call at (401) 739-5000 x3700, or fill out our inquiry form.


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