NEW: New England Tech Prepares to Launch Shipbuilding Program
Monday, March 18, 2013
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in over 35 associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
The SAMI program will offer eligible individuals the opportunity to enter the Institute and receive job information and educational services along with actual career based, hands-on laboratory experiences. Under the guidance of SAMI’s industry experienced staff, these individuals will be referred to pre-employment training programs, on-the-job training positions, or job opportunities in the shipbuilding/marine and advanced manufacturing industries. For participants who wish to further continue their studies, New England Tech will offer both associate and bachelor degree programs in related fields.
New England Tech has partnered with General Dynamics Electric Boat , Senesco Marine, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, RI Manufacturers Association , and other employers in the state in the development of SAMI. The organizations will assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of individuals in the fields of shipfitting, pipefitting, welding, CNC operating, engine and system repair, electronics installation and repair, composites, woodworking, and more. Electric Boat and Senesco Marine have made commitments to offer on-the-job training experiences and employment to successful program graduates. New England Tech was further aided by the Rhode Island Foundation http://www.rifoundation.org/, who through its Make It Happen RI http://makeithappenri.com/ initiative donated $50,000 to go towards marketing the SAMI program.
SAMI will be located at New England Tech’s Post Road campus in Warwick, Rhode Island, and will reach out to a variety of agencies and venues that serve the unemployed such as the RI Department of Labor and Training , the Governor’s Workforce Board, two local Workforce Investment Boards, netWORKri, and community-based and veterans’ organizations. For more information regarding the SAMI program, visit www.neit.edu or contact Fred Santaniello at 401-739-5000 or email@example.com.