Raimondo tours the New England Institute of Technology

GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO TO HIGHLIGHT NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S ROLE IN BUILDING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SKILLS

Ceremony to Mark Hire of 150th Graduate of Machinists’ Program by RI Employers

Warwick – Through grants provided by the United States Department of Labor,
the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Labor
and Training, and the Rhode Island Foundation and Champlin Foundations, New England
Institute of Technology (NEIT) developed a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced
Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train unemployed Rhode Islanders in the fields of
welding and advanced manufacturing and connect them with local employers seeking
skilled workers.

Since 2013, New England Tech’s SAMI program has trained 150 machinists and connected
them with nearly 100 employers. Advanced Manufacturing students are trained to use
the many tools and equipment found in today’s high tech manufacturing facilities.
Students then progress into CNC machine setup, operation and entry level
programming. SAMI provides instruction in blueprint reading, SolidWorks 3D design
software and Mastercam CAD/CAM software. Technicians possessing these skills are
highly sought after by a wide range of local manufacturing companies.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of
Technology is a private, non-profit technical university with an enrollment of more
than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and
Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940, the university offers associate, bachelor’s,
master’s, and online/hybrid degree programs focusing on a proven combination of
technical expertise coupled with hands-on learning. Follow news of the college on
Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Tumblr and the New England Tech
Blog. To learn more about the SAMI program visit
www.SAMIri.org.