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Rhode Island marine industry survey deadline is Dec. 31

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is working with Dr. Thomas Sproul at the University of Rhode Island to conduct a statewide economic impact study. The survey will help define Rhode Island's marine-trades sector and its impact on the state’s economy. All survey responses are needed by Dec. 31. If you own or run a marine business in Rhode Island, ...

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New England Boatworks becomes Rhode Island’s largest Clean Marina

New England Boatworks was officially named Rhode Island’s largest Clean Marina in a ceremony held on May 5 at the company’s Portsmouth facility. U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Volvo Ocean Race Skipper Charlie Enright, R.I. Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, and other community leaders joined the ceremony to applaud the company’s achievements and talk about further steps NEB is ...

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The Workforce Crisis: Government funding builds local training programs

While many government training programs have been less than successful, the government can help address the workforce shortages by advocating for and utilizing funding – specifically on the state and local level. The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a pre-apprenticeship program, funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island, to help provide Rhode Island residents 18 and over earn skills needed ...

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The Workforce Crisis: Marine trades association education opens youth to industry

One challenge the industry faces is a lack of awareness of the open jobs in marine trades and the lifelong careers they build. Marine trades associations can introduce young people to the boating industry through a variety of educational programs.  The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association offers a summer marketing internship and a youth summer boatbuilding program to reach these ...

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Newport Shipyard wins RIMTA Anchor Award

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association has presented its annual Anchor Award to Newport Shipyard, to recognize the role the company has played in transforming a part of Newport’s waterfront into a world-renowned shipyard and creating a significant impact on the state’s marine trades. “Charlie Dana and his family had the vision to transform a piece of Newport’s waterfront into ...

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RIMTA accepting applications for expanded marine trades summer training programs

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has expanded its summer training programs to give adults, college-age students and local youth the skills and knowledge they need to begin career paths in the marine trades and composites industries. Both industries have a high concentration of activity in Rhode Island, and the state is known worldwide for its boatbuilding and composites ...

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Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Marine and Composites Industry Career Day will be held on April 2 at the IYRS Newport Campus. The career day, which is hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, is for individuals who are interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. The ...

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RIMTA names Michael Keyworth first Rising Tide Award winner

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will present its first Rising Tide Award to industry veteran Michael Keyworth for his longtime dedication to the Rhode Island marine industry and the lasting positive changes he has helped to put in place for this Ocean State business sector. The award presentation will take place at RIMTA’s Annual Meeting & Celebration, November 2 ...

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Sally Helme honored with Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. – Sally Helme, publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, has been honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women's Sailing Award. Presented by National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the honor recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of ...

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Rhode Island Composites Alliance receives seed funding

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Composites Alliance (RICA), a newly formed partnership of companies and stakeholders focused on growing the composites industry in Rhode Island, has received $175,000 in funding from the Rhode Island Foundation and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. The announcement was made at a press conference organized by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) on ...

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