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RIMTA presents 2019 Anchor Award

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced today the recipient of its 2019 RIMTA Anchor Award, Cynthia Goss. Presented at the Newport International Boat Show on Saturday September 14th, the Anchor Award is given to a person or organization who, by their work and efforts, brings international attention to the marine-trades industry in Rhode Island.A writer with a focus ...

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RIMTA wraps-up youth summer boatbuilding programs

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced today the overwhelming success of its Youth Summer Boatbuilding Programs. The four programs ran concurrently in Newport, Westerly, Bristol and North Providence. In total, 49 students ages 14-16 were introduced to workplace readiness skills in the marine industry, including: shop safety, project planning, leadership skills, team work, basic hand tool operation and ...

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RIMTA to host first environmental conference for region

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) announced it will host its first environmental conference for the region’s marine trades on April 9, 2019.    The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus both on practical approaches and a forward-looking vision on environmental issues marine businesses in the region are facing. The day-long event will include keynote presentations and break-out ...

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Regional pre-apprenticeship program creates extra training model

This month, the  Rhode Island Marine Trades Association coordinated with employers and organizations in the Westerly area to run a three-week Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. The program's curriculum focused on giving students a baseline of skills so they could move quickly into the workforce and continue training on the job. According to RIMTA's Director of Programs Brian Dursi, the stimulus for ...

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Newport International Boat Show will feature industry breakfast

The annual Industry Partnership Breakfast during the Newport International Boat Show will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Sponsored by Gowrie Group, the breakfast will include an informative panel with up and coming industry leaders. Clean Ocean Access Executive Director Dave McLaughlin will monitor the panel, which will focus on environmental stewardship: how important it is to a younger ...

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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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