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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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MRAA, NMMA, RIMTA publish guide to growing the workforce

Today, as the result of a yearlong collaborative effort, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association announced the release of “10+1 Strategy: A Marine Industry Guide to Growing the Workforce.” Endorsed by 25 national, regional and state trade associations, the “10+1 Strategy: Marine Industry Guide to Growing the ...

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RIMTA workforce training programs expand

This summer marks a time of expansion for the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association's workforce training programs. RIMTA expanded the number of Summer Boatbuilding Programs being run throughout the state and ran a pilot program for Rhode Islanders who want to work on luxury superyachts. Those who participated in the new Superyacht Crew Training Program, run in partnership with Sarah Baines ...

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RIMTA partners with new producer on Providence Boat Show

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association has partnered with a new show producer to further build the Providence Boat Show into a premier wintertime boating event. Based in Newport, the new producer Marketing & Events brings a strong track record of producing trade shows, festivals and boating events that stretches back 30 years. M&E Founder David Rosenberg began his career ...

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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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RIMTA receives 2016 Workforce Innovation Award from Governor’s Workforce Board

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) has been honored by the Rhode Island Governor's Workforce Board (GWB) as recipient of the 2016 Workforce Innovation Award. The presentation was made at the GWB Annual Meeting, held May 19 in Warwick, R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board Chair Constance Howes made the award presentation. RIMTA was chosen as this year’s recipient for its ...

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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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