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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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NMMA workforce initiative showcased at guidance counselor conference

NMMA launched a workforce branding effort last weekend in Boston by exhibiting at an annual conference targeting school guidance counselors. With an audience of more than 3,600 attendees, the ‘Explore Careers in the Boating Industry’ booth touched more than 1,500 visitors over three days -- touting our industry as a career to be considered by middle and high school students. ...

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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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At the helm: Fiberglass vessel recycling needs more industry support

Every year in the U.S. an increasing number of recreational fiberglass boats reach their end of life without a sustainable option for disposal.  Some will be crushed and buried in landfills, where they will persist for many years, while others may be abandoned by their owners on land or in coastal areas where they can potentially harm the marine environment. ...

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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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