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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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Providence Boat Show to run Feb. 4-7

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The 23rd Annual Providence Boat Show, presented by Washington Trust, will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center from Thursday, February 4 to Sunday, February 7. This year’s show, one of the largest indoor boat shows in New England, revives its most popular features, but with an updated layout for easier navigation through boat and gear displays, ...

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Industry career day comes on the heels of boating growth

NEWPORT, R.I. — Marine & Composites Industry Career Day, which takes place on March 7 in Newport, comes on the heels of good news in the marine trades. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the start of 2015 marks three consecutive years of steady growth in the boating business. Paired with that growth is an escalating need for ...

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