Entry-level training program available in Rhode Island

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The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will offer a second session of its Marine Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program this winter — a 5-1/2-week intensive training program.

Graduates of the first session, which was held during the summer, were offered full-time employment by Rhode Island marine companies within 30 days of graduation.

Launched this year, the program is for people over 18 who are looking to gain skills needed for entry-level positions in the marine industry; the training also can lead to post-secondary or continued apprenticeship training for candidates who want to deepen their skills further.

The program is made possible through an Innovative Partnership grant awarded by the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island. The $142,788 grant that was awarded to RIMTA earlier this year was part of $1.97 million in Innovative Partnership funding for programs designed to bring employers and educational providers together to develop career opportunities for students, out-of-school youth and unemployed or underemployed adults.

The program, which requires a full-time commitment, is free for trainees. Applications can be found at the RIMTA website and space is limited. Applications must be submitted in January and classes are slated to begin in late February.

To develop and run the program, RIMTA has worked with local educational and employer partners that include the International Yacht Restoration School, the New England Institute of Technology, Hinckley, Hunt Yachts, New England Boatworks, Pirate Cove Marina, LaserPerformance and the Newport Shipyard.

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