New England Institute of Technology to Conduct Its Initial “SAMI” Ceremony

WARWICK, RI – General Dynamics/Electric Boat and Senesco Marine Extend Job Offers to “SAMI” Students.

WHAT: Through a $2.5 million grant provided by the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) has developed a Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to serve 400 unemployed individuals over the three year life of the grant.

New England Tech has joined with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division, Senesco Marine, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, RI Manufacturers Association and other employers in the state in the development of “SAMI”.

The largest cohort of students who have successfully completed the necessary requirements set forth in this customized 12 week welding program will be honored. These individuals have already received job offers from General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division, Senesco Marine as well as other welding entities in the state of Rhode Island.

WHEN:            Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:         New England Institute of Technology

Hall of Fame Room

2486 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

WHO:              Jason Vlaun, Manager of Human Resources at General Dynamics/Electric Boat

Nancy Martin, New Hire Coordinator at General Dynamics/Electric Boat

“SAMI” graduates and their invited guests

New England Tech faculty and staff

WHY:  In keeping with New England Tech’s philosophy of providing students with a hands-on, technical education, the college is working with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Senesco Marine and other employers in Rhode Island to train unemployed Rhode Islanders with the welding skills needed to help fill a substantial shortage of welders in this state.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.  For more information on NEIT, please visit or follow NEIT on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr and the New England Tech Blog located on the college website.

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