Train for a Career in the Marine Trades
If you are a Rhode Island resident interested in starting a career in the marine trades, you’ve come to the right place. RIMTA can help you get started.
Use this website to learn more about free training programs that can lead to full-time jobs, career and networking events, and information about career tracks in this statewide industry. Whether you’re interested in working in high-tech manufacturing or a job where you’ll spend most of your time on the water, the marine trades in Rhode Island is full of opportunity. Read on to learn more.
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
The Marine Trades & Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is geared to individuals looking to gain the skills needed for entry-level positions in the marine and composites industries. This seven-week program is free to participants; you will even earn a small stipend during your training. You will get hands-on experience in a wide range of areas—from carpentry to welding, rigging, painting, forklift operation, marine systems, safety and other areas—as well as on-the-job experience in a short-term internship. You will not be an expert in any one area after you graduate, but you will have a good idea of what the industry offers and where you want to focus your career search.
The program is open to Rhode Island residents over age 18 and draws a wide range of age groups—from recent High School graduates to veterans and mid-career workers looking to retrain for a new field.
Many employers in Rhode Island know this program as a rich resource for talented, entry-level workers who are willing to work hard and learn. The program has achieved an over-90-percent job-placement rate for its graduates.
The program is held twice a year, in the winter and summer.
Click here to apply.
Learn more in an FAQ. For more information, contact RIMTA Director of Programs Jen Huber.
2016 Pre-Apprenticeship Flyer