Resources for Employers
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Are you a RIMTA member looking to add to your team or train your current workforce?  RIMTA has the expertise to guide you.

Funding programs available in Rhode Island help businesses reduce the risk of hiring new workers and keep existing employees up to date on their skills.

For example, a Bristol boat builder hired two entry-level employees and secured funding for 50% of the new hires’ wages for the first ten weeks to save $5,600. A Warwick marina saved $3,000 when training middle and upper-level management in a new spreadsheet program.

Taking the first step is easy: If you are a RIMTA member, contact us for a free consultation to look at available programs and funding sources that fit your workforce needs.

Contact Vice President of Operations Jen Huber (email / 401-396-9619) or Director of Programs Brian Dursi (email / 401-396-9619) to start the conversation.

RIMTA also coordinates a series of training programs with local industry and educational institutions that are targeted toward recruiting and training entry-level workers. Learn more here.

In 2018, RIMTA also authored an industry-wide business plan for the U.S. marine trades with actionable steps we can all take to build a better workforce. Click here for more.