Our VISION is to position the Rhode Island Marine Industry as the leader in our community and our economy.

Workforce Development

The recreational boating industry offers an exciting, lifestyle-oriented career path for all skill levels and Rhode Island is the ideal place to launch your career.

Create your story. An Ocean State Career in the Marine Trades awaits.

RIMTA Workforce Development, Education and Training

At RIMTA, we understand the crucial role that a skilled workforce plays in the success and sustainability of the marine trades industry. That’s why we are committed to providing comprehensive workforce development and training programs to meet the evolving needs of our industry. We collaborate with educational institutions and employers to develop training programs that align with the needs of the marine trades industry. By working together, we can ensure that our workforce development initiatives are effective, relevant, and impactful.

Whether you’re an aspiring marine trades professional, a seasoned industry veteran, or an employer looking to invest in your workforce, RIMTA welcomes your participation in our workforce development and training programs. Together, we can build a skilled and resilient workforce that drives the success of Rhode Island’s marine trades industry. Join us in shaping the future of the marine trades workforce!

For Employers:

RIMTA offers tailored workforce development solutions to help employers in the marine trades industry attract, retain, and develop top talent. By partnering with RIMTA and utilizing our programs and career development resources, employers can access a skilled and motivated workforce that drives business success and innovation. Member employers can also post current job openings on the RIMTA job board to candidates specifically looking for opportunities in marine industry professions.

For Job Seekers:

Looking to start or advance your career in the marine trades industry? RIMTA provides a range of workforce development and training programs to help you succeed. From apprenticeships and internships to continuing education courses and career development resources, we offer the support and guidance you need to achieve your professional goals. Explore our opportunities and take the next step toward a rewarding career in the marine trades.

For Youth:

Are you passionate about boats, the ocean and hands-on work? RIMTA offers exciting opportunities for youth interested in exploring careers in the marine trades industry with opportunities to help you discover your interests and build valuable skills for the future. Whether you’re interested in boatbuilding, marine mechanics, or marine electronics, RIMTA can help you chart a course toward a successful career in the marine trades. Join us and embark on an exciting journey in the world of boating and maritime craftsmanship!


Our Next Training Program:

2024 Intro to Outboard Engines Training Program