CCRI Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing

Location: 400 East Eve, Warwick  (Listen campus)

Phone: 401-455-6188    Email:


Training: Phase 1 is a 20-week (205 hours) program in fundamentals of CNC (Computer numerical control) manufacturing which earns you 10 college credits. Phase 2 you will learn deeper computer assisted manufacturing skills.

Fee: Free

Application: email to register.

Entry Requirements: 18 years of age or older, RI resident

We Make RI

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing

Location: Cranston

Phone: 401-232-0077         Email:     Website:

Training: A variety of free trainings to RI residents in various phases of manufacturing. Pre-apprenticeship program meets every week day from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM for 17 weeks or evening classes from 4:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday and Thursday for 30 weeks. Students earn a variety of certificates as well as college credit.

Fee: there are fees but scholarships are available

Application: apply online


Industry Focus: 1) Ship Building and Advanced Manufacturing; 2) Welding

Location: New England Institute of Technology,

Phone:   401-739-5000 ext. 3700        Email:    Website:

Training: 300-hour machinist training; 260-hour welding training

Fee: Free

Application: Call or email for more information

Entry Requirements: reading and math tests

The Steel Yard

Industry focus: welding/metal fabrication

Location: 27 Sims Ave, Providence

Phone:   401-273-7101    Email:  Website:

Training: Weld-To-Work is a 35 hour, one week training Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Learn basic metal fabrication with tools such as such as the oxygen-acetylene torch, plasma cutter and MIG welder. Call to find out the current class schedule.

Fee: Free with $175 stipend for those who finish the course

Application: print out a copy from their web page and mail or deliver it in person

Entry Requirements: 18 years of age, RI resident, able to read and understand English, meet low-income eligibility requirements (based on federal poverty levels). Some felony convictions, such as sexually based crimes, may prevent you from applying.