RI Marine Trades Association (RIMTA)

Industry Focus: Marine Trades

Location: Poppasquash Road, Bristol, RI

Phone: 401-396-9619          Email: brian@rimta.org                Website: https://RIMTA.org

Training: 3 week, entry level, Core Training Program at CCRI in Providence and Warwick campuses. Classes are full-time Monday through Friday and include an introduction to basic carpentry, electrical, and CNC manufacturing as well as an opportunity to meet employers. Graduates find jobs at boat yards, marinas or in marine manufacturing.

Fee: Free

Application: Call or email to find out when the next class will start. Apply online at http://rimta.org/index.php/training-programs-2

Entry Requirements: Prior experience is not required.

Commercial Fisheries Center of RI

Industry Focus: Commercial Fishing

Location: 61B East Farm Rd, Kingston, RI (training in both Kingston and Point Judith)

Phone: 401-741-4178    Email: fredmatters@cfcri.oeg    Website: https://cfcri.org (click on apprenticeship)

Training: a hands-on and classroom based 4 week training program, Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM with 3 days at sea on a fishing vessel. All gear is provided.

Fee: Upon completion of the course you will receive a $1,000 stipend.

Application: call or email to apply

Entry requirements: 18 years of age, drivers’ license and reliable transportation, background check and drug test, interested in a career in commercial fishing.

The Education Exchange

Industry Focus: Aquaculture/Shellfish Farming

Location: 33 North Road, Peace Dale, RI

Phone: 401-783-0293        Email: info@edexri.org   Website: https://edexri.org

Training: 5 week hands-on and classroom based training offered in the spring. Classroom hours are 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Training includes basic boating skills, tools, shellfish biology and ServSafe Kitchen certificate.

Fee: Free and receive a small hourly stipend during training

Application: call or email for more information and to apply

Entry requirements: have reliable transportation and pass a BCI for theft and violent crime only