Manufacturing Competence

We Make RI started in conjunction with top Rhode Island Manufacturers to provide certified manufacturing workers while helping to preserve the rich history of building in Rhode Island. We offer FREE training to Rhode Island residents in growing fields such as: Advanced Packing & Shipping, Food Production, and Machinist NC & CNC programmers. Once training is complete, we work with our business partners to secure the best workers for the best jobs. 

Our training programs are open to unemployed and underemployed workers looking to start a new career in manufacturing.  With our new state-of-the-art facility, students work on real-world jobs in real-world applications. When they leave our manufacturing training programs, they can be confident they have the skills they need to get working, and employers can be confident they have the right employees.

Learn more from Executive Director, Barbara Jackson

What People Say

We Make RI helped me to get started in a career in manufacturing, and now I am working with a great company in a growing field.

Trenton Lyles-Corey
Tubing Operator, GSM Metals

My experience with We Make RI was pivotal in helping me transition from a career within a volatile field to one with more stability and potential for growth.

Frank Ryan
CNC Machinist, Meister Abrasives

If you are looking for a program where you will be encouraged, guided, and introduced to the exciting field of manufacturing then We Make RI is the place for you!

Lindsey Gaibl
Operations Specialist Apprentice, Amerisewn

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