Test Drive a Career in Manufacturing

Looking to start or change careers? Our general manufacturing job training session may be the right path for you! This is the fastest pathway to a full-time career. Get a brief overview of what it’s like to work in manufacturing, work first hand processing real orders and working on real projects, and partner with a career counselor to brush-up your resume and schedule interviews with our employers.

Training runs Monday through Thursday, 10 – 2:30, and you earn a weekly stipend for your time. At the end of three weeks, our goal is to have you placed in full-time position that fits your skillset, schedule, and preferred pay.

Benefits and Requirements

  • Candidates are paid a weekly stipend
  • No commitment
  • We Make RI will help you secure a full-time job at completion
  • No experience needed
  • Enroll at any time
  • Applicants must be RI residents 18+
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be unemployed or underemployed
  • Ready to work full-time at program completion

Explore Our Other Career Pathways

Industrial Sewing

This program is specifically for workers who want to embark on a career in industrial sewing. Sewing is ideal for people with a passion for creation and are looking for a job that doesn’t require lifting or standing.

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Materials Handling

Specialize for a career in materials handling with forklift training, inventory control and management systems, packing and shipping, and loading and unloading cargo in a factory environment.

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Job Fairs

The last Thursday of each month, we hold an in-person manufacturing job fair. Meet directly with employers, explore our job board, and learn about our programs to help you skill up your career.

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