Composites Alliance of Rhode Island | Training Programs
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Training Programs

An essential part of a strong advanced composites industry in Rhode Island is a strong workforce. The Composites Alliance of Rhode Island is focused on training talented workers for this industry while opening up career opportunities to those who live in the Ocean State. Rhode Island is fortunate to have several high quality training schools such as the IYRS School of Technology and Trades, New England Institute of Technology, and MTTI with programs and certifications tailored to the specific needs of the industry and with world-class results.


The Composites Alliance also coordinates a short-term training program for entry-level workers called the Advanced Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. Read more about the next session of this four-week program below.


The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) coordinates a similar program focused on the marine trades, which also includes some basic composites training. Learn more here.


In addition, the Alliance and RIMTA co-ordinate and partner with area trainers to offer professional development and certification training on topics such as environmental regulations, OSHA, human resources, and industry roundtable discussions. Contact Director of Programs Jen Huber for more details.

Now recruiting for the Advanced Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program!

Looking for a career in composites or manufacturing?  Rhode Island boat builders were early pioneers in developing new ways to use composites. Their expertise is the foundation of a strong Rhode Island composites industry that works in many industries.


The Advanced Composites Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program is a four-week course that will give you the entry-level skills needed to start a career in this exciting field. The next session begins in mid-November, and students are trained Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Students also do a one-week job shadow, which allows you to get on-the-job experience in the field with a local company.


This program is free to participants, and even includes a paid incentive for students, and is open to Rhode Island residents over age 18.  Learn more in an FAQ.