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, in concert with RIMTA also coordinates a short-term training program for entry-level workers called the Core Training Program. This program runs several times a year, is free to participants and is open to Rhode Island residents over age 18.
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 VP of Operations Jen Huber for more details.