Rhode Island Manufacturing Boot Camp

Meet Your Entry Level Needs – At No Cost to You

The Rhode Island Manufacturing Boot Camp is provided by Polaris MEP, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA) and weMakeRI. Part of RIDLT’s Real Jobs Rhode Island, it is designed to provide qualified entry level candidates to hiring manufacturing companies as soon as possible.

Each boot camp will be a partnership of:

  • Companies like yours that commit to making at least one entry level hire within six months
  • Training, screening, and qualification provided by Polaris MEP, training partner weMakeRI, and industry partner RIMA

Classroom Training will identify candidates that are ready to be hired. This part of the boot camp is flexible, depending on employer requests, and includes sections focused on Workforce Employment and Basic Manufacturing skill development. These sections may be as short as 1 or as long as 8 weeks.

Workforce Employment Skills (1 – 4 weeks)

  • Corporate expectations (dress, timeliness, etc)
  • Communication (email basics, etc.)
  • Organization
  • Reading and comprehension evaluation
  • Fundamentals of math evaluation

Basic Manufacturing Skills (1 – 4 weeks)

  • Manufacturing safety and OSHA details
  • Manufacturing quality basics
  • Lean manufacturing basics
  • Team communication and culture skills

On-the-Job Readiness Experience will allow you, as the hiring company to interact with the candidate in your manufacturing environment for a week prior to acceptance as an employee.

We match you with potential candidates, based on your needs. We recruit candidates that meet your requirements and screen them for fitness. We’ll offer you a short list of candidates to select your trainees. This is provided at no cost to you.

Finally, we follow-up with you each week for the first month and provide corrective action and coaching as required.


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