Kicking off Rhode Island Manufacturing Month and #MFGDay22

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by | Oct 6, 2022

by | Oct 6, 2022

Thank you for joining us for our two-part event kicking off Manufacturing Month. This event included the release of the first ever State of Manufacturing Report in Rhode Island. Then, the event shifted to a career experience in which manufacturers met and educated students on career paths.

Take a look at some of our pictures below!

 Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, URI Research Foundation COO Christian Cowan, Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, and Rhode Island Manufacturers Association President Dave Chenevert at the 2022 Manufacturing Month kick-off.
 Senator Sheldon Whitehouse speaks to the importance of manufacturing in Rhode Island at the 2022 Manufacturing Month kick-off.
 Tiffany & Co Master Craftsman Wilson explains the many high-skilled & unique manufacturing techniques used to create jewelry.
 Polaris MEP staffer: So, what did you know about manufacturing before you arrived? Awesome high school student: Actually, I’ve already interned at Mahr, Inc! His former bosses are just waiting for him to graduate.
 Jim Owens of Nautilus Defense leads Rhode Island High School students through a STEM game at the 2022 Manufacturing Day Career Exploration Experience.
 Did you know that many food companies are also manufacturers? Senator Sheldon Whitehouse checked out the amazing creations of Anchor Toffee during the Manufacturing Day event
 Wright’s Dairy has begun ice cream production at the Farm Fresh RI facility, and folks attending the 2022 Manufacturing Day event couldn’t have been happier to take home some goodies!
 Dave Chenevert for the Rhode Island Manufacturer’s Association introduces speakers.
 Members of The Steelyard speak to students about their exciting training opportunities.
 Alyssa Comella Alvarado, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Governor’s Workforce Board, discusses workforce challenges at Manufacturing Day 2022.
 Representatives from Jaia Robotics show off their Jaiabots: micro sized hybrid autonomous surface and subsurface vehicles.
 Polaris MEP’s Aarin Clemons greets students arriving for the workforce event.
 Skills for RI treated students to an exciting VR experience!
 Polaris MEP Project Manager Nathan Bonds works one-on-one with students on a Lean exercise.
 Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos speaks about the power of manufacturing.

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