Dedicated to Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Workforce

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by | Jun 11, 2021

Manufacturing workforce development is a critical part of Polaris MEP’s mission to support the growth of RI’s small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Graphic - PBS News Hour story about Rhode Island program to put unemployed back to work in new careers, including manufacturingI couldn’t be happier than when I hear a client share that a grant-funded training program led to thousands of dollars saved, or when I can report that more than 150 unemployed/underemployed Rhode Islanders started at manufacturing jobs thanks to the Polaris MEP/RIMTA Machine & Marine program.

While results are what really matter, it’s also nice to see folks recognized for their efforts to generate results.

Please join me in congratulating Lindsey Brickle, Polaris MEP’s Senior Workforce Manager. Lindsey was this week recognized as a Providence Business News 40 Under 40 honoree.

Tireless Dedication to Improving RI’s Manufacturing Workforce

Polaris MEP is honored that PBN recognized Lindsey for her dedication and outstanding efforts to change the workforce of manufacturing and people’s lives for a better future. Her tireless dedication to improve the workforce future in Rhode Island continues to be innovative and inspiring.

Don’t just take it from me. Here’s what several clients, industry leaders and manufacturing partners had to say.

  • Pete Kaczmarek, Mearthane Products Corporation: “I’m proud to be associated with Lindsey and the entire outstanding Polaris MEP team. You are making a real difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders every day.”
  • Bill Vanech, The Vanech Group: Lindsey is “life’s rare combination of kindness and real intelligence.”
  • Duncan Ermer, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future: “Well deserved, Lindsey is amazing!”
  • Karen Gardner, Mahr Inc.: “Lindsey is a valuable resource for providing skilled talent and we appreciate her commitment to RI’s manufacturers.”

Lindsey Brickle, Polaris MEP Senior Workforce Manager, Recognized with If you’re curious about the innovative workforce programs Lindsey leads, check out this video recording of a RIMA session earlier in the spring:

Or, call me! I’d like to hear about your workforce priorities and guide you to the right resources. 

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