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The Steel Yard Hosts Weld to Work Program

The Steel Yard Hosts Weld to Work Program

From May 1st through the 26th the Steel Yard (https://thesteelyard.org/) will be hosting its 150-hour Weld to Work job training program. Weld to Work is the Steel Yard’s unique answer to a shortage of affordable and accessible vocational training and Rhode Island...

Out like a Lion

Out like a Lion

Well that was pretty incredible…  We’ve had some busy months since I started at Polaris MEP nearly 3 years ago, but nothing like March 2017! Sure, September of 2015 was packed with the launch of the Rocket Program, our first All Access Bus Tour of Westrock and...

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By Ken Voytek Every January, I take some time to look at what our MEP clients are saying about the future and the challenges they face. It’s usually part of my New Year’s resolution to rack up the responses. I’ve been writing this basic story for eight years....

Bullish on Rhody innovation

In August, Scott Jensen, director of the R.I. Department of Labor & Training, called manufacturing a “bright spot” in the state economy. Jensen and Donna Murray, Rhode Island’s chief labor statistician, noted that 42,300 manufacturing jobs in July were the most in...

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