Industry Advisory Council – JARC RI

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Start Date

March 21, 2024 01:00 pm

End Date

March 21, 2024 03:00 pm


50 Sims Pl, Providence, 02909, RI, United States


Polaris MEP



Polaris MEP Industry Advisory Council members are invited to meet community Partners while learning about the Workforce Programs and Pipelines available! 

Understanding where the gaps in the manufacturing industry are is imperative to the missions of Polaris MEP and JARC RI. We invite you to be a part of our Industry Advisory Council so we can hear directly from you what’s working and what needs work when it comes to workforce.


  • Meet community Partners!
  • Hear about the workforce programs and pipelines available to you
  • Discuss common challenges amongst industry leaders
  • Network with others in the industry


12:30pm – 1:00pm | Check In

1:00pm – 1:30pm | JARC Overview 

  • Careers in Manufacturing Programs / Job Training and Employment Services
  • Business and Workforce Services / Career Path Plans and IWT
  • Partnership with Polaris MEP
  • Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

1:30pm – 2:00pm | CNC Machinist Track – Program Updates and Highlights                                                

  • Overview of Curriculum and Program Design
  • Updates and Highlights – Including Certifications
  • Outplacement – Candidates and Resumes
  • Polaris CNC Programming – CCRI, Women’s Prison complement the Pipe Line; Fair Chance Hiring

2:00pm – 2:45pm  | Next Steps – Robotics & GMAW                                                                                                          

  • How do Industry Partners use Robotic Technologies, including Automated Processes and PLC’s? (Robotic Welders, CNC FMS, Fabrication, Assembly, Packaging?)
  • Where are the Skills Gaps? Identify skills sets, occupations and career paths. Thoughts on industry credentials.
  • Preliminary thoughts on equipment, software, etc.
  • Can we form a working group that will work support Guy and Miles as we develop the curricula and training manual?
  • Do IAC members have skills gaps in welding processes, including GMAW, SMAW, etc.?
  • Would IAC be open to an overview of our GMAW Welder Track in CMP (Chicago, Baltimore)?
  • Should we consider developing a GMAW Welder Track for CMP in RI?

2:45pm – 3:00pm | Tour Training Center                                                                                                                 

  • Networking, Refreshments


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