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Improving Rhode Island Manufacturing and the Public Good

Polaris MEP drives, manages and/or plays a leading role in a variety of programs that are driven by the needs of smaller Rhode Island manufactuers. We enhance their performance and the economy of the Ocean State by working with key partners on new, innovative initiatives and by contributing to ongoing programs. 

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Workforce Development

Strengthening the industry’s workforce pipeline with programs that promote manufacturing careers and deliver needed / valued technical skills training.

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JARC RI

Bringing Advanced Manufacturing training and employment services to underserved communities. A nationally-recognized Sectoral aproach/Center for Working Families model.

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NOW HIRING INSTRUCTORS & EMPLOYMENT SERVICES STAFF! 

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Fast Track to Manufacturing

Expanding the pipeline of skilled workers with FREE training  in partnership with CCRI and job placement support.

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NERDIC

Increasing RI manufacturing capability and competitiveness as an active partner in the New England Regional Defense Industry Collaboration.

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Scale Up! RI

Action-oriented, 6-month program to help companies solve challenges when moving from innovation to scaleable production.

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Supplier Scouting

Helping smaller Rhode Island manufacturers become stronger and more resilient by rebuilding or re-inventing supply chains.

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#MadeInRI

Raising the visibility of products made in the Ocean State and highlighting the contributions of RI’s manufacturers to our economy.

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