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Training Opportunities

Amos House


This partnership provides a second chance, hope, and opportunity. Through their Culinary,
Carpentry/Maintenance, and Customer Service/Call Center training programs, and Financial Opportunity Center, we help men and women gain the skills they need to succeed in today’s workplace.


Building Futures

This partnership offers Man Up participants preparation for rewarding careers in the commercial construction industry. The training consists of a multi-week, comprehensive evaluation and preparation process to help participants determine their interest and readiness for entering a construction apprenticeship program. Their program also provides career exploration, coursework, and social service support. Once placed in a quality apprenticeship program, Building Futures graduates gain on-the-job training while earning good salaries and receiving benefits and are provided with continued support services.


Community College of Rhode Island, Introduction to Manufacturing Certificate

This program builds the basic skills and knowledge for employment opportunities in CNC manufacturing environment. The certificate covers areas of science and mathematics as they apply to machining practices and CNC programming. Emphasis is placed on both theoretical and practical phases of the design, cost, and production of machine parts. Certificate completion prepares students to enroll in a second, more advanced CNC-centered certificate – CNC Manufacturing and 3D-Modeling (ETCA). The combination of the two certificates can be applied towards the Engineering Systems Technology Degree.


Express Employment Professional

​Based in Warwick, RI Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider. This partnership connects Man Up participants with employment linkages to a wide variety of local businesses.

New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS)

​Serving area residents for 40+ years, our career training facility includes classroom training and a dedicated truck driving range to practice maneuvering techniques on our tractor trailers. Their Pawtucket truck driving courses include a mixture of both classroom and behind-the-wheel training. In addition to safety procedures, students will learn both the technical and operational aspects of the vehicle students are trained to drive. Once students have mastered the handling and maneuvering of the tractor-trailer, they will  be ready to take their commercial driver’s license examination!


NETTTS HVAC Technical Training School

​The HVACR lab was built to deliver a hands-on experience for those interested in training to become a heating and cooling professional. This program was designed to provide students with the electrical and mechanical knowledge, and performance skills required of entry-level technicians. Students will learn to install, adjust, troubleshoot, maintain and repair residential and commercial refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning equipment. Graduates receive EPA Certification, Oil Burner Training, and 4,000 hours towards their Massachusetts Refrigeration License. NETTTS has been recognized by the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Apprenticeship Council as an approved Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVACR) related technical instruction (RTI) provider. Additional information can be found at


Monumental Concrete Works Inc.

​Monumental Concrete Works Inc. is a small, independently owned company that believes in quality work and customer satisfaction. Monumental has over 17 years of experience in the concrete field and  specializes in residential and commercial concrete foundations.

New England Institute of Technology Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI)

This partnership provides Man Up participants with information about the

realities of working in the 21st-century shipbuilding/marine and advanced

manufacturing industries; prepares participants who are interested and

eligible for training and job opportunities as machinist and welders

and connects them with Rhode Island employers who need qualified



Polaris MEP

Polaris MEP supports several intensive hands-on skills training programs for organizations that train unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders in a variety of manufacturing-based careers. These trainings include welding/fabrication, machining, and marine trades.


RI Builders Association

RI Builders supports the building industry’s effort to enhance the economic growth and quality of life in Rhode Island. Promotes the highest standards of professionalism for the betterment of the building industry and those they serve. Provides leadership, education, technology, and necessary services to improve the skills of their members and the quality of their products.


RI Construction Training Academy (RICTA)

RI Construction Training Academy (RICTA) is a state-approved apprenticeship program that has been training apprentices in Rhode Island since 1992. RICTA offers Man Up participants apprenticeship classes that are designed to meet the state requirement of training (144 houses each year).

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

​Man Up and the Department work cooperatively to connect economically disadvantaged ex-offenders with educational, training, and employment services to achieve positive employment outcomes. This partnership further ensures employer participation in the Federal Bonding Program (fidelity bonding for the first six months of employment for hard-to-place job applicants) and employer-related tax and insurance incentive program participation, which encourages employers to hire participants.


The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association

Founded in 1964, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association represents all aspects of the marine industry. RIPTA offers Man Up participants an opportunity to enroll in their Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program to learn all the skills needed to get started on a career track in the marine trades industry. This 205-hour hands-on training prepares participants in several entry-level areas: Painting, Varnishing, Composites, Mechanics, hauling, and more.


Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA)

RIMA is committed to developing an energetic, positive business climate that retains existing businesses, while also attracting new businesses and capital. Education, workforce training and closing the manufacturing skills gap are some of their primary focal points. RIMA assists Man Up participants to obtain certification in the Advanced Manufacturing Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Mechanist trade through their partnership with the RI Manufacturing Institute.


Skills for Rhode Island’s Future

Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is a nonprofit organization that assists Man Up participants in breaking down barriers to economic opportunity by connecting unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders to jobs with socially responsible, civic-minded employers.


Teamsters Local 251 Driver Training

This program seeks to train highly qualified, professional, safe commercial truck drivers to fill the demand of local employers in the Transportation Industry and IBEW Local 99 that are actively looking to employ these individuals. Through a comprehensive eight-week training course, participants will be prepared for a successful career with wages that exceed Rhode Island’s median wage.


Tradesmen International

Tradesmen provides construction, manufacturing, industrial and marine businesses with all trades—from carpenters and millwrights to welders, electricians and machinists. Our local, highly skilled employees show up ready to work and emphasize safety, productivity and craftsmanship.


We Make RI


We make RI a small team of talented professionals with a long history of working with Rhode Island Manufacturers. Our goal is to match Rhode Island workers with great jobs in local manufacturing. We are passionate about what we do and extremely proud of our success stories.

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