Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $80,000!

 

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New England Tech hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Monday, July 13, 2015, at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, RI.

Thirty-five foursomes competed for the tournament’s number one spot.  Congratulations goes to the 1st place foursome of Tom Forsythe, John Sayles, Frank Previti and Brendan McLaughlin from DiSanto, Priest & Co.  Each of these players received a $150 gift certificate to La Masseria Restaurant in East Greenwich, RI. For Tom Forsythe (pictured in the red shirt) the event was especially exciting when he shot a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, winning a Krank Golf Formula 5 Driver sponsored by BMW of Warwick. Tom also won the “closest to the pin” contest since you can’t get much closer than that!

Second place winners were Robert Rainville, Alan Lao, John McNulty and Charlie Perry representing Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.  Each player received a $100 gift certificate to Besos Tea House in East Greenwich, RI.  Third place went to Greg Coady, Matt Finger, Kerry Cole, and John Feldman representing Chartwells.  Each player received a $50 gift certificate to Bistro 9 in East Greenwich, RI.  Our thanks to these establishments for their generous donations.

Winners of the Longest Drive contest were Robin Degraide from Design Fabricators and Nick Soares from Anodyne, Corporation.

The success of the golf tournament is attributed sponsors, players and in-kind donors.  It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge those sponsors who made the tournament one to remember.

Platinum Sponsors

DiFazio Site Corporation

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning

Titanium

Rossi Electric

Silver Sponsors

Chartwells

TD Bank

DiSanto Priest & Co.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

DiPrete Engineering

Bronze Sponsors                                

Anodyne Corporation

Checkmate Consulting Group

Dennis Leonardo Builders, Inc.

Delta Dental of RI, Inc.

Design Fabricators, Inc.

RIBI Security

Roney & Labinger

Ruggieri Brothers, Inc.

Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.

Shawmut Metal Products

Synet, Inc.

United Health Services of RI, Inc.

Reception Sponsor

Portfolio Strategy Group

Cart Sponsor

Shawmut Design & Construction

Lunch/Grille Sponsor

RICOH-USA

Affinity Partner Sponsor

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Print Sponsor

Omni Printing

Shirt Sponsor

WB Mason

Hole-In-One Sponsor

BMW of Warwick

Refreshment Sponsors

Ocean Spray and George DaCosta

Foley Food Service

PepsiCo

Tee Sponsors

Action Auto Parts

AMPM Facility Services

Big Blue Bug Solutions

Bucci Insurance Group

Cox Media

Crown Supply Company

East Greenwich Rotary

Electrical Wholesalers, Inc.

Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC

J.J. McNamara and Son, Inc.

Ocean Spray

Pioneeer Financial and Don Horn

Plantasia Interiors

Reynolds, Inc.

Rhode Island Cleaning Services, Inc.

Rice Machinery

Robert N. Karpp, Co.

Scituate Lumber

Target Direct Marketing, Inc.

Whalley Computers

NEIT Receives Its Second $2.5 Million TAACCCT Grant

Funding to be Used to Train Unemployed Rhode Islanders

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) announced it has been awarded its second $2.5 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the programs currently being offered to unemployed Rhode Island residents through the college’s Shipbuilding/Marine Advanced Manufacturing Institute known as SAMI.

TAACCCT provides community colleges and other institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less and prepare eligible participants for employment in high-wage, high-skill , in-demand occupations. New England Tech is the only college in Rhode Island to receive this latest TAACCCT award.

This additional $2.5 million will afford NEIT the opportunity to offer five new programs through SAMI that will include Shipfitting, Pipe Welding, Sheetmetal, Pipefitting and Robotics. NEIT’s employer partners have identified these occupations as having multiple opportunities in the current labor market. They also see the need for these skills trending upward over the next three years. More than 200 Rhode Island residents who are either unemployed, underemployed, TAA-eligible, veterans, and/or recent high school graduates will be served through the increased funding.

NEIT received its initial $2.5 million TAACCCT Grant in March, 2013, which was slated to train 400 SAMI participants with the technical skills needed in the shipbuilding/marine and advanced manufacturing industries throughout the three year life of the grant. In addition to the federal grants, New England Tech was awarded $440,000 from the Governor’s Workforce Board and $50,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation to be used for SAMI programs.

SAMI participants also receive supportive services through case management, work readiness activities, intense hands-on industry based job skills and evaluation activities, OSHA 10 safety certification, and employment placement assistance. Today, nearly 140 individuals are currently enrolled or have completed SAMI’s welding or advanced manufacturing programs. The majority of program completers have been hired by SAMI employer partners that include General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Senesco Marine, Blount Boats, Guill Tool & Engineering, Swissline Precision Manufacturing, RI Carbide, Pilgrim Screw, Aerotek Staffing Agency, American Welding,  Rice Machinery, and Little Rhody Machine and Repair.

Steven H. Kitchin, Vice President, Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology, stated “Over the last four years, the U.S. Department of Labor has invested nearly $11 million in Rhode Island. New England Tech is proud to do its part in putting Rhode Islanders back to work by providing labor market driven training. These participants will acquire the technical skills needed to fill high demand jobs. To keep a pipeline of skilled workers available, New England Tech plans to develop degree granting programs for these occupations.”

To learn more about the SAMI program and eligibility requirements, call 401-739-5000, ext. 3700 or visit www.samiri.org.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940, the college offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and on-line degrees in more than 40 technical and business programs. Each degree program is taught with a proven combination of technical expertise coupled with hands-on learning. For more information, call 800-736-7744 or visit www.neit.edu. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, and Tumblr.