boat building http://ripr.org en Training For A Job In The Marine Trades Industry http://ripr.org/post/training-job-marine-trades-industry <p>Rhode Islanders looking to get into the marine trades industry can apply for a free training program. Every graduate from the last round of training landed a job.</p><p><a href="http://www.rimta.org/news/pre-apprenticeship-application-2014">&nbsp;The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association</a> held its first round of training over the summer, and every graduate found a job within 30 days of graduation. So the trade association is doing it again, offering a free, full-time, five-and-a-half-week course.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:31:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 26717 at http://ripr.org Training For A Job In The Marine Trades Industry The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-building-more-boats-bristol <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio&#39;s Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we&#39;re calling &quot;The Bottom Line.&quot; Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Jonathan Craig, sales and marketing director of GMT Composites of Bristol. The nearly 30-year-old company develops carbon fiber products for a diverse clientele, including the maritime and robotics industries and medical components.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:57:08 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 23107 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Building More Than Boats In Bristol One Square Mile: The Lost Art of Repairing Wooden Boats http://ripr.org/post/one-square-mile-lost-art-repairing-wooden-boats <p>Bristol boat builder Walt Schultz, is the owner of Shannon Boats. He worked his way through college destroying old, wooden boats. Older and wiser, he&rsquo;s spent that last 40 years paying a penance of sorts repairing as many of those old boats as he can find.</p><p>There are two currently being repaired in his shop, one of them belonged to ice cream baron Howard Johnson. Schultz is one of the few remaining craftsmen repairing wooden boats from a long-gone era, and he shares his thoughts on what it means to know that craft.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:59:29 +0000 Catherine Welch 22887 at http://ripr.org One Square Mile: The Lost Art of Repairing Wooden Boats