CCRI Plans To Open Facility In Westerly, Partner With Electric Boat

Oct 20, 2015

The Community College of Rhode Island plans to open a new facility in Westerly to train workers for Electric Boat.

General Dynamics Electric Boat
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The company needs welders and other specialized employees to build nuclear submarines. Rhode Island Education Commissioner Jim Purcell said the new center is part of an effort to be more responsive to Electric Boat and other companies.

“And we’ve made a commitment to actually have a learning center at Westerly, which is really going to support job opportunity and access not only here in Rhode Island, but also at the Groton, Ct. site,” said Purcell.

Purcell said all three state colleges and universities will have access to the Westerly facility, and so will other companies.

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