If you have an open position, let us post it on our job board and help you find the right candidate.

No training needed? Then let us help you find an open position with one of our manufacturing partners. 

Get the skills you need for a full-time career in manufacturing.  Benefits, PTO and more! Next class starts June 22.


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What We Do

Train adults and high school graduates with the skills they need to earn a better wage. We specialize in training for Advanced Packing & Shipping, Quality Process, Machine Production Technicians, NC-Machinists, and CNC-Machinist/Programmers. 


Our Approach

Offer a strong fundamentals program developed by Rhode Island manufacturers to unemployed Rhode Islanders. Develop custom programs on demand in conjunction with employer partners. Job Shadowing options let you test the fit prior to making a hire. 


Our Mission

We Make RI is an employer driven performance solutions company dedicated to expanding the pool of well trained, affordable manufacturing talent across all occupations and at all career levels. We incorporate this mission into our attitude and approach to our programs and activities. 

Production Technicians

Learn basic skills in Advanced Packing & Shipping, Quality Process, or Machine Production, the most common entry ways into a manufacturing career. Earn National Certifications in OSHA & Forklift, along with We Make RI Certificates in Math, Lean, Shop Safety, Benchwork & Assembly, and more!

NC Machinists

Essential skills for entry level machine jobs, specific to NC Machinists. Learn the basics of machine tools, and earn National Certification in OSHA & Forklift, along with We Make RI Certificates in Trigonometry, Precision Measurement, Print Reading, and more!

CNC Machinists

Learn essential skills for entry level machine jobs specific to CNC Machinist. Learn how to set-up, operate, and program computer numberical control machine tools. Earn National Certifications in OSHA and Forklift, along with We Make RI Certificates in Controller Programming, Machine Operations, GD&T, and more!

Success Stories

“We Make RI gave me the necessary skills to work in any manufacturer in Rhode Island. The staff was very helpful on a classroom level, as well as one on one. They helped me to get started in a career in manufacturing, and now I am working with a great company in a growing field. If you’re looking to learn great skills that will transfer to any job, then this is the place to go.”

Trenton Lyles-Corey

Tubing Operator, GSM Metals

“If you are looking for a program where you will be encouraged, guided, and introduced to the exciting field of manufacturing then We Make RI is the place for you! They teach you the ins and outs such as lean manufacturing and the 5S’s while also emphasizing the importance of basic fundamental work skills like punctuality. Best of all they really care about your success! They are with you from beginning to end. Every one of the employees are by your side every step of the way from your first day of class to your first job interview!”

Lindsey Gaibl

Operations Specialist Apprentice, Amerisewn

Throughout my time at WeMakeRI, I gained the knowledge, skills and certifications which lead me to my current position. Since successfully graduating the program, I have been working as a machinist and have been given the responsibility of spearheading the manufacturing of large scale products. My experience with WeMakeRI was pivotal in helping me transition from a career within a volatile field to one with more stability and potential for growth.

Frank Ryan

CNC Machinist, Meister Abrasives

Our Office

200 First Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910 USA

Contact Us

(401) 232 – 0077

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed

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