Newport group looks to build advanced manufacturing academy

MANUFACTURERS, such as Ferguson Perforating in Providence, are having difficulty finding qualified job applicants, a problem that the Newport County Mentor/Co-op Group is hoping to help solve by creating an advanced manufacturing academy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
MANUFACTURERS, such as Ferguson Perforating in Providence, are having difficulty finding qualified job applicants, a problem that the Newport County Mentor/Co-op Group is hoping to help solve by creating an advanced manufacturing academy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
NEWPORT – The Newport County Mentor/Co-op Group has asked the R.I. Department of Education to consider supporting an advanced manufacturing academy, a charter school, based in Newport County. Group Co-Director Chris Semonelli said in documents shared with Providence Business News Monday that he submitted a letter of intent on Jan. 9 to RIDE to launch…

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