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AFTER HOURS: Dr. Day Care representatives Rebecca Compton, left, and Amy Vogel stand near their display, which includes a game wheel, during last year’s Statewide Business After Hours networking event. This year’s event will be held on March 26 at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston.  
 / COURTESY NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: Chambers of commerce to participate in Statewide Business After...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Chambers to participate in Statewide Business After Hours THE ANNUAL STATEWIDE Business After Hours will feature participants from at least 12 chambers...

IYRS Career Day to focus on maritime trades, composites, manufacturing

NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trades will host a Career Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23.The event...

Tyska, Coogan to speak at RIMTA, Composites Alliance joint meeting

NEWPORT – Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island will host a combined-member meeting on Feb. 4 at the...

Five Questions With: Jay Coogan

Jay Coogan is the president of IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport. He joined IYRS in October after nine years with Minneapolis...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...

Coogan named next president of IYRS School of Technology & Trades

NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trades has appointed Jay Coogan president, effective Oct. 1, the school announced Monday.Coogan will be the...
SETH WISEMAN is the designer and development manager of the Mobile Maker Lab, a project of the IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport under an R.I. Commerce Corp. industry cluster grant. / COURTESY CONFORM LAB

Five Questions With: Seth Wiseman

Seth Wiseman is the designer and development manager of the Mobile Maker Lab, a project of the IYRS School of Technology & Trades in...
SKIFF WORK: Kirk Cusic, green shirt, executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, works with students on a traditional Westport skiff, as part of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s Youth Summer Boatbuilding Program.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

RIMTA using youth boatbuilding program to combat ‘graying’ workforce

A major concern for Rhode Island Marine Trades Association CEO Wendy Mackie is the large number of Ocean State marine-trades and composite-manufacturing workers retiring...
GETTING THEIR FEET WET: High school students got an introduction to shipbuilding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol over the summer, thanks to an industry program that continues to grow.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

Summer shipbuilding program a great idea, but needs follow-up

In a world in which jobs dominate nearly all economic-development discussions, it’s heartening to see industries take it upon themselves to help develop the...
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