Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) students toured Cadence's Rhode Island (RI) facility on March 14, 2019. Cadence staff, Tom Delis, Manufacturing Manager; Ruben Gomes, Manufacturing Specialist; Ed Barbeau, Tool Room Supervisor; and Bonnie Cook, Human Resources (HR) Generalist, hosted the tour. Earlier in the week, Tom Delis and Dan Briggs, HR Manager, visited the college and gave a presentation to the students explaining the company's culture and values, as well as what Cadence RI manufactures.
These students are part of a 27-week program called Fast Track to CNC Manufacturing. The curriculum includes blueprint reading, precision measurement, geometric dimensioning and tolerance, engineering graphics, and CNC machining. Students receive their OSHA-10 certification, and the program then leads to a certificate in advanced manufacturing and an Associate's Degree in Advanced Manufacturing.
As a part of the program, up to 6 students will begin job shadowing at Cadence RI over the next several months.
The 24 students currently in the program were chosen from an initial pool of 150 applicants. Cadence is excited to host these motivated students and contribute to their dream of becoming CNC Machinists!