2015-09-03 / Around Town

NACTC Students at Work


Boatbuilding students from across Newport County practice their sanding skills while learning the value of teamwork. Boatbuilding students from across Newport County practice their sanding skills while learning the value of teamwork. Twelve local teens recently had the chance to showcase what they learned during a six-week summer boatbuilding program, a collaborative effort put on by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Newport Area Career & Technical Center (NACTC). The students, who hail from different towns throughout Newport County, gathered at Fort Adams on Aug. 13 to launch their summer project – the Banemo, a 17-foot Northeaster Dory they built together under the guidance of program instructor Brian Dursi, RIMTA's Workforce Development Coordinator. Throughout the program, students gained knowledge of the marine trades industry and hands-on work experience, which included job readiness skills such as punctuality, attendance and accountability.

During the upcoming school year, NACTC students will engage in similar hands-on projects.

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