General Dynamics Electric Boat Division produces submarines for the U.S. Navy. New England Institute of Technology provides Electric Boat with specialized training programs to prepare workers for an Electric Boat career, capable of producing its technology.
Through its SAMI (NEIT’s Shipbuilding Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute) program, established in 2013, NEIT provides training programs in welding, machining, and ship fitting through federal and state grants. The welding program is 260 hours, the machining program is 400 hours and the ship fitting program is 210 hours. Participants who complete training are hired by Electric Boat at an average starting wage of $16.00/hour. Over 100 SAMI participants have been hired by Electric Boat. Participants receive academic credits and training certificates.