The Boat for Women

No commitment. Just come and sample trades careers at Electric Boat. 

  • Maybe you have been thinking you would like to work with your hands AND your brain.
  • Maybe you’re secretly in love with being a part of a huge team that’s all working together on one goal?
  • Maybe you have always wanted to work in the trades but someone talked you out of it.

Maybe it’s time to dip a toe in the water and try out some trades without obligation.

Electric Boat is hosting sessions in six of its shipbuilding trades in July. The sessions are for women only and offer the rare opportunity to get hands-on exposure to electrical, pipefitting, sheet metal, welding, shipfitting and machining . Even if you have no idea what any of those trades are or if you would be good at them, now is the chance to find out.

The sessions will be held at Westerly Education Center from July 5-21 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 5:30-8:30 p.m. Electric Boat and its hiring and training partners — Community College of Rhode Island, New England Institute of Technology, OPC’s Westerly Education Center, and Cornerstone Initiative — want to help women who are considering manufacturing careers to ask questions, review the job descriptions, hear from other women in the field, and hopefully, take the next step toward employment.

To participate or get more information about the sessions, contact Heather Lee at

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