Computer-controlled manufacturing is exploding. In manufacturing, I can use my design background to create the future. Rhode Island companies are using a variety of fabrication technologies, including CNC, 3D printing. I’ve been working in graphic design as an artist for Whole Foods, but my job disappeared when Amazon moved design to corporate. The We Make RI Apprenticeship is allowing me to retool for manufacturing without paying 80 grand to go back to school.
– Ian Christian, CNC Apprentice Tool Maker, We Make RI Aegis Program