Lifespan, Crossroads Rhode Island & The Steel Yard Team Up!

September 22, 2017 marked the completion of an amazing collaboration among the Steel Yard, Lifespan and Crossroads Rhode Island.

Eight more phenomenal participants from Providence’s South Side graduated from the Steel Yard’s one-week intensive job training program. This team applied their skills to fabricate functional and artistic community benches to be installed on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. Each bench is composed of both new and recovered materials from Rhode Island Hospital’s historic SW Pavilion.

Weld to Work provides job training that focuses on teaching employable metalworking skills. Each participant was introduced to studio safety, basic metal working tools, hand and power tools that cut, connect, grind, and drill; including the oxygen-acetylene torch, plasma cutter, and MIG welder.

The Steel Yard will be following up with each of the program graduates over the next year to discuss resources and career opportunities within the metalworking field and beyond.

We are so incredibly proud of each and every one of the graduates and wish them the best of luck.

The Steel Yard would like to thank Lifespan and Crossroads for making this week of Weld to Work possible and for being such amazing community partners!

Special thanks and shout to our committed and amazing Instructor, Luke Montes, and Teach Assistant, Mike Guadagni. You both are so awesome.

We’d also like to thank Skills for RI Future and Randstad Staffing for joining us at the graduation.

Learn more about Weld to Work and apply today! 

More questions? Please contact the Steel Yard at 401-273- 7101 and ask for the Workforce Coordinator or email

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