How NEIT Conquers the Challenges of Educating Master of Public Health (MPH) Graduates

With rapid advances in research and changes in the social and environmental aspects of the 21st century¹, the public health community recognizes that innovative approaches must become the norm in educating MPH graduates.

A set of revised core competencies for public health education was issued in 2006 as a guide for graduate education in public health, geared towards “improving the quality and accountability of graduate public health education and training.”² Most recently, in 2014, the “Framing the Future” report states that “MPH degrees of the future will ground students in a rigorous, integrated, public health core and focus on specialized skill building in a defined area of expertise,”³  The report also projects that enrollment in the MPH degree will continue to grow as organizations and societies increasingly understand the value of population health.

By launching an online MPH degree in Rhode Island, NEIT is preparing MPH professionals of the future in  a couple of key ways:

  • The MPH degree is a professional degree focused on the interdisciplinary nature of public health,
  • The MPH degree applies management science principles along with public health science to prepare students to lead community efforts, engage with traditional and non-traditional partners to promote healthy communities and work in teams to address new or known social, environmental, physical or emotional public health threats.

NEIT’s MPH program also prepares graduates to address contemporary public health challenges through training in applied public health practice, working in teams with professionals from other disciplines, studying real case-studies, and spending significant time in specialized laboratories conducting hands-on work.  Additionally, students in the program study health disparities in real communities, using their data to inform policy, learn how to involve private partners and health care practitioners to bring resources together, and develop leadership concepts to break existing silos, test new grounds and challenge known practices.

NEIT’s MPH program is based on the practical applications of science and hands-on experiences using high technology. MPH topics are selected to prepare graduates to meet the needs of existing and emerging public health threats, such as natural disasters, an epidemic, Zika virus, HIV, a mercury spill or a mass shooting.

Ready to join the rapidly expanding field of heath care and make a difference in the world? Learn more about the Master’s in Public Health program at New England Tech, and start turning your passion into a great career.

¹Institute of Medicine, “The future of the public’s health in the 21st century”, The National Academies Press; 2003.
²Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Education Committee, “Master’s Degree in Public Health Core Education Committee, “Master’s Degree in Public Health Core
³Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPHP), “Framing the Future, A Master of Public Health Degree for the 21st century”, Revised Final Report, November 3, 2014.

Transportation Technology Events

The Access Road campus has been busy lately hosting a transportation networking event and several Mercedes presentations.

On Thursday, October 13th, NEIT held the annual campus cookout on the Access Road campus, which doubled as a networking event for Automotive and Marine Tech students looking for part-time work. 7 companies interacted and spoke with students about automotive and marine part-time jobs. NEIT would like to thank Balise, CarMax, Enterprise, The Hinckley Company, Bald Hill Dodge, UPS, and Flood Ford for spending a few hours with our students and enjoying the cookout.

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On Tuesday, October 18th, Brandon Ames from Custom Training Group presented to automotive students about the Mercedes Drive training program. It is a 16-week training program geared towards graduates from the Automotive technologies. Thank you to Brandon for sharing the information!


Veterinary Nursing in Action


It’s National Veterinary Technician Week October 16 THRU 22. We would like to thank our VETERINARY TECHNICIAN students, graduates, faculty, and staff, who work closely with veterinarians to ensure the best quality medical care for our pets.


News from Career Services: Week of 10/10/16

New Hires!

Apprentice for Stedman & Kazounis Plumbing & Heating, Charlestown, RI (PLBH)
2 Designers for West Elm – a branch of Williams-Sonoma, Providence, RI (IDB)
2D/3D Artist with Real Cool Productions, Mansfield, MA (GMW) Grad stated it is his “dream job”!
IT Associate with Horizon Beverage, Norton, MA (CYBT)


  • Middletown, RI – Audio Visual Technician position
  • Exeter, RI -Video Production (paid) Intern for students


  • West Greenwich, RI – Print Production Assistant. The role is great for grads from GMW and it features excellent starting pay.
  • Providemce, RI –  Graphic Designer
  • Cranston, RI – 3 open jobs for creative candidates: One is a Managerial role and two are for Graphic Designers.


  • Somerset, MA – Entry Level Technician
  • West Greenwich – Technicians and Service Writer
  • Middletown, RI – Entry level Technicians
  • Warren, RI – Technician
  • Merrimack, NH – Automotive/Welding Teacher
  • Mansfield, MA – Experience ASE Certified Technician
  • Newport, RI – Municipal Fleet Technician
  • Nantucket, MA – Technician
  • Warwick, RI – Automotive Combination Worker
  • Coventry, RI – Technician
  • Boston, MA – Fleet Mechanics, 2 openings
  • North Providence, RI – Technician
  • Franklin, MA & Wakefield, RI – 3 openings for Technicians

October 13th – annual Student Cookout at Access Road which was combined with a networking event for employers hiring AUT/AUB and MT students for part time work. Companies that attended were: Enterprise, UPS, Flood Ford, Boch Automotive, The Hinckley Company, Bald Hill Dodge, CarMax and Balise.


  • North Kingstown, RI – Vet Tech
  • Vet Techs are in very high demand, not just in the New England area, but across the country. We received a posting from a Veterinary Office in Northern Pennsylvania who were seeking our graduates.


  • Providence, RI – Security Intern position for CYBT students; $18/hr
  • Providence, RI – IT Infrastructure Internship that works well for IT Network Engineering and Cyber Security students.
  • Middletown, RI – Web Content Manager for candidates from either IT Software Engineering or Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design.


  • Pascoag, RI – Project Manager, Assistant Project Manager and CAD Drafter
  • Saunderstown, RI – Carpenter and Laborer
  • Chestnut Hill, MA – Project Manager
  • Attleboro, MA – Mechanical Designer, Sales Manager Trainee & Design Assistant
  • Wellesley, MA – Structural Drafter

Upcoming event: October 26th, 4:30 – 6:00 Employer Networking Night for CMT, ABT, BCC, ID & CET

News from Career Services: Week of 10/3/2016

New Hires!

  • R & D Engineering Technician for Hanna Instruments, Woonsocket, RI (ELTB)
  • Apprentice for Chris Electric, Newport, RI (ELY)
  • Electrical Designer for Electric Boat, Quonset Pt (ELY)
  • Engineer/Draftsman for Porter Machine, W. Greenwich, RI (MCTB)
  • Game Designer /R&D freelancer for MasonDogg Studios, Atlanta, GA (VDEB)
  • Field Service Engineer for MFL Group, Cumberland, RI (ELTB) – Traveling to Italy for training!
  • IT Support Technician Intern with East Bridgewater Public Schools, (ITN) – NEIT alum posted the role as he also landed a full time job with them from his Internship.



  • Animal Clinic in Warwick, RI posted two roles – Vet Tech and a Veterinary Receptionist that works for graduates from Animal Business Management in order to get a foot in the door with a veterinary clinic.
  • Vet Clinic in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Vet Tech.  NEIT Vet Techs continue to be in high demand.


Companies in the following cities have all expanded and are in need of Apprentices, Journeyman and Master Technicians.  All are struggling to find more workers!

  • Wakefield, RI
  • Providence, RI
  • Charlestown, RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • One company has various locations in RI, CT, MA

Additional Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology opportunities:

  • Carver, MA – Maintenance Mechanic
  • Bristol, MA – Plumber/Operations Manager
  • Boston, MA – Maintenance Technician
  • Storrs, CT – Building Services Manager
  • South Easton, MA – Field Service Technician


  • Providence, RI – Marketing and Accounting Internships
  • Cranston, RI – Project Support Specialist


  • A Health Center in Maine is seeking a Sleep Studies Technician.  This role works well for graduates from the Respiratory Care program.
  • A hospital in New London, CT recruiting Surgical Techs for the Maternity Unit OR.


  • A company in Taunton, MA posted a paid Computer Engineering Internship that is ideal for students in ITN or CYBT.
  • A company in E. Taunton, MA contacted NEIT to say that they are having explosive growth and they are looking for candidates from a variety of technical programs including IT Software and Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design.
  • A company in Southington, CT posted two jobs with NEIT:
    • Systems Administrator for graduates of IT Networking or Cyber Security
    • Software Developer Level I for graduates from IT Software Engineering or Game Development


Electronics Systems Engineering / Electrical Engineering Technology:

  • Providence, RI company is looking for Machine Builder/Programmer candidates ($40-50K).
  • Pawtucket, RI company is seeking candidates for both Engineering and Technician level positions.
  • Mansfield, MA company is seeking Maintenance Control Technicians paying $27-34/hr.  Great for our ELTB, ESTA, and ELY graduates.

Electrical Technology:

  • Canton, MA company has an Entry Level Technician position for ELY graduates interested in working with industrial electrical industry.
  • Fall River, MA company is seeking Electrical Technician candidates working with electrical controls and production equipment.



NEIT Library to host “Paranormal Realities”

johnsonThis year on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm in the Hall of Fame room the library will be presenting Keith & Sandra Johnson for our yearly Halloween event. Keith and his wife Sandra are self-proclaimed Demonologists who conduct “professional evidence-based investigations” for people who think they may have a haunting in their home.  They offer assistance “with the understanding of aspects of hauntings and the paranormal” and offer “assistance with identifying and removing spirits, both human and inhuman.”

Keith is also a published author of 3 book series on Demonology entitled Paranormal Realities. He has appeared on episodes of Ghost Hunters & Paranormal State. Keith & Sandra also have their own Cable Access show called Ghosts R N.E.A.R., a TV talk show that deals with paranormal topics and features interviews with local guests (paranormal investigators, authors, etc.) and on-location N.E.A.R. projects. Ghosts R N.E.A.R. is broadcast statewide in Rhode Island on Fridays at 8pm on channel 13 (Cox) & 32 (Verizon) and also (in Kent County, RI only) on Mondays at 7pm and Wednesdays at 8pm on channel 18 (Cox) & 31 (Verizon).

During the presentation, Keith and Sandra will discuss their investigations throughout the years with a power point presentation. They will also play EVP’s (Electronic Voice Phenomena) or spirit recordings they have picked up over the years during their investigations of haunted locations.

Also, they will bring along as a special guest speaker one of New England Tech’s own instructors Lisa Dowaliby! Lisa is the co-chair for the Animal Business Management program at New England Tech.  Lisa has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and is currently part of Keith’s investigative team.

Spread the word! Tell your friends & family!!

WordCamp RI Featured On Rhode Island WPRI The Rhode Show

WordCamp RI is happening this Friday and Saturday, September 30 & October 1 at the New England Tech East Greenwich campus.

Watch the video below to hear what WPRI’s The Rhode Show and our very own Ajay Coletta and Tim Henry have to say about it – then click HERE to learn more.

News from Career Services: Week of 9/19/16

New Hires!

  • Electrical Technician for Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ELY)
    Web Designer for Acushnet Alternative Heating, Acushnet, MA (GMW)
    Assistant Project Manager for CAM HVAC, Smithfield, RI (CMT)
    Convergence Technician for Carousel Industries, Exeter, RI (CYBT). Carousel has hired many NEIT grads over the years!


Solar Jobs!!
Raynham, MA company seeking Entry Level Apprentices
Westwood, MA company seeking Solar Installer Technicians
New Bedford, MA company hiring Project Managers for their commercial and industrial projects


NEIT’s Annual Health Sciences Career Fair, is being held October 20, 2016
• To date: 18 employers attending – Several of the major health groups will be represented: Care New England, Lifespan, Southcoast Health, South Shore Health, & Stewart Healthcare

A Woonsocket, RI office is looking for a Medical Assistant.


A private school in Westerly, RI posted a role for a part-time Technology Technician that would work well for a student in any of the IT programs.
A company in Norton, MA reached out to Career Services with a role for an IT Associate. The job is well-paid and a good fit for IT Networking grads.
A Massachusetts public school posted a Paid Internship for IT Networking and Cyber Security.


A Providence, RI company posted a role for an E-Commerce Developer. Position works well for students from Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design and also IT Software Engineering.
A credit union in Smithfield, RI posted a full-time Digital Marketing Specialist position – a great fit for GMW grads


Boston, MA – several openings ideal for DMP graduates in all areas of Broadcast
Chicopee, MA – Production Assistant
Providence, RI – Digital Content Producer
Warwick, RI – Digital Media Intern (part-time paid)


A company in Attleboro, MA is seeking MCT candidates for Engineering Technician and Process Engineering Technician roles.
A company out of Irving, CA is recruiting for Technical Support Engineer candidates to work remotely supporting their product line.


Automotive Technicians, full or part time at companies in the following cities:

  • East Greenwich, RI and Narraganset, RI
  • Warwick, RI
  • Nantucket, MA
  • Ayer, MA and Narragansett, RI –also looking for a Manager
  • Raynham/Taunton MA & Providence, RI
  • West Kington, RI – graduate of NEIT owns this shop and wants to hire a Technician
  • North Kingstown, RI – looking for a Class A Experienced Mechanic
  • Marlborough, MA – Vehicle Equipment Installers

Experienced and Entry-level Auto Body Technicians needed at companies in the following cities:

  • Easton, MA
  • West Warwick, RI
  • Johnston, RI
  • Warwick, RI
  • Marlborough, MA
  • Providence, RI – Metal Finisher/Painter

Marine Technicians needed at companies in the following cities:

  • Tracy’s Landing, MD
  • Commack, NY
  • Marmoneck, NY

Health Sciences Fair

The Career Services Office will be hosting the annual Health Sciences Fair on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The fair will be held on the 3rd floor in Tech Way from 10 am to 12:30 pm.  This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers! Students from all quarters and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend:

Attending companies (as of 10/3/2016):

*Please note: This event is for NEIT students and graduates only and is not open to the public.

Industry Links Week

Each year, Heating Department Chair Ron Como brings students together with leaders in the heating industry through classroom presentations and site visits during “Industry Links Week”. This year, from September 12th through September 15th, heating students enrolled in the Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology and Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology programs were able to visit with several local companies: Heat Transfer Products, in New Bedford, MA, Modine Heaters in West Kingston, RI, and AMTROL, in East Greenwich, RI. During class time, Chief Mechanical Inspector for the RI Department of Labor & Training, Nick Ranone, addressed the class, as well as Henry Roma, Regional Manager for Santoro Oil Company. The heating industry has seen a burst in job opportunities as qualified candidates continue to be in high demand across all trades. New England Institute of Technology would like to thank all of the companies who were involved in making Industry Links Week a success!


Photo is from the 2015 plant visit to AquaMotion in Warwick, RI.