Bernews (Bermuda News) announces six Bermudians have been presented a scholarship by the Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Fahy, to attend Rhode Island’s New England Tech.
Occupational Therapy faculty members, Professor Nancy R. Dooley and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Rebecca L. Simon, recently co-authored an article with their colleague Kari Jeanette Koski of the University of Utah, entitled, “Valuable Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator Behaviors”. This article was recently published in Volume 44 Number 3 /2013 of Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitations now available on the www.metapress.com web site at http://www.metapress.com/link.asp?id=N162643R8159. Congratulations Nancy and Becky on your good work!
New England Institute of Technology Receives $2.5 Million Gran To Establish Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute
Through a $2.5 million grant provided by the US Department of Labor, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is now in its final stages of developing a Shipbuilding/Marine, Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to serve 400 unemployed individuals over the three year life of the grant. It will also afford New England Tech the opportunity to operate SAMI for years beyond the grant. In addition, the Rhode Island Foundation, through its Make It Happen RI initiative, donated $50,000 to New England Tech to assist in marketing the SAMI program.
The overall objective of SAMI is to offer eligible individuals the opportunity to enter the Institute and receive job information and educational services along with actual career based, hands-on laboratory experiences. Under the guidance of SAMI’s industry experienced staff, these individuals will be referred to pre-employment training programs, on-the-job training positions, or job opportunities in the shipbuilding/marine and advanced manufacturing industries. Courses of study will lead to the acquisition of needed credentials for these occupations. For those individuals who wish to further continue their studies, New England Tech will offer both associate and bachelor degree programs in related fields.
New England Tech has partnered with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division, Senesco Marine, Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, RI Manufacturers Association, and other employers in the state in the development of SAMI. This coordination will assist in the recruitment, screening, and training of individuals for these industries. Occupations being targeted include shipfitters, pipefitters, welders, machinists/CNC operators, engine and systems repair, electronics installation and repair, composites, and woodworking. Electric Boat and Senesco Marine have already made commitments to offer on-the-job training experiences and employment to successful program graduates.
SAMI will be centrally located at New England Tech’s Post Road campus in Warwick, Rhode Island, and will reach out to a variety of agencies and venues that serve the unemployed such as, the RI Department of Labor and Training, the Governor’s Workforce Board, two local Workforce Investment Boards, netWORKri, and community based and veterans’ organizations. For more information regarding the SAMI program, contact Fred Santaniello at 401-739-5000 or email@example.com
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit, technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students in over 35 associate, bachelor and master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.
Steve Kitchin Hits the Airways
Steve Kitchin, NEIT’s Vice President for Corporate Education and Training, was invited by RI Public Radio to serve as a panelist at a public discussion series called “Policy & Pinot” held on February 12th at the Providence Athenaeum on Benefit St., in Providence. The event was open to the public, and the program also aired on February 17th. Fellow panelists included David Abbott, Deputy Rhode Island Commissioner of Education, Katherine Bergeron, Dean of the College at Brown University, and John Hazen White, Jr., President of Taco, Inc. The discussion included how advances in technology have changed the types of skills needed to obtain a well-paying job. This special event was supported by the NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry.
New England Tech is pleased to announce that Joan T. Segerson of Coventry, Rhode Island, will join our staff on March 18, 2013 as the college’s Director of Development. Joan is a seasoned professional in philanthropy and has worked in this area with such organizations as VNA of Care New England, Cranston ARC, St. Mary’s Home for Children, Roger Williams Medical Center, AIDS Project RI, and the Providence Public Library.
Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bryant College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. She will be responsible for establishing and overseeing a development program including solicitations from individuals, corporations, and funding agencies. Joan will deepen, broaden, and solidify New England Tech’s relationship with alumni, business partners, funding agencies, and the greater regional community. The NEIT alumni golf tournament and other existing development activities will also be a major focus for Joan.
Please welcome Joan to New England Tech and provide her with any assistance you can offer her in fulfilling her new responsibilities here at the college.
Calling All Artists
TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of the students, faculty, and staff of New England Tech and share them with the rest of the college community. The concept of TechArts re-surfaced in the spring of 2004 when a committee of faculty and staff became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.
All New England Tech faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to showcase their artistic talents. Entries may include oils, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, theater costumes, puppets, ceramics, sculpture, manipulated images, acrylics, furniture, and artistic instruments. The art submission form may be found at http://library.neit.edu/artsatneit.html. The deadline for submission is March 23, 2013.
The TechArts exhibit will be on display from April 1 through June 8 and is free and open to the public. Art now has a permanent place in the library with a mix of works from the expanding number of arts-related courses that are now part of the NEIT curriculum. Stop by and enjoy the creativity and imagination of the artists who are part of the New England Tech community.
NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE LIST OF
“TOP UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS TO STUDY VIDEO GAME DESIGN FOR 2013″
BY THE PRINCETON REVIEW
EAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Thomas F. Wylie, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, announced that the college has earned a prestigious position on The Princeton Review’s just published-list saluting the best undergraduate schools in the United States and Canada to study video game design for 2013.
Compiled by The Princeton Review, one of America’s best-known education services companies, the 2013 list names 15 undergraduate schools in rank order (1 to 15) and15 undergraduate schools as Honorable Mentions. The Company also reported a companion list of top graduate schools to study video game design for 2013 highlighting 15 graduate schools in rank order and five as Honorable Mentions. The listings are shown below.
The Princeton Review chose the schools based on a survey it conducted in the 2012-13 academic year of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States and Canada. The Company’s 50-question survey asked schools to report on a range of topics from academic offerings and faculty credentials to graduates’ employment and professional achievements. Among the criteria The Princeton Review weighed to make its selections included: the school curriculum, faculty, facilities, and infrastructure, plus career services, student scholarships, and financial aid.
According to Wylie, “We are so pleased to receive this distinction from The Princeton Review. Our gaming faculty works tirelessly with students enrolled in our associate and bachelor degree programs in game design and game development technology. Our hands-on approach to learning coupled with a dynamic curriculum plus exciting gaming events and workshops prepare our students well as they enter this exciting field.”
Said Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President/Publisher, “It has long been our mission to help students find and get into the schools best for them. For students aspiring to become game designers, we highly recommend New England Institute of Technology as one of the best institutions to study and to launch a career in this field. We also salute the faculty and staff at New England Institute of Technology and the other schools on our 2013 lists for their exceptional academic and professional contributions to their students and to the industry of game design.”
The Princeton Review’s full report is accessible at www.princetonreview.com/game-design. It includes profiles of the schools with application information and links to the school sites.
This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on this project. PC Gamer has a feature on the list in its May issue. It is now available at www.pcgamer.com, and will arrive in subscriber mailboxes in mid-March and on newsstands April 2. The feature has information on the schools’ degree options, class offerings, prominent professors, and alumni, plus fun facts about the school programs.
The Princeton Review’s “Top 15 Undergraduate Schools To Study Video Game Design For 2013″ are:
1. University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
2. University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
3. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA)
4. Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
6. Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH)
8. Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah, GA)
9. The Art Institute of Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia / CAN)
10. Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
11. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)
12. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA)
13. Becker College (Worcester, MA)
14. New England Institute of Technology (East Greenwich, RI)
15. North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
Honorable Mentions (alpha order):
Bradley University (Peoria, IL)
Champlain College (Burlington, VT)
DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
Ferris State University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Full Sail University (Winter Park, FL)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
Miami University (Oxford, OH)
New York University / NYU-POLY (New York, NY)
Northeastern University (Boston, MA)
Oklahoma Christian University (Edmond, OK)
Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA)
The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX)
University of Wisconsin – Stout (Menomonie, WI)
Vancouver Film School (Vancouver, British Columbia / CAN)
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Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair for Adult Learners
New England Tech | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Register
New England Institute of Technology will serve as the venue for this exciting expo being conducted by STAND (Students Taking Action Now w/Determination).
STAND is the voice of adult learners in Rhode Island. Its mission is to advocate for increased access and better quality programs for adult learners to improve their literacy skills, learn English, develop career skills, and build their family’s literacy.
STAND has been working with the Rhode Island Career and Tech School-Based Coordinators (SBC’s) to offer a Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair at New England Institute of Technology, One New England Tech Blvd., East Greenwich, RI, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The expo will begin at 10:00 am with a tour of NEIT’s new East Greenwich campus. The first session of workshops will run from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The second session will take place from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.
There will be employers, industry partners, and organizations presenting information and workshops to both adult learners and high school seniors. Adult learners can sign up for two workshops choosing one of three topics offered in each session. Topics covered will include: Becoming a CNA, How to Move Up a Career Ladder in Healthcare, and Opportunities for Careers in the Care New England Network.
Register now! Adult learners and staff can register and attend at no cost. The purpose of this expo is to provide individuals with a better understanding of the numerous careers available in the healthcare field as well as an opportunity to network with employers and other adult learners. Registration is now open for the Healthcare Careers Expo & Fair.<<click to register
For those individuals who may be interested in furthering their education in the healthcare field, New England Tech offers programs in nursing, surgical technology, occupational therapy assistant technology, physical therapist assistant technology, clinical medical assistant technology ,respiratory care, health information management technology, and healthcare management. Course descriptions may be found on our website at www.neit.edu.
Questions may be directed to our Admissions office at 1-800-736-7744 or 401-467-7744.