Closing The IT Gender Gap – Technology Isn’t “Nerdy!”

Women In IT Infographic

The IT industry is one dominated by men, and it seems the reason may be entirely superficial.

In a 2005 study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, it was reported that most women thought of “geeks, pocket protectors, and … a lifetime of staring into a screenwriting computer code” when asked about the IT field.

These days the number of women enrolling in IT programs is changing – but is it happening quickly enough? Check out this infographic from Best Computer Science Schools and see for yourself!

Here’s a Special note from Carolyn at WonderofTech via Earnest ParentingThe infographic is incorrect about the world’s first programmable computer. That was actually the Colossus, used at Bletchley Park, England to help break the German Enigma code during World War II. The computer was kept a secret until after the Cold War as it continued being used by the UK to break Soviet Union secret codes.

Carolyn continued: Until the Colossus was revealed in the 1990′s, most of the world believed that IBM created the world’s first programmable computer.

Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute and New England Institute of Technology Signed Two New Articulation Agreements

As it continues to seek access to higher education for qualified students, The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) and New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island, signed two new articulation agreements last month.

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The technical schools now have articulation agreements in Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Information Technology Network Engineering.

The agreements facilitate BTVI’s students’ matriculation from the Information Technology Management Associate’s degree program into New England Tech’s Information Technology Network Engineering and Information Technology Cyber Security Bachelor’s degrees programs.  The small, private college has approximately 3,000 students of which 30 are Bahamians.

Social Media Could Play A Risky Role In Job Search

In today’s employment market, social media plays a very important and sometimes dangerous (risky) role.

social media advice for studentsIt is imperative for job seekers to take a good look at their online images and how they portray themselves to potential employers.  Recruiters and hiring managers tell Career Services that some of the reasons why candidates do not get selected for an interview with the company – even though they were highly qualified – was that they had “Googled” the candidate and found questionable pictures and words on their wide-open Facebook page or Twitter Account.

Many candidates will never know that the reason they may have been looked over for a position or a promotion was due to something they had posted or a picture that is online for everyone to see.   Some simple words of advice: keep your online image squeaky- clean!

To read the entire article from The New York Times, click here!

Tech News || Fall 2013

The Fall 2013 issue of Tech News is now available!

Tech News Fall 2013

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Why Do Employers Hire New England Tech Grads?

During a recent visit, we asked some local employers why they hire New England Tech grads. There were a variety of answers, but they all came down to a single idea: New England Tech grads are prepared with a top-notch education that allows them to hit the ground running on their first day.

To find out what they had to say, check out the video below.

And don’t forget, Tuition Freeze ends December 31! If you enroll for classes and start by January 2014 your tuition will not increase while in continuous enrollment at New England Tech.

For more information, call our Admissions Office at (800) 736-7744.

New England Tech’s Tuition Freeze Ends December 31!

We asked current New England Tech student Kenny Jaramillo what attracted him to New England Tech. In addition to wanting to prepare himself to “land a great career, not just another job,” Kenny was also attracted to New England Tech by our Tuition Freeze program. If you enroll by December 31, 2013,  your tuition at New England Tech will not increase as long as you are continuously enrolled at the college.

To hear more about what Kenny has to say about his experience at New England Tech, check out the video below!

New England Tech Offering Bachelor Degrees In Graphics, Multimedia And Web Design

New England Tech will offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW)  Technology.

Rhode Island GMW programs

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Beginning in April, 2014, this program will complement the existing Associate in Science degree program in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design (GMW) Technology.

The NEW GMW bachelor degree program will build upon the core design and technical skills developed in the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology’s associate degree program.

The bachelor’s program is designed to prepare students for employment in a wide variety of emerging new media careers. Students will develop interdisciplinary skills combining web content management systems, ePublishing, branding, packaging design, search engine optimization, web video, and social media marketing.

Cross-platform delivery via ePub and mobile devices will be emphasized. Creative  Content development, media literacy, marketing, writing, and UI/UX design, will support each student’s “branded” portfolio and personalized career path.

GoldieBlox Promotes Women In Male Dominated Fields

Goldibox, a toy company created by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, is doing more than just producing education toys.

They’re producing a set of toys – and books – that introduce little girls to various male dominated fields, such as engineering and construction, and promote the idea that there should be more than “just the pink aisle” in the toy store.

In addition to their great idea, they’ve also come up with a stellar video that’s gone viral.

Rolls Royce To Use 3D Printing To Create Jet Engine Parts

Image of Rolls-Royce engine plant Aerospace company Rolls Royce has announced that they’re looking into developing jet engines using the highly popular 3D printing method.

The thought process behind using 3D printing to create the engines is that it will decrease production time as well as the weight of the pieces used to manufacture the engines.

Dr. Henner Wapenhans, an executive at Rolls Royce, conceded that while they’re still a few years away from being able to finalize the process, the idea of printing an entire engine could cut the production time down from 18-months to 1 week. Dr. Wapenhans also theorizes that using 3D printing could potentially enhance the design of the engines, saying,

“3D printing opens up new possibilities, new design space. Through the 3D printing process, you’re not constrained [by] having to get a tool in to create a shape. You can create any shape you like. There are studies that show one can create better lightweight structures, because you just take the analogy of what nature does and how bones are built up – they’re not solid material.”

3D printing can be learned as part of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at New England Tech.

The Next Phase of 3D Printing – Food

The innovative world of 3D printing is about to get even more interesting. It turns out that there’s not one but two companies that are racing to be the first to finalize the process of creating 3D printed food.

3D printed chocolate.

By combining liquid and “melted foodstuffs” such as chocolate or dough, these two companies have figured out ways to create nuggets in novelty shapes, chocolate bars, and cakes with messages inside.

3D printing is one of the many courses learned in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at New England Tech.