Four NEIT Women Grads Blazing Nontraditional Career Paths Doing What They Love

For more than 75 years, New England Tech has supported women in gender-breaking stereotypes and glass ceilings – by helping them launch successful careers in what were once thought of as “men’s fields.” Here’s our salute to four courageous and determined New England Tech graduates who are making waves and redefining industries while doing what they love.

Elizabeth Bergeron – Video Games Designer
Elizabeth came to New England Tech with a clear career goal in mind – to break into the male-dominated game development industry. Not only that, she set her sights on becoming a successful designer in the world’s epicenter for game design – Seattle, Washington. And that she did – quickly.

“It’s amazing to come into work every day and work with brilliant people that are passionate about the project that they are working on”

A 2012 graduate of New England Tech, Elizabeth landed a position with ArenaNet, a video game developer and subsidiary of NCSOFT, which developed the online role-playing game series Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2–massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Currently, Elizabeth is in charge of overseeing all test work done on all aspects of Guild Wars 2, which has sold more than three million copies. She was previously the Quality Assurance (QA) Lead in charge of the first Guild Wars 2 expansion, Heart of Thorns.

Anne-Marie Rosario Flores – is Unafraid of Bias, and Cleaning Up
Rosie the Riveter was a fictional woman munitions worker of World War II. Then came Lillian Baumbach, recognized as America’s first female master plumber in the 1950’s. Now Woonsocket has its own queen of the trades, “Anne the Plumber.” Based on years of study and experience, Anne-Marie Rosario Flores can show you her license as a master plumber and an impressive roster of satisfied customers.

Flores started working at a young age in a variety of occupations, including church jobs and working with nuns. She then became a demolitions expert in Boston with North American Site Developers, a national construction company. In 2004, having gained on-site experience in several trades, she decided to go into plumbing.

“I like working with my hands, dirty work doesn’t bother me and plumbing offers good pay,” she said. “So, I enrolled at New England Tech, graduated, and went to work for various master plumbers earning the experience necessary to pass the state license examinations.”

By 2014, Anne-Marie opened her own statewide plumbing business – Anne the Plumber – based in Woonsocket. “It’s a tough road for anyone,” she said, “but it’s extra tough for a woman in a male- dominated trade. ‘Whadaya know about it?’ a lot of guys would say. But then I show them that I know a lot, and everything is OK.

In its first three years, Flores’ company has grown to include three master plumbers, an apprentice, and an office administrator. The company primarily serves residential properties, but it also serves dental offices, charter schools and assisted-living complexes throughout much of Rhode Island.

Kierstyn Ebbeling – and the Art of Fusion and Ship Building
Wearing a helmet and wielding a fiery torch is in all in a day’s work for Kierstyn Ebbeling, who completed an eight-week welding training program at New England Tech that helps unemployed Rhode Islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries.

The Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at NEIT recruits, screens and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants. “I’d always been interested in mechanical things, but, being a small-framed woman, my options were limited,” Ebbeling says. “The SAMI program opened me up to the world of welding, which I had tried in high school and really enjoyed, but had never thought of as a career path.”

Kierstyn can’t believe how far she’s come since beginning the training program in March. “I love welding. I could do it all day. It’s incredible to be able to go and work at Electric Boat and have them set me up with welding right away,” she says. “To get into shipbuilding is a dream come true.”

Brittaney Lanphear – Gets Under the Hood
Brittaney Lanphear graduated with an associate degree in Advanced Automotive Technology in 2015, and she’s already making her mark in this traditionally male-dominated industry. She loves to share her passion for her work and enjoys the respect and empowerment she’s so rightly earned.

Brittaney is employed as an automotive technician at Mulzer’s Car Care in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, a position she landed before her graduation from NEIT’s Automotive Tech program.

“The work setting provides change and new challenges on a regular, if not daily, basis. The automotive field is rich with employment opportunities,” she says. “This type of work provides a true sense of accomplishment and empowerment for women. At my job, I’ve experienced so many positive interactions with my fellow workers who offer words of encouragement and assistance – and often ask me for assistance with tough jobs.”

 

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Automotive Student Works to Finish What His Father Started

Kyle Delaney is perfect example of what happens when passion meets determination. He is currently enrolled at New England Institute of Technology in the Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance program, set to graduate in June 2017. But his story reaches far beyond the confines of campus.

Delaney is in the process of restoring a 1949 Ford F1; a project that was originally started by his father and a close family friend back in the early 1970s, and that he and his father have now been working on since Delaney was about 16. His penchant for fixing things started at a young age, with his father being the main influence of his interests.

“I’ve always been around cars and trucks my whole life. My father worked as a construction worker and he used to always give me rides in the machines when I was little. I think that, plus the vehicles we have had throughout my life, whet my appetite for everything mechanical. When I was six, I got my first dirt bike and there were days I would ride it and try to fix it if it was broken from first thing in the morning until the sun went down.

Once I started getting into cars and learning more about them, I started to go to a lot more car shows and read more about car related news. After going to a couple shows I really began to like and respect the older vehicles more than today’s vehicles.”

Delaney provided some insight into the history of this project, which was originally started by Delaney’s father, and Dan, who was a father figure to the elder Delaney.

“My grandfather died when my father was younger, I believe 11 or 12. Dan basically was the one who showed my father how to do things around the house and in Dan’s free time, when he needed some extra cash, he would work on people’s cars and my father would help him out. Around the same time frame that my grandfather died, Dan bought a truck from a guy who lived down the road; a 1949 Ford F1. Dan wanted to rebuild the truck to have fun in and drive around town. In their free time Dan and my dad would work on it. Along the way, Dan showed my father how to rebuild brakes. They then sanded it all down, fixed all the rot and imperfections, painted it with primer, and rebuilt what else needed to be rebuilt.”

After Delaney’s father graduated from high school, the F1 was moved to a friend’s garage. The restoration was cut short when the garage collapsed on the vehicle, crushing the frame and rendering it all but totaled. Dan dismantled the truck, but kept everything together, and it remained by that garage for almost 30 years.

“I was talking to my dad one night and we both agreed we’d like to get a project car to work on in our free time. Around that time, Dan got back into touch with my dad. Dan still lived in Portsmouth, RI with his wife, Mim, down the street from where my dad grew up. He got into contact with my father after learning he had pancreatic cancer. Thirty-one days after he found out, he died. After the funeral my father made it a point to go see Mim every weekend we could. One day we got on the subject of my father and I getting a project vehicle and she said, ‘You know, Danny still has all the parts for that Ford truck you guys used to work on. You guys can have it all if you want.’”

And so a new generation was introduced to the 1949 Ford F1 project. This time around it was especially challenging considering the truck was in pieces, and some of it was unsalvageable.

“I started with miscellaneous parts that ranged from the original seat to the original windshield that still shows the 1969 Rhode Island State Inspection sticker. I only had the doors and a couple fenders for the outside.

I had a vision of having a perfectly restored 1949 Ford F1 that was all stock. The only problem with that was all my sheet metal, like my bed, front fenders, and cab, sat outside for 30 years, not even a mile from Narragansett Bay. Most of it was rotted away and the chassis was nowhere in sight. I basically had to start off by finding what I needed.

I ended up finding a 1949 Ford F1 chassis that was listed for sale in Connecticut. We bought it and began assembling it in my garage. At first I really struggled because I had no clue where most of the parts went. It wasn’t until a coworker of mine gave me a manual he had for these trucks that I was able to assemble it correctly.”

Delaney also purchased a parts truck, a 1948 Ford F2, to help slowly piece the original truck back together. The main reason for the purchase was the engine, but he found some automobile history on the doors of the cab in the process.

“I found them with a full coat of primer over the letters and paint and could see through the primer what resembled letters. I sanded down the primer lightly and began to find more and more letters. The best part is both doors match. I used the cab from the truck as a donor cab since mine was completely rotted out.”

Kyle Delaney with doors off of a 1948 Ford F2, from Russell’s Engine Rebuilding in Cambridge, MA

Delaney did his homework. He contacted the Cambridge, Massachusetts Historical Society, sent them pictures of the doors, and received a response within the hour. They sent him photos of the building and some of the vehicles the business used to promote the company.

“Apparently that guy’s business was huge in Cambridge! The company’s name is Russell’s Engine Rebuilding and it was in business from the Model T era to the mid-1970s. They would do full engine rebuilds and mechanic work in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

Images provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

 

Image provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

As his love of antique cars grew, Delaney decided to pursue a career in the automotive industry and enrolled at New England Institute of Technology. His experience at New England Tech has provided him with the fundamentals of design, theory of operation, and servicing techniques of the many systems and system components of today’s automobiles, but he has been fortunate to apply the same techniques to help him get his antique Ford running.

“Right off the bat, I started my experience at NEIT by rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 for my truck in the Engines Lab. I took what I learned in my other classes, like electrical, and completely rebuilt the electrical system, my drive-line related class, and rebuilt the brakes and rear differential, and welding, by re-welding patches and other little pieces like a crack in one of my original steel wheels that had the Ford logo stamped into the center.”

Delaney has his truck to the point where he is able to hop in and ride around his neighborhood, but he still has a long way to go.

“If I was to try and find parts for this truck in the Midwest where nothing really rots, they are all usually dented and destroyed since these trucks were made to be worked on a farm.

I have everything assembled on it to drive down the road, the only things I need to buy for it are running boards, a bed, and to completely paint it. My goal is to completely finish this truck and drive it around to car shows and to mainly have fun with it.”

A combination of cost and model rarity are Delaney’s final hurdles to get over to achieve his dream of owning a fully restored 1949 Ford F1, and continuing the legacy that his father, and Dan, started almost 40 years ago. Considering the amount of time, effort, and passion he has put into this project thus far, there is no doubt he will succeed.

Delaney working in his garage at home in Middletown, RI.

 

The 1949 Ford F1, so far.

 

*Kyle also let us know that today, January 25th, just happens to be his father’s birthday, so New England Tech would like to wish Mr. Delaney a very Happy Birthday!

News from Career Services: Week of 1/16/17

New Hires!

  • Mechanical Engineer at Saint Gobain, Bristol, RI (MCTB)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician with Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ESTA)
  • Design Engineer with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT (MCTB)
  • IT Engineer with Atrion, Warwick, RI (CYBT)
  • Tech Support role with CVS Corporation, Cumberland, RI (GDSB) – He hopes to build his resume with this role and then move up into higher level roles.
  • Paid IT Internship with Providence Mutual Insurance, Warwick, RI (CYBT)

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • An Animal Hospital in Warren, RI is hiring a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – NAVTA – posted another 11 Vet Tech jobs for roles that are across the US.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A news station in Providence, RI is seeking graduates for a Multimedia Journalist.
  • A vacation tour company in Pawtucket, RI posted a paid Full-Time Video Intern position for students.
  • A radio communications company in Norwich, CT has posted an Announcer position.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • A manufacturer in Somerville, MA is seeking ELY & ESTA candidates for their Electrical Build Team.
  • An intelligence manufacturer in N. Kingstown, RI has posted 1st & 2nd shift Calibration Technician positions for ESTA students and graduates.
  • An employment agency has a client in Cumberland, RI seeking ELY candidates for a Panel Wirer role.
  • A clean energy company in Warwick, RI posted 2 positions for ELY grads: Licensed Journeyman & Apprentices for residential and solar projects.
  • An electric company in Johnston, RI is recruiting ELY grads for Apprentice Electrician positions.

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS and REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS

  • A growing HVAC business in Bristol, CT is looking to hire 2 Plumbers.
  • A fire protection company in West Warwick, RI is in need of a Plumbing Apprentice.
  • A provider of professional engineering, consulting and project management services for infrastructure projects in Groton, CT is recruiting for HVAC /Refrigeration Technicians.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A credit union in Westerly, RI posted a role for an IT Analyst.
  • A cyber-security firm in Providence, RI posted roles with NEIT seeking Security Operations Analysts for locations in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Georgia. There is excellent pay for this role.
  • A major wireless and telecommunications company in Providence, RI posted a role for Technical Support.

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • An antiques company in North Kingstown, RI posted a role for a Paid Marketing Intern.
  • A wholesale warehouse in Johnston, RI posted a well-paid Internship for students in GMW who are skilled in Website Design and Search Engine Optimization.

ABT / CET / CMT / BCC

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • West Kingston, RI – Drafter/Designer
  • CT, MA & RI – Automatic Door Service Technicians
  • Mansfield, MA – Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers
  • North Kingstown, RI – Drafters

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A physician’s office in Cranston, RI posted a role for a Medical Assistant
  • A respiratory product company in Norwood, MA posted a role for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Seeking COTA candidates at a Health Center in E. Providence, RI

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • Cranston, RI – Experienced Technician
  • Warren, RI – Marine Mechanics and Yard Help
  • East Falmouth, MA – Marine Technician
  • Shrewsbury, MA – Vehicle Inspector
  • North Kingstown, RI & North Smithfield, RI – Service Technicians
  • Portsmouth, NH – QuickLane Technicians, Auto Body/Paint Techs and QuickLane Advisors
  • Warwick, RI – Car Detailer

News from Career Services: Week of 1/2/17

New Year = New Hires!

Here’s the latest news of graduates who have recently obtained employment!

  • Social Media Associate for the Better Business Bureau, Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT (DMP)
  • Machine Operator at Ecological Fibers, Pawtucket, RI (BCC)
  • Engineer Building Auditor hired by RI Army National Guard (ABTB)
  • Systems Administrator with Collette Vacations in Pawtucket, RI (ITN)
  • Jr. Software Engineer with the Department of Defense (through the Navy) (ITS)
  • Software Developer with AIPSO, Johnston, RI (ITS)
  • Social Media/Graphics position with New England Publishing Company, Swansea, MA (GMW)
  • HVAC Apprentice – RACH grad interviewed with Regan Heating/AC and was offered the job the next day!
  • December 2016 MT grad completed a 6-week internship with Herreshoff Marine Museum restoring antique boats. Due to his work, he was referred to Bristol Boat Company, Bristol, RI and was hired as a Shop Assistant to restore and construct yachts.
  • RI Engine Company, Narragansett, RI hired a WEL student for a Paid Internship – first internship for the program and first woman! Company also hired a MT Intern in the summer then made him permanent employee in September.
  • Many of the MLT grads are finding work before we even meet with them! This is an excellent career choice with significant job opportunities. 4 graduates were recently hired as Lab Techs at area hospitals:
    • Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI
    • Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI
    • UMASS Memorial, Worcester, MA
    • South County Hospital, Wakefield, RI

Here’s a collection of job opportunities that employers contacted the Career Services about this week:

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • A publishing company in Swansea, MA posted 3 Internships for GMW students. The owner has 3 interns now and he is “extremely happy with NEIT students.”
  • A retail facility in Cumberland, RI posted a role for a paid E-Commerce Intern

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Help wanted! Positions are open in the following areas:

  • Warwick, RI – Technician
  • East Providence, RI – Oil/Lube Technicians and Service Advisors
  • Franklin, MA – Maintenance Tech (part time)
  • Braintree, MA – Mechanic (part time)
  • New London, CT – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Tiverton, RI – Mercedes-Benz Technician
  • Groton, CT – Technician
  • Beverly, MA – Lube Technician

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Many medical facilities are seeking Medical Assistants (MAA). A job came in today from a facility in Providence, RI seeking a Medical Assistant for the Pediatric Division.
  • A major health care provider in the area posted 4 open jobs for Respiratory Therapists (RC)
  • A Surgical Technician is needed in Newton, MA (ST)
  • An eye care facility out of Boston, MA is seeking both Surgical Tech & RN candidates (ST/NUR)

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

  • Local company has a Field Service Engineer position for the New England area
  • 2 positions for Technicians in Canton and Tauton, MA at $20-27/hour
  • Company in East Greenwich, RI has an opening for an Applications Technician
  • Company in Foxboro, MA has 2 openings: Electro-Mechcanical Technician & Repair Technician

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

Positions available in:

  • Providence, RI – Sales Manager and Account Executive
  • Middletown, RI – Multimedia Specialist
  • Senator Bernie Sanders – Press Assistant
  • Willimantic, CT – Evening DJ/Production Director
  • Providence, RI – Talk Show Host

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company out of Brockton, MA came out with 3 jobs in hand for ITS roles:
    Applications Developer / Supply Chain Systems Analyst / eCommerce Systems Analyst
  • A local retailer’s corporate office in North Kingstown, RI posted 3 jobs:
    Technical Support Specialist / Supply Chain Applications Support / SR Application Support Manager
  • An insurance company in Warwick, RI posted 2 paid internships:
    Help Desk and Network Support / Programmer Intern
  • A government branch posted a Paid Internship position for CYBT students.
  • A company in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Web App/Software Developer.
  • A local municpality posted a role for a Technology Support Technician
  • A Manager from Hasbro Toys, Pawtucket, RI came out to campus to give a presentation to GDS and VGD students. He announced that he needs 2 – 3 Game Design Interns to take on roles at Hasbro Toys.
  • A Cyber Security grad is working for a company in North Providence, RI and stated that the company has 2 NEIT interns now and plans to bring in more with the hopes of hiring them full time.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • A national organization posted over 10 jobs for Vet Tech roles across the US!

ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, CIVIL ENGINEERING, & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Positions available with multiple companies in:

  • Providence, RI – looking for Construction Technician
  • Providence, RI – seeking CET candidates for a Survey Rod Technician
  • Avon, MA – looking for a Jr AutoCAD Drafter
  • Boston, MA – seeking Repair & Maintenance Technicians
  • Lewiston, ME – looking for a Construction Field Engineer
  • Lincoln, RI – seeking a Project Manager/Estimator
  • Westport, MA – recruiting grads for an Estimator/Assistant PM
  • North Smithfield – needs a CAD-Cabinet Vision Drafter
  • Portland, ME – recruiting for a Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Providence, RI – looking for a MEP Revit CAD Drafter

BUILDING TRADES TECHNOLOGIES

Electrical Technology:

  • Electric company in Narragansett, RI is seeking ELY grads for a Licensed Electrician and Generator Technician
  • An energy company out of Costa Mesa, CA is seeking Field Service Technicians to work on renewable energy systems, specifically photovoltaic systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy storage systems for the New England territory.
  • An electric company in Wyoming, RI is looking for a few more Apprentice candidates

Plumbing, Heating & Gas / Refrigeration, Heating & Gas:

Positions available in:

  • Watertown, MA – Inside Sales Tech/Rep
  • Kingston, RI – Facilities Engineer
  • Middletown, CT – HVAC Technician
  • Johnston, RI – Plumbing Apprentice
  • Smithfield, RI – Plumbing Apprentice (reposted due to volume!)

 

**PLEASE NOTE: This listing is to provide readers with an overview of the types of positions available to NEIT students and graduates. The Career Services Office maintains specific information pertaining to the employment opportunities.

Transportation/Welding Career Fair Scheduled for February 14, 2017

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 9 am to 12 pm, the Career Services Office will be hosting its annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on the Access Road Campus – 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI 02886. Last year, this event brought in over 30 companies from across the region, making it our largest employer turnout to date. A mix of automotive, automotive service management, auto body and marine companies are invited to attend, and new this year, welding companies have been included in the event.

This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, so take advantage of this great networking opportunity! Current students and alumni from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: Automotive, Automotive w/ High Performance, Collision Repair, Marine, Automotive Service Management, and Welding Engineering Technology. Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire.

If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x 3458.

List of attending companies (as of 2/13/2017):

 

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

News from Career Services: Week of 12/12/16

New Hires!

  • Apprentice Electrician with Advance Electrical, Smithfield, RI (ELY). Met with this grad on Thursday afternoon – had a job offer by the following Tuesday morning!
  • Engineering Technician for Dryvit Systems, W. Warwick, RI (MCTA)
  • Revenue Integrity Abstractor with Care New England in Warwick, RI (EMR) She is very excited and said it is the job that she has been hoping for and she even has Friday’s off!
  • Plumbing Apprentice for National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PBLH) Started part time prior to graduation.
  • Systems/Technology Consultant with Icorps Technologies, Boston, MA. (ITN)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A local college contacted NEIT seeking 2 Audio Visual Technicians to work at all campus locations.
  • A local company is seeking grads for Wedding Videographer/Editor.
  • Media company in Cleveland, OH is recruiting for a Digital Producer.
  • A college in Franklin, MA is seeking graduates for an Audio Video Engineer.
  • A local show on Cox/Verizon in RI is looking for a Freelance Videographer.
  • A wedding videography comapny New Bedford, MA is looking for Videographer/Editor candidates.
  • Representatives a church in Johnston, RI visited campus to inquire about hiring students to work at their large production facility for the congregation.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Boston posted 20 jobs for a Windows Migration Project for a large employer in Providence, RI. This type of work can really help grads to build their resumes for better roles.
  • A local college has a job opening for an IT Technologist that would work well for grads from IT Networking.
  • A home loan company in Newport, RI posted two more jobs with NEIT:
    Network Engineer – great job for someone from ITN or CYBT
    Business Analyst – this role is a good fit for someone from ITS

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Local sandwich shop in Warwick, RI reached out to NEIT for help with their website and menu. Hoping to hire a GMW student or graduate to assist them with the project.

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Bristol, RI – Classic Boat Restoration Shop Assistant
  • Wareham, MA – Marine Technician
  • Fall River, MA – Tire Technician

PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS / REFRIGERATION, HEATING & GAS

  • Plumbing Apprentices being sought for companies in Smithfield, RI, Woonsocket, RI, and Warwick, RI.
  • Test Technician needed in Danbury, CT
  • HVAC Apprentice needed in Providence, RI

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Healthcare Center in Dayville, CT posted a role for a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
  • A Detention Center in Central Falls, RI is seeking a Graduate Nurse (RNBN)
  • A facility in Woonsocket, RI posted 3 positions for NUR: Residential RN, Home Health Psychiatric RN and Part Time RN

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Uncasville, CT posted a Maintenance Electrician position for ELY grads
  • A town in Eastern RI is seeking a licensed Electrician/Maintenance Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

On Tuesday, November 29th, Business Management students and business professionals met in the Regan Lounge to participate in a Brunch Mock Interview session from 9a-11a.

New England Tech is Again Ranked Among Best Automotive Schools in the US

CJ Pony Parts names New England Tech automotive school on best in country list

For the second time this fall, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was ranked among the best automotive repair schools in the United States for the quality of its automotive technology degree programs for 2016-17.

Earlier this fall, NEIT landed on the best colleges list released by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), a leading higher education information and resource provider. More recently, NEIT was ranked among the best 40 automotive colleges, universities and trade schools by CJ Pony Parts, one of the oldest Ford Mustang parts and accessories retailers worldwide.

To develop its rankings, CJ Pony Parts started with a large collection of America’s public and private colleges, universities and trade schools, and then evaluated them based on closeness with the automotive industry, price, and livability using metrics from areavibes.com.

To determine the rankings compiled by the Community for Accredited Online Schools, CEO and founder Doug Jones says: “We analyzed data from thousands of colleges across the U.S. to determine its list of top schools. The Schools on this list offer excellent education programs for up-and-coming service technicians and mechanics, and are also committed to connecting students with job opportunities after graduation.”

New England Tech offers degrees in Automotive Technology, Auto Body Technology, and Marine Technology as well as on-campus and online Automotive Service Management degrees. Some degree programs can be completed in as little as 18 months and are designed to fit the schedule of working professionals.

For details on the data and methodology used for The Community for Accredited Online Schools best Mechanics degree program list, as well as a complete list of rankings click HERE; or to see the list of the CJ Pony Parts automotive school rankings visit: https://goo.gl/9Wl2Rr

#NewEnglandTechAutomotive #NewEnglandTechMarine

[image credit: CJ Pony Parts]

U.S. Air National Guard Selects New England Tech for Specialized Vehicle Repair Training

RI Air Guard personnel learning to use a scan tool to identify vehicle engine and electrical problems

NEIT’s Chris Platzer instructs RI’s Air Guard personnel on how to use a vehicle diagnostic scan tool

After a national search to find a qualified technical college or university to conduct specialized technical training for its Air Guard division, the National Guard selected NEIT to train personnel to troubleshoot and repair electrical fuel ignition systems for rapid response vehicles. It was the first such electrical training provided to the Air Guard.

Air Guard participants from seven Guard regions flew from as far as Alaska, Hawaii, and California for the weeklong training, which was held on campus from July 25 – 29, 2016.

The Director of Transportation Technology; Paul Harden worked with the faculty to create a condensed, tailored curriculum that combined theory with hands-on technical training. Each day, guard members took classes between 8:00 – 12:00 pm and then worked on technical exercises in labs between 1 – 5:00 pm. Four NEIT faculty members conducted various segments of the curriculum.

Participants worked on a military rapid response firetruck and a pick-up, although the curriculum and training were not vehicle specific. Instead, the training skills were designed to be transferable, so that Guard personnel could maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the more than 100 different vehicles it uses. Guard members learned to use such equipment as scan tools, to help identify internal engine and electrical problems in any vehicle.

“I was pleased the NEIT was given the opportunity to provide this specialized training to Guard units from around the country,” said Paul Harden.

This was not the first time NEIT was selected to provide specialized automotive training for the U.S. Military. In 2010, NEIT created a specialized program for the RI Army National Guard for the maintenance and repair of military Hummers. The National Guard plans to increase its partnerships with technical schools to provide additional on-site and off-site training for its personnel.

#AutomotiveTrainingAtNEIT

News from Career Services: Week of 10/31/16

New Hires!

  • Graphic Artist/Print Assistant with RI Distributing, W. Greenwich, RI (GMW)
  • IT Security Auditor with Sparrow, Johnson, and Ursillo, East Greenwich, RI (ITN/CYBT)
  • PLC/Engineering Tech with Contech Medical, Warwick, RI (ESTA) Grad put his resume on file on Monday and was employed by Thursday! He will be completing his AS degree in December!

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Several roles available at different companies in Providence, RI and Cranston, RI

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

  • Framingham, MA – Store Layout Designer
  • Providence, RI – Project Managers, CAD Operators and Designers
  • Milford, MA – Carpenters
  • Cambridge, MA – CAD/CAFM Specialist (5 yrs. experience)
  • Troy, NY – Mechanical and Electrical Engineer – using drafting experience
  • Pawtucket, RI – Jr. Project Manager & Field Restoration Technician

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • North Kingstown, RI – entry level and experienced AV Installation Technicians
  • Cleveland, OH – Sports Producer
  • Chicopee, MA – Master Control Operator candidates
  • New Bedford, MA – Editor & Videographer
  • Online company – Executive Producer for audio, podcasts and Internet TV

HEALTH SCIENCES

Physical Therapist Assistants:

  • Johnston, RI facility contacted NEIT – “we are very busy and are in need of PTAs!”

Medical Laboratory Technology:

  • A local health system is aggressively recruiting Certified MLT’s in a hospital laboratory; several openings in hematology, chemistry and generalist positions. “I would welcome the opportunity to speak to any potential applicants as we are seeing a shortage of techs across the state.”

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • A Massachusetts town posted a role for a part time Animal Control Officer.
  • A national association posted 11 jobs for Vet Techs that are across the US.

AUTOMOTIVE / MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Warwick, RI – seeking Technician candidates (AUT)
  • Pawtucket, RI – Mechanic Assistant (AUT)
  • North Attleboro, MA – Reconditioning Associate (AUB)
  • Annapolis, MD – looking for Marine Technology graduates for a Technical Standards Specialist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • The IT programs (ITN, ITS, CYBT) continue to be a heavily recruited area at NEIT. Positions are currently available in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut in various capacities from a Network Administrator to a Software Teacher for coding.

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!

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