RI SANS Cyber Aces State Championship

SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training. SANS goal in making these courses available as open courseware is to help grow the talent pool and accelerate the rate at which skilled cyber professionals can enter the information security industry – filling mission critical jobs currently going unfilled.

The course covers the three foundation areas of information security.

□ Networking □ Operating Systems Systems Administration

The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship

Top performers in the SANS Cyber Aces Online will be invited to an online State Championship on June 27, 2015, to compete for top honors and scholarships. Qualified participants will compete in SANS NetWars. SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Take the three free tutorial modules and online quizzes in SANS Cyber Aces Online before June 4, 2015, for an opportunity to be invited to the online championship.NEIT_Logo_282_136_TAG

QUALIFYING ENDS: June 4, 2015

AWARDS: New England Institute of Technology will award scholarships to the top three finalists.

Current New England Institute of Technology students is not eligible for scholarships and scholarships can only be applied to full time degree program at NEIT.

The Rhode Island SANS Cyber Aces State Championship is hosted in partnership with the New England Institute of Technology.

Visit www.cyberaces.org for more information.

 

National Robotics Week: igus Celebrates with Robot Block Party

We will be there.  Will you?

From Design News:

At the end of this week, which is National Robotics Week 2015, igus will celebrate by exhibiting at the Rhode Island Robot Block Party. The plastic bearings leader — which also makes cables, cable carriers, linear bearings, and linear guides — will demonstrate its robot-related products at the event and provide robot giveaways to lucky winners during the event on Saturday, April 11.

The second-annual Robot Block Party will take place at Brown University’s Pizzitola Sports Center, between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. It’s hosted by the Rhode Island School of the Future and the Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative at Brown. The non-profit Rhode Island Students of the Future uses youth robotics to engage young people in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and manufacturing through youth robotics.

More than 50 hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, and displays will be available at the party from schools, universities, companies, and non-profit organizations around the area, including Brown, the New England Institute of Technology, and Hasbro’s Animatronics Lab. Although this is a STEM event, all ages are welcome. The demonstrations and exhibit are focused on helping everyone, not just kids, discover how robots are being used in education, toy design, and manufacturing. You can find out more about the event and register for free tickets here.

Design News – STEM Connection – igus Celebrates National Robotics Week at the Robot Block Party.

Retirement Wishes to NEIT Employees

Over the past few months, several outstanding New England Tech employees have retired from the college after many years of service.  They will all be missed for their loyalty and dedication to serving NEIT students. The college community extends its best wishes to each individual for many healthy, happy years of retirement.

Stan Bailey, Chief Information Officer, 31 years

Felix Carlone, Building Contruction Department Chair, 30 years

Nick Murgo, Math and Science Department, 30 years

Ann Ricci, Academic Skills Center Director, 28 years

Ron Potvin, Automotive  Technology,  28 years

Norman Messinger,  Automotive  Technology,  27 years

Bob Dubuc, Math and Science  Department,  26 years

Lee Wesolowski, Information Technology Department, 16 years

Anthony Fossa, Student Accounts,  11 years

Norma Taylor, Admissions, 10 years

Professional Development Seminars for HS educators

New England Institute of Technology will offer an eight-week spring session of free Professional Development Seminars for high school educators beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.

Classes will meet weekly, at the East Greenwich campus from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Space is limited in each seminar, so if you are interested in any of the seminars listed, please respond as soon as possible.

The following seminars will be offered:

Advanced Photoshop

Participants will  learn more advanced compositing and workflow features in Photoshop.  Demonstrations will include using the pen tool for accurate masking, editing photographs non-destructively in the camera RAW plugin, compositing glass, and getting around Photoshop’s 3D compositing and rendering environment.  **Attendees should have basic working knowledge of Photoshop.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology Department

Class limit: 12 

At Your Best: Optimizing Your Professional and Personal Effectiveness

Using the most recent ideas in management and positive psychology, this workshop offers an understanding of and a framework for you to develop and be your best self, and to be more effective in your work/career and life.  Effectiveness is your ability to be successful in creating desired results or outcomes.  The workshop is applied, hands-on, and provides practical tools, which allow you to continue the development of your best self and effectiveness after the workshop.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Business Management Technology Department

Class limit: 20 

Personal Cyber-Security

In today’s world of interconnected digital devices, the security of one’s personal information and communications is an ever-increasing concern.  From computers to tablets to smart phones and wireless communications, participants will learn how to better protect their personal information and communications through a series of non-technical discussions and hands-on exercises.  Participants will have achieved a greater understanding of the potential threats lurking in the “digital shadows,” how to recognize them, and how to protect against them.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Materials required: 1 gb USB thumb drive 

Photoshop Web Design to HTML5 and CSS3

Participants will learn to design a web page interface using Adobe Photoshop CC and then build it using HTML5 and CSS3 code.  Topics covered include using Photoshop to design a web interface, slicing elements of the design in Photoshop and coding HTML5 and CSS3 to build and develop the web page.  Prior Photoshop knowledge is required.

This workshop will run on Mondays, beginning April 6.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Class limit: 10 

Using Video to Make a More Interactive Classroom

Participants will learn the basics of video/visual production – shooting/lighting, editing and graphics.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Digital Media Production Technology Department

Materials required: headphones, SD card grade 10

Class limit: 8 

To register for a seminar please forward the following information to Tarr Rugg’s attention at trugg@neit.edu:

Name
High School
Phone
Email

Title of Professional Development Seminar you would like to attend.

Once Tara has received your registration information, you will receive an email with confirmation.  If you are placed on a waiting list for a seminar, you will be notified of that as well.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or email, Tara Rugg.

Tara Rugg
Coordinator of High School Programs
New England Institute of Technology
2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886
800-736-7744 ext. 3377
trugg@neit.edu

New Program: Paramedic Technology

New England Institute of Technology is very excited to announce our latest Associate in Science degree program, Paramedic Technology!

The Associate in Science Degree in Paramedic Technology provides entry-level opportunities for students to pursue a career as top-level pre-hospital care providers. Paramedics provide for the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of their patients. Paramedics are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. They educate people to take proactive measures to ensure they live a healthier life.

Graduates of the NEIT Associate Degree in Paramedicine will enter into one of the fastest-growing employment markets in the United States. They are prepared to work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, home health care, long-term care, healthcare clinics, public health, and outpatient care. Graduates of the Associate in Paramedicine program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Paramedic Technology.

More Information | Apply Now

Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year

Congratulations to New England Tech’s very own, Amanda Metzger on being named SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year.

Amanda Metzger

Ms. Amanda Metzger at New England Institute of Technology

Amanda Metzger, a member of the SkillsUSA RI Board of Directors, has been with New England Institute of Technology for 12 years serving as the Special Events Coordinator for the Office of Admissions. In this time, Amanda has grown from volunteering with SkillsUSA RI contests to leading the colleges SkillsUSA RI effort.

Amanda’s spirit and persistence has been instrumental in expanding the college’s student post secondary SkillsUSA chapter.  Amanda’s commitment to SkillsUSA RI  has helped to develop confident student leaders.  New England Tech students have come to rely on her coaching and encouragement to guide them through the pressures of the championship.

Amanda’s leadership has also been in the development of new SkillsUSA RI contests as Refrigeration Air Conditioning, Marine Technology and Criminal Justice.

The development of the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation contest has lead to both RI high school and postsecondary team winning at the national level.

Business Management Programs Offer Hands-on Learning

5-Business MgtNew England Tech has redesigned its Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Business Management Technology (MGT) to address the management needs of the 21st century. Staying true to NEIT’s core mission and strength, the associate and bachelor degree programs emphasize hands-on lab experiences in technical, personnel, and decision making skills.  While these programs incorporate the course content and learning outcomes typically found in other collegiate business management programs, NEIT students experience a dramatically different approach to learning as all management classes have balanced lab and classroom sessions.

Utilizing unique lab learning experiences, all courses in the MGT curriculum include hands-on, applied lab experiences, in which students practice and develop skills, including technology, accounting and finance, marketing, effective communication, human resource processes, and team and project management. Students must demonstrate each skill at the end of the quarter.  While it is important for students to describe how to be an effective leader, it is more important to demonstrate that they can lead effectively.  These labs allow students world-of-work experience as they practice how they will perform in the workplace.

While emphasizing the technology used in today’s workplace such as Microsoft Office Suite and other business software, on the labs students also practice and develop skills that include effective teamwork and team leadership, decision making, values and ethical issues, negotiation, and interpersonal skills as well as decision making techniques where students develop analytical skills through a variety of lab assignments in which they analyze and respond to workplace scenarios.

In the associate degree course, “Effective Teams and Projects”, students simultaneously work on face-to-face and virtual teams, practicing team and related interpersonal skills.  In the bachelor’s level “21st Century Leadership” course, students lead a team of peers in several different scenarios that include brainstorming and conceptualizing, solving technical problems, and providing excellent service. Similarly, in the bachelor’s “Human Resource Management” course, using video cameras, students practice being interviewed and evaluate and receive feedback on their skills. They also interview others to expand their network. Students then demonstrate their effective interviewing skills at the end of the quarter.

A blend of face-to-face and online learning assignments and modules is used to mimic today’s workplace. A key learning goal of both management programs is to prepare graduates to proactively adapt to new technology. Several learning experiences require students to explore new mobile applications and software and, in some cases, teach what they’ve learned to their peers. Students also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in two capstone-like labs in both degree programs. 

Another key difference in NEIT’s business management programs is the small class size. In addition, the associate degree program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months, and the bachelor’s degree in as little as three years. Electives are used to develop deeper expertise and skills in a specific area and/or to prepare students for chosen certifications, such as Project or Contract Management.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Business Management Technology, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

More Information | Apply Now

Open House scheduled for April 14, 2015

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Criminal Justice Open House

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1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships

A GREAT PROGRAM: Pictured from left to right are Justin Suttles, Shawn Teague, William McCaffrey and Bill Cilli. They are standing around one of the cars used for practice in the automotive center. All agreed that taking home two first place wins is accredited to the amazing program offered at the Warwick Career and Technical Center.

From Warwick Beacon:

By KELCY DOLAN

Two Warwick students, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, finished first in the 2015 Ocean State Automotive Technology Competition.

Every year the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), along with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, hosts the statewide competition.

Students are chosen for the competition based on their grades and senior status. Shawn, from Pilgrim, and Justin, from Toll Gate, both in their final year of high school, have some of the top grades in their program.

“It was exciting to know that we were up against other kids who were the best in their programs, too,” Shawn said in an interview last week.

Bill Cilli, instructor for the Career Center’s Automotive Program, said both boys put in 20 to 30 hours of extra work to prepare for the competition.

“We would meet after school some days or on Saturdays when no one was around and they could really focus. They worked hard for this,” Cilli said.

Justin said that both he and Shawn had worked so hard they felt very confident at the beginning of the competition. Even if they were just a little nervous, they had “good standing” going in.

Justin believes more students could benefit from the center’s programs.

“Other students should want to be working with their hands, not just watching TV to learn something,” Justin said.

Shawn said, “More people should strive to be a part of this program. The workforce needs more people who are ready to work and have hands-on experience.”

As winners, Shawn and Justin received a Snap On toolkit and a paid trip to New York City to compete at the National Automotive Technology Competition on the weekend of April 6-8.

Cilli said that without NEIT’s help, his students, as well as others, wouldn’t ever have the chance to go to the national competition.

“New England Tech really stepped up for our students,” Cilli said. “They help give our students opportunities to be proud of their skills.”

Shawn and Justin also won $22,000 scholarships to NEIT.

“New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competition. They have a great degree program.”

The two students and their instructor, Cilli, said that there would be a lot of practicing between now and the national competition.

To Read the entire story visit The Warwick Beacon: 1st place winners in automotive contest awarded scholarships – Warwick Beacon.