RISTE Presents Partnership Awards to New England Tech staff

Rhode Island Society of Technology Educator (RISTE) presented partnership awards to Erin Flynn (Manager of Admissions Outreach) and Amanda Metzger (Special Events Coordinator) at their monthly member meeting held at New England institute of Technology.

RISTE’s mission is to promote excellence in education through the integration of existing and emerging technologies.  Through workshops, member meetings, speakers, vendor presentations, and other events the organization works to keep educators current in their knowledge of technology integration in our schools.  http://www.ri-iste.org/ 

NEIT has supported RISTE for many years by providing meeting and training space for our activities.  Erin and Amanda have been instrumental in this support and have gone out of their way to accommodate the group’s needs.

On this day RISTE wanted to take a moment and thank them both for all of their help and support and to show that with a presentation of a partnership award.

Thank You Erin and Amanda!

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How College Is Like Sunscreen

The moral of this story is simple. Don’t put on sunscreen and you are going to get fried in the scorching hot afternoon sun. When it comes to your career and earning potential if you don’t get a degree, your job opportunities and earning potential is going to get fried.

From: How College Is Like Sunscreen – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic

College students are paying more. They are taking on more debt. They are accepting worse jobs after they graduate and earning less than they did just five years ago. So how could it possibly be true that college is more important than ever?

The answer is sunscreen.

College in today’s economy is like sunscreen on a scorchingly hot afternoon: You have to see the people who didn’t apply it to fully appreciate how important it is. The same way a blistering sun both makes sunscreen feel ineffective and makes it more crucial than ever, recessions can both make a college degree seem ineffective and make it more important than ever.*

One of the confusing things about college is that it’s hard to keep straight its price, cost, and value. The sticker price of college—that is, the published tuition—isn’t paid by most middle-class students, who receive grants, tuition breaks, and tax benefits. The average net price of a bachelor’s degree is still 55 percent lower than the sticker price today. For many students, tax benefits eliminate the full cost of an associate’s degree. College is much cheaper than advertised.

Published vs. Net Tuition: Bachelor’s, Associate’s Degrees

The upshot is that, shockingly, the New York Fed found that the average “total” cost of a four-year degree isn’t much higher than it was 40 years ago.

Now, what about the payoff? This is where the story gets even more complicated. But thinking about sunscreen can help.

It’s a myth that the average wage of college grads is always rising. In fact, college-grad wages have spent as much time falling as rising since the 1970s. Real college wages fell between 1970 and 1982, rose between 1982 and the mid-2000s, and now they’re falling again. But everybody else’s wages are falling even faster. The “college premium” is still near all-time highs.

Again, consider the sunscreen. When it’s skin-blisteringly bright outside, ordinary sunscreen won’t get you the same results. That doesn’t mean sunscreen “isn’t worth it.” It means that however singed you feel in the morning, everyone without sunscreen got totally fried. This is what’s going on in the economy: Globalization, automation, debt hangovers … it all adds up to a scorching hot sun toasting the wages of middle America.

College is an investment, and like all investments, its results vary on timing and luck. But the chorus of alarming stories about student debt and a glut of degrees tends to obscure the empirical reality that it is practically impossible to prove with data that college doesn’t pay off for the vast majority of Americans who finish their degree.


*Pedantry Preemption: This is a terrible metaphor, because college isn’t like sunscreen. Sunscreen is applied preventatively to maintain skin health while higher education is purchased as a ticket of entry into a category of college-level jobs, which makes it enhancing rather than preventative. Yes. There are lots of other ways that college isn’t like sunscreen (e.g.: it cannot be sprayed, it does not make your eyes sting, etc.). This is a metaphor about opportunity costs.

Click the link to read the entire article: How College Is Like Sunscreen – Derek Thompson – The Atlantic.

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

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Skip College and Forfeit $800,000 In Earnings – Says New Federal Study

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Over a lifetime, the average U.S. college graduate will earn at least $800,000 more than the average high school graduate, a study published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows.

That’s after accounting for the high cost of college tuition and the four years of wages lost during the time it takes to complete a typical undergraduate degree, the researchers found.

“Although there are stories of people who skipped college and achieved financial success, for most Americans the path to higher future earnings involves a four-year college degree,” wrote Mary Daly, the San Francisco Fed’s associate director of research, and Leila Bengali, a research associate, in the latest Economic Letter from the regional Fed bank.

In short – “college is still worth it.”

Click the link to read entire story Skip college, forfeit $800,000: Fed study – Yahoo News.

 

NEW PROGRAM! Civil Engineering Technology

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

The Civil Engineering Technology Program prepares graduates to become an integral member of the engineering and construction team.

The program emphasizes the practical application of construction technology and engineering principles.

A Civil Engineering Technologist designs, engineers, analyzes, and assists in the supervision of building construction and infrastructure projects such as roadways, bridges, and environmental facilities. As an integral member of the engineering and construction team, the Civil Engineering Technologist must have the ability to create and build structures that will answer the engineering, economic, safety, technical, and aesthetic requirements of a project. This program allows the student to develop those necessary abilities by emphasizing the application of the fundamentals of civil engineering and design within the context of the scientific and technical aspects of materials, soils, planning, surveying, structures, environmental systems, and construction. The program is also designed to instill within the student a sense of professionalism and a desire to serve and contribute to society.

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

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

 

RN to BSN program achieves National Accreditation

New England Institute of Technology Receives National Accreditation for Its Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

new england tech - accredited online rn-bsn nursing programEast Greenwich, RI – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully on-line Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  As Rhode Island’s first and only on-line RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October, 2014.  

The RN-BSN program is crafted to be relevant, engaging and fun. Students will be learning as part of a connected online community that provides support and broadens critical thinking while building camaraderie among other Registered Nurses enrolled in the program. As one student stated, “These classes are making me a better, safer nurse.”  

The on-line format is tailored to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Students have the opportunity to develop professional nursing leadership through clinical reasoning, management skills and competencies, and evaluation skills. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in community health clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities.    

For more information on the RN-BSN on-line program, please contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. You may also visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

PAX East 2014

Undergrad-SealWe are just 4 DAYS away from PAX East 2014New England Tech will be there, will you?

On display at our booth (#182) for the ENTIRE weekend (April 11, 12 & 13th) will be the Virtusphere, a 10-foot hollow sphere that rotates in any direction based on the user’s motion while he/she is wearing a head mounted display. Sensors collect and send data to a computer in real time and the user’s movement is replicated within the virtual environment. Vitrusphere applications include training military, counter-terrorism units, police, and firefighters in a safe setting.

8-Power Game Day

For more information on NEIT’s Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology or Video Game Design Technology  as well as the over 40 Associate, Bachelor and Master’s degree programs offered at the college, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or visit www.neit.edu.

Save the Date: April 8th for Open House

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NEIT VP talks #SkillsGap with WPRO’s Dan Yorke

Steve Kitchen, Vice President of Corporate Education and Training at New England Institute of Technology appears on WPRO’s The Dan Yorke show to talk about the work force development needs in Rhode Island.

Click here to listen to the Podcast of Steve’s interview

During the interview, Steve discussed how New England Tech is working to help fill the #SkillsGap with Associate, Bachelors and Master degrees in programs like Manufacturing, Health Sciences and Information Technology.

Along with SAMI program, which was developed in partnership with Rhode Island employers who have a demand for skilled welders and machinist.

For more information about Associate and Bachelor degrees, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or for additional information about the SAMI program, call 800-736-7744 ext. 3700 or email info@samiri.org.

News from the Career Services Office of New England Tech

The job market continues to be very active for graduates of the New England Institute of Technology.   Employers value NEIT’s Career Services Office as a recruiting resource when seeking highly skilled technical employees.

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Transportation Technologies Career Fair

Thursday, January 23, 2014 (week 3) || 10 am – 12 noon, AC building, Access Rd. Campus

Students from all quarters are invited to meet with local and regional employers to discuss full and part-time job opportunities.  Employers from the Automotive, Collision Repair, Service Management and Marine industries will be on hand to talk with students and graduates about potential opportunities.

Technology Career Expo 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014 (week 8) || 9:30 am – 12 noon, Tech Way, EG campus

Open to all alumni and currently enrolled students – technology related employers.

**All our events are open for all NEIT students and graduates only.

 

News from the Career Services Office:

  • FM Global conducted interviews on November 1st for their IT co-op openings that will begin in January 2014.  FM Global interviewed students from Network and Software Engineering Technology as well as Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology.  The company has had a strong partnership with NEIT’s Information Technology department for over 8 years and they have hired numerous graduates who have participated in the co-op program.
  • Sensata Technologies located in Attleboro, MA was on campus for a student presentation on Thursday November 14.  They were interested in speaking with students and graduates from ESTA/EETB, ELTB, MCTA, & MCTB about current opportunities that exist at their Attleboro, MA facility.  They have also established a student co-op/internship opportunity for currently enrolled students to gain valuable work experience.
  • Our recent Vet Tech Career Fair brought 12 local veterinary facilities to campus to meet with our upcoming graduates about current and future job opportunities.
  • Three local automotive employers joined the annual cookout at Access Road: Geico, AutoZone and Home Depot recruited for part-time openings
  • The second annual Health Care Employment Fair was held on Thursday, October 24 from 8:30 – 11:30.  18 healthcare organizations including a few hospitals were represented, recruiting for a variety of positions.
  • The Interior Design Technology programs, at both the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree levels at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), prepare students to be proficient in the art and technology of designing residential and commercial interiors.
  • Read the article “INTERIOR DESIGN Not Just Pillows and Paint” www.ricreativemag.com that describes the ID program and a recent grad who organized the second annual Gallery Night at NEIT.
  • Sensata Technologies has partnered with NEIT for internship opportunities for our Engineering Technology students.  The company will be on-campus for class presentations promoting the program to students.
  • Brown University Athletic Department has hired several Video & Audio Production and Digital Recording Arts Technology grads to video live streaming of Brown University’s soccer, football and basketball games.  There are opportunities to video ongoing sports programs in the future.
  • National Refrigeration Inc. just hired its seventh NEIT grad!  National Refrigeration Inc. has hired graduates from our Plumbing/Heating/Gas Technology as well as Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating/Gas Technology
  • Automotive employers are finding it very hard to fill open positions especially those on Cape Cod.  Companies are now looking at taking on students on a part-time basis to begin to develop their own future full-time staff.
  • Residential building is ticking up in RI, commercial construction is very busy in MA and in parts of CT.  Employers are stating that they are “very busy with lots of work” and “in need of carpenters”.  Also the last year has been busy for Architecture and Building Technology and Construction Management Technology; companies are now taking on drafters and junior project managers/estimators.
  • More opportunities are coming in for our Plumbing and Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating grads.  Many employers are growing and contacting the Career Services Office looking for new grads.
  • There has been an increase in postings for internship and student part-time job opportunities that are not official internships. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and projects while completing their programs.
  • Many job requests for Medical Assistants come into the office every week.  Two former Medical Assistant graduates went on to very high level career positions as a result of several years of work in the field and all of the training that they received both in school and on the job.
  • Students from the first classes of Veterinary Technology graduates have completed the program and have already found jobs in their field upon graduation.
  • Several graduates from the Game Development and Simulation Programming Technology program were offered jobs in the Boston area and are making educational games.
  • Travel Centers of America is opening a facility in West Greenwich, RI and visited the Automotive School campus to tour and interview grads.  Four graduates were hired as a result of the visit.
  • A local sports stadium has hired Construction Management students for paid internship as Construction Assistants.