Automotive Competition Revs Up

Pictured from left is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 1st Place  winners from Davies Career and Technical Center Savannah Monteiro and Jordan Vieira; Herb Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor; and Bill Murphy, Automotive Teacher.

Pictured from left is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 1st Place winners from Davies Career and Technical Center Savannah Monteiro and Jordan Vieira; Herb Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor; and Bill Murphy, Automotive Teacher.

The annual Ocean State Automotive Contest, hosted by New England Tech automotive faculty in cooperation with the RI Automobile Dealers Association, provides an opportunity for high school seniors to demonstrate their automotive technical abilities.

Students must work at various stations to complete assigned tasks or to troubleshoot technical “bugs” that have been planted in the vehicles. The workstations include braking systems, steering and suspension systems, electrical and electronics systems, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, parts identification and engine performance.

Teams of two high school seniors from various Rhode Island high schools and career and technical centers had ten minutes to complete each station.

The winning teams received prizes ranging from Snap-on tools to NEIT scholarships.

The first place winners were awarded a one year tuition scholarship, second place winners received a $1,500 tuition scholarship, and the third place winners earned a $1,000 tuition scholarship. The winning teams will represent Rhode Island at the National Automotive Dealers Competition in New York on April 22-23, 2014. Congratulations to these outstanding students.

Pictured from left is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 2nd Place Winners from Warwick Career and Technical Center student William Matorelli; Herb Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor; student Zachery Azeredo; and Bill Cilli, Automotive Teacher.

Pictured from left is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 2nd Place Winners from Warwick Career and Technical Center student William Matorelli; Herb Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor; student Zachery Azeredo; and Bill Cilli, Automotive Teacher.

Pictured is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 3rd Place Winners from East Providence Career and Technical Center student Devon Bradley; Joe Barroso, Automotive Teacher; student Noel Fournier; and Herb Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor.

Pictured is Craig Stay, Snap-On Tools Account Manager with 3rd Place Winners from East Providence Career and Technical Center student Devon Bradley; Joe Barroso, Automotive Teacher; student Noel Fournier; and Herb
Gowdey, NEIT Automotive Instructor.

The Grainger Foundation Supports New England Institute of Technology

Granger Foundation supports New England Tech - logoThe Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) in support of its mission to provide students with a hands-on technical education.

“This grant will allow NEIT to offer scholarship opportunities for eligible students in our Associate in Science degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology,” said Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration.  “Because of the generosity of The Grainger Foundation, together we can assist those students who may be experiencing financial challenges in completing their college education.”

The donation was presented by Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Warwick Rhode Island location.

Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of HVAC, electrical, lighting, tools, and other products.  “We recognize the important role that technical colleges like NEIT play in providing training that helps students meet the increasing technical demands of today’s workplace,” said Crowley.

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.

 

Scholarships Available to New England Institute of Technology Existing Students

Rhode Island college scholarships

Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Institute of Technology, announced that more than 50 college scholarships from approximately 16 technology programs are available New England Tech students for the 2013-2014 academic year.

The application deadline is Friday, October 18, 2013.

Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000 each and are provided by various companies, organizations and memorial funds. Students may apply through NEIT’s Financial Aid Office or online on the New England Tech student website.

 

Contact Maria Riccio, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at 401-739-5000 or at mriccio@neit.edu for additional information.