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.

 

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.

2014 Scholarship Awards

Award

On Friday, December 5th, 45 outstanding New England Tech students were honored at the 2014 Scholarship Awards presentation held at the East Greenwich campus. Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1500, were provided to students for their academic achievements by numerous benefactors including the NEIT Alumni Association, several trade organizations as well as through memorial scholarships in honor of a friend, staff member, or faculty member of New England Tech. Congratulations to the following students:

NEIT Alumni Scholarship

Lauren Anderson MSOT

Peter Butler MSOT

Kyle Daun CYBT

Adina Downing VPM

Julie Hill MSOT

Tracy King MSOT

Hollie Palacio HIM

Bob Dupuis Scholarship

Saskiah Vargas-Walton MCTB

Arthur Mallon MCTB

Bridgestone/Firestone Scholarship

Sunny Mistry AAUT

Savannah Monteiro ASM

Mychael Hart AUT

Compass Group/Chartwells Scholarship

Nicole Cioffi CJB

John-Michael Diosa ITBS

Stanley Leo DRA

Dawn Lorenz ST

Christian Molina ITBS

Wendy Osario ST

East Greenwich Rotary Scholarship

Sherika Parfitt ITBS

Tiffany Samuels MSIT

Matthew J. Fandetti Memorial Scholarship

Daphne Kim Rodriguez RC

Robert Smith HIM

David Lindstrom MT

Blake Pierce BCC

Steven Seminara Scholarship

Sean Foster MCTB

Patricia Silvestre-DaSilva Memorial Scholarship

Sidney Siegel ITA

Dr. Robert Shapiro Nursing Scholarship

Heather Pion NUR

William R. Talladay Memorial Scholarship

Joshua Keyes ITB

Textron Diversity Scholarship

Sarah Boettner PTA

Laurel Cost CMA

Zbingniew Dawkins MSIT

Tara Falck MSOT

WW Grainger, Inc. HVAC Scholarship

Jeffrey Lenihan RACH

Daniel Acton RACH

John Pommenville Jr. RACH

Ryan Ortega PLBH

Shou Li Li RACH

Dr. Marcia R. Gilman Nursing Scholarship

Ernestine Vaill-Laroque NUR

Regan Heating and Air Conditioning Scholarship

Joshua Loper RACH

Dr. William H. Rizzini Interior Design Scholarship

Lindsey Leigh Maiuri IDA

Rossi Electric Scholarship

John DiVerdi ELYRE

RI Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

Kristina DellaPosta VET

Dr. Curt Schilling Scholarship

Joshua Parker VDGA

Andrew Laychak VDEB

Joanna Donofrio GMW

The 2014 Employee Campaign Begins

New England Tech kicked off its 2014 Employee Campaign on Wednesday, October 22nd, in the Regan Lounge at the college’s East Greenwich campus. The Campaign will run from October 22, 2014, through November 21, 2014; however, contributions to the Employee Campaign may be made anytime throughout fiscal year 2014-2015. Contributions to the Employee Campaign may be made through payroll deduction, cash, check or credit card.

An Employee Campaign is an important component of any college or university’s Annual Fund.

During the Campaign Kick-Off, President Gouse thanked everyone for their past campaign support and for attending this year’s Kick-Off. He shared the vision and plan for expanding the campus over the next several years and discussed the construction status of the first dorm and the importance of positioning the college to accommodate more out-of-state, residential students.

Bob Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration, recognized those employees who previously participated in the Employee Campaign and designated their donation to student scholarships. As a result of this generosity, 10 students facing financial difficulties will receive scholarships at this year’s awards presentation in December. He also noted that Information Technology, Building Construction, and Auxiliary Services, through their collective contributions, each attained the required $500 scholarship amount to provide awards to students designated by these three departments.

The Grainger Foundation Supports NEIT

Bob Theroux, NEIT's Vice President of Finance and Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (l-r)

Bob Theroux, NEIT’s Vice President of Finance and Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (l-r)

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, has donated $5,000.00 to New England Institute of Technology in support of the college’s mission to provide students with a hands-on technical education.

“This grant will be used to provide scholarships to students in NEIT’s Associate in Science Degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology said Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Tech. “We will assist those students experiencing financial challenges in completing their degrees.   We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

This donation was recommended by Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Warwick location. Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products.  “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by New England Institute of Technology,” said Crowley.  “We understand the goal of the college to support those students with financial need.”

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.

NEIT 2014 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Click Here for 2014 Scholarship Application

Available to All Students attending January 2015 quarter: 

Deadline to apply is October 17, 2014

NEIT ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP –A minimum of ten scholarships are being made available through the generosity of New England Tech alumni, employees, vendors and friends that supported the Annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament. 

TEXTRON SCHOLARSHIPTwo scholarships are being provided by Textron, a pioneer of the diversified business model with over 32,000 employees and facilities in 25 countries. 

COMPASS CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP – Five scholarships are being funded by Compass, a leading food service company that specializes in the educational sector and operates the Food Court at New England Tech.

MATTHEW J. FANDETTI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPMatthew Fandetti was a nine-year employee of the Providence Journal Company, a wonderful colleague to so many in the journal family. Matthew was a native Rhode Islander and was nearing the completion of the degree requirements at New England Institute of Technology when he was abruptly taken away. Three scholarships are available to assist students.

REQUIRMENTS: Must demonstrate a solid employment history, a love for learning, and interest in advancing his/her professional technical career.

NEW ENGLAND TECH EMPLOYEE SCHOLARSHIPThree scholarships are being provided by the generosity of the employees of New England Tech to financially assist our students.

Game Development and Simulation Programming, Video Game Design Technology, and Information Technology Scholarships 

CURT SCHILLING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP – Three scholarships are being provided to insure students have the necessary financial resources to obtain their degree. These scholarships are provided by the generosity of Dr. Curt Schilling, an honorary degree recipient of New England Institute of Technology. 

Information Technology Scholarships 

PAT DaSILVA SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is being offered to students pursuing a degree in Information Technology. Pat was an Assistant Professor in the IT department for 18 years prior to her passing.  Pat was a wonderful colleague and a dedicated instructor. 

WILLIAM R. TALLADAY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPWilliam Talladay was a former New England Institute of Technology student pursuing his educational goals in the Computer Information Technology when he suddenly passed away. 

Mechanical Engineering Technology Scholarships – Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees 

STEVEN SEMINARA SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is being offered to students in in honor of a dedicated Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Steve was not only a committed educator, but an outstanding colleague.

BOB DUPUIS SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is being offered by Precision Metalforming Association of New England in honor of Bob Dupuis of Dayton Progress Corp. Mr. Dupuis is a 27-year veteran of the precision metalforming industry and a long standing member of PMA. 

Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Heating Technology Scholarships  

W.W. GRAINGER, INC. SCHOLARSHIPW.W. Grainger, Inc. is a leading domestic and international business distributor of HVAC, Electrical, Lighting and numerous other products. Many of the New England Tech’s graduates are customers of Grainger Industrial Supply. There are a minimum of five scholarships available. 

REGAN HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SCHOLARSHIPRegan Heating and Air Conditioning is a Rhode Island company with 40 years of experience in residential and commercial heating, cooling and indoor air quality systems. They were the heating and air conditioning contractor of our new East Greenwich facilities. This scholarship is to recognize Terry Regan, President, and Regan Heating and Air Conditioning’s generosity in supporting New England Tech.

Automotive and Automotive Service Management Technology Scholarships  

BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE SCHOLARSHIPFive scholarships are being offered by Bridgestone/Firestone, a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of quality tires with retail and repair centers throughout the United States and Internationally. Bridgestone/Firestone employs numerous New England Tech graduates.

Electrical Technology Scholarship 

ROSSI ELECTRIC SCHOLARSHIPRossi Electric is a Rhode Island electrical contractor with 20 years experience in commercial and industrial construction. Vin Rossi, the company President, is a graduate of New England Tech and his firm was the electrical contractor of our new East Greenwich facilities. This scholarship is to recognize Vin Rossi and Rossi Electric’s generosity in supporting New England Tech. 

Michael P. Hickey Jr. Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship is being offered by the Electrical League of Rhode Island to honor a long standing member of the Electrical League with a passion and dedication to the electrical profession. The award will be provided to Rhode Island high school graduates residing in Rhode Island.

2014 Scholarship Application

A “Round” of Applause

On Monday, July 14, 2014, NEIT hosted its 5th Annual New England Tech Alumni Golf Tournament at Alpine Country Club in Cranston, Rhode Island. An amazing field of 146 golfers participated in this sold out when the max is 144!  How can that be?

This year’s tournament generated interest beyond capacity. Despite the unprecedented large field of players, the round was played in record time. “The demand outweighed the supply”, said Joan Segerson, Director of Development/Alumni Relations. “We were sorry we had to turn foursomes away right up to the day of the tournament. That said, we were very excited about the overwhelming interest in the tournament.”

Congratulation to this year’s winners! First Place: Flagship Staffing; Second Place: Shawmut Design and Construction; Third Place: Saccoccio & Associates.

Flagship Staffing - 1st Place a

1st Place Winners, Flagship Staffing

The financial success of the tournament is attributed to the continued commitment of the tournament sponsors, players, and prize donors raising more than $83,000. A special thank you goes to Platinum Sponsor, Terry Regan, President of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning, and Titanium Sponsor, Vincent Rossi, President of Rossi Electric and a 1984 NEIT grad, both have been faithful sponsors of this event since its inception in 2010.

All tournament sponsors provide significant financial support so with sincere gratitude that we acknowledge their continued commitment and support of NEIT students. Dinner Sponsor: Shawmut Design & Construction; Gold Sponsor: DiFazio Site Corp; Silver Sponsors: Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, Atrion Networking Corporation, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Chartwells, DiPrete Engineering Associates, Inc., DiSanto Priest & Co., and Ruggieri Brothers, Inc./Synet; Bronze Sponsors: Anodyne Corp., Delta

From left: Doug Sherman, NEIT's Senior Vice President and Provost, with Matt Regan and Terry Regan of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning

From left: Doug Sherman, NEIT’s Senior Vice President and Provost, with Matt Regan and Terry Regan of Regan Heating & Air Conditioning

Dental of RI, Inc., Dennis F. Leonardo Builders, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance, Roney & Labinger LLC, TD Bank, and United Health; Cart Sponsor: Portfolio Strategy Group; Grille/Lunch Sponsor: RICOH USA, Inc.; Hat Sponsor: WB Mason; and Print Sponsor: OmniColor Printing.

Unfortunately, no one got a hole-in-one but it was great having a kicky Beamer as the hole-in-one prize by provided by Inskip-BMW, the Hole-in-One sponsor. Snacks and beverages were provided by Foley Food Services, Ocean Spray Cranberries, and Chartwells.

Special thanks to the NEIT Golf Committee and volunteers who made the 5th Annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament a success in many ways. Mark your calendar for Monday, July 13, 2015, as we host the 6th Annual NEIT Alumni Golf Tournament at Alpine Country Club and celebrate New England Tech’s 75th Anniversary.
From left: Vin Rossi of Rossi Electric with Rocky McDonough and John McDonough

From left: Vin Rossi of Rossi Electric with Rocky McDonough and John McDonough

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.

New Scholarship Established

PMA

Special thanks to (from left): Bob Litchfield, PMA New England District Chair; Doug Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at NEIT; Bob Dupuis, Regional Manager, Dayton Progress Corporation; John Rogers, PMA New England Secretary/Treasurer; Barbara Gallonio, PMA New England District Director; Ollie Silveira, PMA New England; Joe Palmer, PMA New England Program Chair.

NEIT is pleased to announce that the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) – New England District has generously established a $2500 scholarship in honor of Bob Dupuis, Regional Manager of Dayton Progress Corporation, a PMA member and training presenter for the Association boasting 27 years of experience in this industry. PMA is a full-service 900 member trade association representing the $113 billion metalforming industry in North America.

Based on established criteria, scholarships will be awarded to two outstanding NEIT Mechanical Engineering Technology students in the Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs. Precision Metalforming will participate in the selection process and awards ceremony held at NEIT in December, 2014.

 

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 school 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.