New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was recognized by Providence Business News (PBN) for its development and implementation of the Shipbuilding/Advanced Manufacturing Institute known as SAMI. In answer to Rhode Island’s labor market needs for skilled workers in these industries, SAMI’s goal is to identify and train Rhode Island’s unemployed for high paying jobs as welders and machinists and to serve as a link for these new workers and local employers. Click here to read PBN’s recently published article on SAMI and NEIT’s recent award entitled, “Working Together Reaps Rewards.”
Beginning on Monday, April 13, 2015, the section of New England Tech Boulevard located at the midway point turn (the “CVS” entrance/exit off of South County Trail) will be closed to through traffic for approximately one week. This closure will allow for the extension of new underground utilities to other parts of the campus in preparation for future development.
During this time, access into and egress from the EG Campus will be limited to Division Road only, either by the main entrance (near the roundabout) or by the west entrance, just beyond the building on Division Road.
Additional excavation work is planned, beginning within the next week or so, which will partially restrict traffic flow along New England Tech Boulevard over a longer period. A separate notice will be distributed once a start date for this next segment has been finalized.
The Rhode Island Veterinary Technician Association (RIVTA) named NEIT’s Veterinary Technology instructor, Melanie Donnachie, CVT, as the 2014 Veterinary Technician of the Year. The presentation was made at the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association’s Annual Meeting at the Audrain Auto Museum in Newport, RI. She began her career at NEIT as a Veterinary Technology lab assistant and now serves as a full time Vet Tech instructor.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University and an Associate in Science degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College (FL). Teaching Assistant in the Vet Tech.
Congratulations to Melanie on this well-deserved recognition.
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
Fred Santaniello of Lincoln, RI, has been appointed Director of Workforce Development Grants and Programs for the college. He has served as Senior Account Executive in NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry (CTI) since 2006 and as a Project Manager from 2004-2006. Santaniello will be responsible for the identification, solicitation, development, negotiations and implementation of both private and publicly funded workforce training programs conducted by CTI. He will build relationships with the business community for the purpose of identifying career opportunities and program development for individuals served by grant funded training activities.
Santaniello holds a Master of Education Degree and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Rhode Island College.
Congratulations to Sarah C. Holmes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English at NEIT, for the publication of her article entitled, “A Forgotten Writer: Alice Beal Parsons (1886-1962) and ‘Cross Purposes’” in the academic journal Resources for American Literary Study. While at the Syracuse University archives, Sarah discovered an unpublished short story by Parsons, who was a prolific novelist and writer of non-fiction. Her article introduces Parsons to scholars and includes a full transcription of the story.
Sarah’s article is part of a larger recovery project in the field that aims to broaden the literary canon by including marginalized and previously overlooked writers.
Paul C. Harden of Newport, RI, will service as the college’s Director of Transportation Technologies for all automotive and marine technology programs. He comes to NEIT with many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He served the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) in various roles, most recently as the Manager of Workforce Development and Business Services & Sector Lead for Marine Trades. Prior to his position, Harden coordinated the state’s responsibilities for the America’s Cup World Series overseeing public safety, logistics, transportation, and security for the event with over 30 public and private entities.
Harden earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY). He has served or currently serves on numerous boards and committees including the Workforce Partnership of Greater R.I., the R.I. Marine Trades Association, the Northeast Economic Developers Association, the R.I. Hospitality Education Foundation, the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities Employment Committee, and the R.I. Disability Business Enterprise Committee.
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.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
New England Tech is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rhode Island SkillsUSA held their 39th annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. That night we found out who the winners were in their technical areas. First place winners will go on to nationals in Louisville, KY to travel on to the nation championship in June to compete against other college students from all over the country. There the students will compete against top students in their technical area from all over the country.
We are pleased to announce that we have 7 gold medalists going on to nationals this year.
1st place winners:
Crime Scene Investigation: Raven Staplins, Nicole Cioffi and Stas Belch
Architecture Drafting: Michael Webb
Construction: Nicholas Brecken
Cabinetmaking: Nathan Bugbee
Automotive: John-Scott Delija
2nd place winners:
Automotive: James Montesano
Crime Scene Investigation: Anthony Catanzaro, Jasmin Serrano and Robert Mullen
3rd place winner:
Automotive: Phillip Prue
SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.