SkillsUSA RI Honorary Life Membership Award

Felix Carlone

Mr. Felix Carlone Contest Chairman, Carpentry

New England Tech would like to congratulate Felix Carlone on being given this honor.  Thank you for your many years of dedication.

For over twenty-five years Felix Carlone has served as the contest chairman for the SkillsUSA Rhode Island Carpentry Contest. This year he passes on that position as he retires from the New England Institute of Technology. SkillsUSA Rhode Island wishes to thank Felix with the Honorary Life Membership award for his many years of dedication to the organization.  Thank you Felix!

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.

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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

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Alpha Chi Students Honored

The Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony of the Rhode Island Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 8, 2014, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Eligible students include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.   Douglas Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomed the students along with their family and friends. Dr. Robin Schutt, Faculty Advisor for the Chapter and  Assistant Provost, gave greetings and presented the students with their award.

Alpha Chi Honor Society was founded in 1922 when representatives from five Texas colleges and universities met to organize a society to honor high academic achievement among students. With more than 300,000 members and 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico, the Alpha Chi Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 new members each year.

Congratulations to the following Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees:

Jason Aguiar

Kristopher Becker

Elizabeth Bemis

Christopher Bray

Silas Campbell

Caroline Castro

Elizabeth Charette

Nicole Cioffi

Cheryl del Colle

Jayme Dandeneau

Zbigniew Dawkins

Tara Falck

Catherine Freitas

Nancy Hansen

Jonathon Henderson

Gina Iadarola

Louis Jardin

Maria Karkos

itchell LaPlume

Andrew Laychak

Chelsea LeBlanc

Erik Lougee

Justin Marvill

Stephen McCormick

Tonya Nappa

Jason  Noel

Cuong Nguyen

Sherika Parfitt

Portia Richardson

Jesse Roberts

Sherry Rose

Anthony Salazar

Kathryn Smith

Rita Smith

Carenique Turner

Catherine Ward

PBN chooses Manufacturing Award winners

Thank you, Providence Business News for recognizing New England Tech with this Manufacturing Award.  And congratulations to all of this years other winners.

From Providence Business News:

Todd Blount, president and CEO of Blount Fine Foods Corp., the maker of fine soups, sauces, entrees and sides based in Fall River and Warren, has been named winner in the Leadership & Strategy category of Providence Business News’ second annual Manufacturing Awards program.

Blount is among 12 winning individuals and companies selected from dozens of applications and that will be recognized at a dinner to be held Thursday, April 2 from 5:30-8 p.m., at Bryant University’s Bello Center.

Other winners in this second year of the Manufacturing Awards are:

  • Hope Valley Industries, for Overall Excellence, more than 150 employees
  • Bouckaert Industrial Textiles Inc., Overall Excellence, 50-150 employees
  • SES America Inc., Overall Excellence, fewer than 50 employees
  • New England Institute of Technology, Collaboration in Manufacturing
  • Ava Anderson Non Toxic, Emerging Manufacturer
  • Wardwell Braiding Co., Exporting Excellence
  • Petro-Cycle Solutions LLC, Green Manufacturing Excellence
  • Hayward Industries, Lean Manufacturing Excellence
  • Quick Fitting Inc., Product Innovation & Design
  • Toray Plastics (America) Inc., Safety Performance & Records Excellence
  • Edesia, Workforce Development & Productivity Excellence

Click the Link to read the entire Providence Business News story via PBN chooses Manufacturing Award winners, Blount tops for leadership – Providence Business News.

2014 NEIT Employee Campaign Is A Great Success!

Employee Scholarship FundOn October 22nd, New England Tech kicked off its 2014 Employee Campaign, the first event commemorating the college’s 75th Anniversary. NEIT President Richard Gouse addressed faculty and staff sharing his vision for the future of the college. He explained how the college has reached a pivotal point in its evolution from its early beginnings in 1940 with the construction of its first 400-bed residence hall on the East Greenwich campus.

In honor of New England Tech’s 75th Anniversary, a goal was set to achieve 75% employee participation in the Campaign.  It was truly an aggressive goal.  However, with the passion, persistence, and excitement of the Campaign Captains and the generosity of faculty and staff, the 75% participation goal was achieved!  The Campaign raised nearly $39,000 to support scholarships, the Building Fund, and a variety of specific technology programs.

In the words of Henry Ford, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Recognition must go to those individuals responsible for making the Campaign such a great a success, the Campaign Team Captains: Cheryl Booker, Sherry Clukey, Tim Culhane, Kathy DaSilva, Melissa Hague, Anna Kelly, Bob Kennedy, Cheryl MacDonald, Mike Markarian, Anna Martinelli, Bill Menard, Rebecca Renaud, Carole Stiles, Susan Warthman, and Pam Wilkinson. They came together as Campaign Captains, stayed together, and worked together to achieve success.

New England Tech Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

NEIT_Logo_282_136_TAGFor 75 years, New England Institute of Technology has prepared its graduates for a wide range of technical careers.  Founded in 1940 by Ernest G. Earle as the New England Technical Institute, the present college began as a certificate-granting trade school. The school occupied three rented rooms on the sixth floor of an office building in downtown Providence with its first graduating class of 20 students completing a radio repair course.

Mr. Earle provided students with hands-on training leading to jobs that were a cut above traditional factory positions. When soldiers returned from World War II, the trade school had already invested in a lab offering courses in plastics, an infant industry that was about to boom.  Later, electronics, appliance and small engine repair programs were added.  By the late1960s, baby-boomers entered the workforce by the millions. College degrees were now considered a necessity.  In 1966, the school was established as an independent college.

In 1971, current President Richard Gouse, who is noted as America’s second longest serving college president, envisioned a degree-granting institution that would meet industry’s need for technically-trained workers. He knew the school needed to change direction so he quickly developed new programs and invested in equipment. His vision continues today as the college carries on its mission of training its students for today’s highly competitive job market.

In 1977, the Board of Regents of the State of Rhode Island granted the institution the authority to offer associate degrees, and its name was changed to New England Institute of Technology (NEIT). In 1982, NEIT was accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.  The College received accreditation to confer bachelor degrees in 1995.  NEIT enrolled students for its first master’s degree program in 2010–a Master of Science degree program in Occupational Therapy. In 2012, the college created an Online Learning division to build more programs.  The fully-online RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program was launched that same year.

Today, the college enrolls nearly 3,000 students which has grown substantially from the 70 students in 1971.  NEIT now offers more than 57 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and on-line degree programs. The campus that started in a mill building in Providence now encompasses three locations: two in Warwick and one in East Greenwich totaling more than 500,000 square feet. A $120 million expansion project at its East Greenwich campus will include 300,000 square feet of academic space and its first 400-bed residence hall. A new dining area, fitness center, and college green will round out the expansion.

NEIT’s first graduation ceremony lasted less than 15 minutes. Now each spring, more than 5,000 guests attend NEITs commencement honoring the more than 1,000 men and women who have earned their degrees.

These dynamic changes to its program offerings and physical plant symbolize NEIT’s journey into the 21st century and its response to what new technologies have brought to the workplace. The needs of tomorrow’s students demand access to those technological resources to reach their full potential. As it has been since those early years, the success of New England Tech will continue to be measured by its graduates’ accomplishments in the world they are entering both as workers and citizens.

NEW Blended Learning Criminal Justice Bachelor’s degree

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New England Tech’s Criminal Justice program is designed for public safety professionals who wish to earn their Bachelor’s degree. Public safety, security and law enforcement professionals are essential to the well-being of our communities, and are adapting to an environment of rapid change and growing complexity. Graduates of the program are better prepared for the daily challenges they face, and for career advancement and leadership roles in the profession.

New England Tech’s Criminal Justice program is grounded in practical skills and deep knowledge that directly address the challenges of contemporary law enforcement. The curriculum strengthens core competencies in criminal justice, and builds upon these with such topics as homeland security, white-collar crime, social media, digital forensics, ethics and use of force, incident response and public administration.

Flexibility & Convenience for Busy Professionals

Accelerated Academic Schedule

Flexible Course Schedule

  • Fully online courses
  • Blended learning combines classroom experiences with online activities.
  • Face-to-face classroom/lab courses

Credit for Life Experience

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 Criminal Justice contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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Marcotte Joins MIS Department

Robert MarcotteRobert  J. Marcotte of North Smithfield, RI, will serve as Software Developer in New England Institute of Technology’s MIS Department providing operational support and strategic direction for data architecture, reporting tools and applications. Marcotte has more than 20 years of professional database, application development and programming experience based in manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, financial, municipal government and small business. His most recent positions include Production Programmer with Shoreline Business Solutions of North Kingstown, RI, and Data Analyst and Programmer for the RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation in Cranston, RI.  

Marcotte has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science from Rhode Island College as well as an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Programming from Bristol Community College. He has also earned a Certificate of Leadership in Management from Bryant College.