International Mechanical Engineering Grad Makes His Mark

Libardo OchoaLibardo Ochoa earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2013 after receiving his Associate in Science degree in 2011 from the same technology program. What makes Libardo’s story unique is that when he relocated from Colombia to the United States six years ago, he had difficulty finding work in his field. He had been a mining engineer at a large Colombian coal mine. He also had a problem with the language barrier. Libardo eventually found work here with his first job at the Keffe Commissary Network, a division of Department of Corrections, but he soon realized that he needed to further his education. Libardo now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at Quick Fitting, Inc. in Warwick, RI, a company that plans to bring 650 manufacturing jobs back to the state. Libardo is proud to share his story.

What made you decide to attend NEIT?

I was invited to attend an Open House back in 2009. The presentation of the mechanical engineering program was very interesting and attracted my attention.

How did you choose your program?

I am originally from Colombia where I was a mining engineer with nine years of experience. I tried to apply for some positions over here using my experience but with no luck. Then the NEIT Open House presentation made me think about becoming a mechanical engineer. I felt it would be a good opportunity for me in this country, and I was right!

What did you do to get started with your career?

I did some research about job openings in this country before I made my decision to enroll in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program.

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Dover-Sherborn Schools names Ritacco director of technology

Congratulations to New England Tech Information Technology graduate, Anthony Ritacco on being appointed as Director of Technology for Dover-Sherborn Public Schools!

Steven Bliss, superintendent, has announced the appointment of Anthony Ritacco to the post of Director of Technology for the Dover-Sherborn Public Schools comprising Pine Hill Elementary School, Chickering Elementary School, Dover-Sherborn Middle School and Dover-Sherborn High School. Ritacco has been with the school system for six years as senior network administrator.

Prior to his appointment at D-S, Ritacco served in a similar capacity in the Norton Public Schools. Ritacco holds a bachelor of science in information technology from New England Institute of Technology.

The 14-person Director of Technology Search Committee composed of faculty, staff, administrators, parents and school committee members from all three districts, and chaired by Dr. Karen LeDuc, assistant superintendent, initially convened on April 2. Members reviewed the Director of Technology job description and set to work at comprehensively revising the job description to inform the committee’s work. The committee also reviewed confidentiality and created norms at its April 2 organizational meeting. Members were then assigned the tasks of developing interview questions and independently reviewing applicants’ credentials against an agreed-upon scoring rubric.

There were 39 applicants for the position, from which six candidates interviewed.

via Dover-Sherborn Schools names Ritacco director of technology – News – Wicked Local Sherborn - Sherborn, MA.

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Congrats 2014 Degree recipients

Now that you’ve completed you degree, its time to get involved with the Alumni Association.  It’s a great way to stay connected with your fellow classmates.  Not to mention it is a great networking resource.

As a graduate of New England Institute of Technology, you automatically are a member of the Alumni Association. Your participation in the Alumni Association is critical to its success. Graduates’ input will determine what activities and benefits will be offered to NEIT Alumni Association members. Please consider becoming an active member of this important organization. And the best news of all: There is no fee for membership.

If you would like to receive information about the Alumni Association, please contact Joan Segerson at 401-739-5000 X3704 or by email at JSegerson@neit.edu.

via New England Tech Alumni Association.

Ireland tells grads how to design lives for success

It wasn’t part of the script.

Kathy Ireland stepped out from behind the lectern. She took the microphone with her. Was this going to be one of those defining moments when years from now people would still say that was “the Ireland at NEIT episode?” What might the woman who appeared in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues – and who is also an actress, author and chair, CEO and chief designer of Kathy Ireland Worldwide – do?

Was she going to model the cape that moments before had been draped around her neck as she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree Sunday at New England Institute of Technology’s commencement ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center? Might she do something even more daring?

Whatever was going to happen, the news photographers weren’t going to miss it. They trained their telephoto lenses on Ireland. The 1,175 grads and their families and friends craned their necks to see the stage and the screens showing Ireland bigger than life. Ireland had everyone’s attention. She’s good at grabbing attention. She twisted to demonstrate how she would model a swimsuit.

Click the link to read entire Warwick Beacon story, Ireland tells grads how to design lives for success – Warwick Beacon.

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.

 

Kathy Ireland offers NEIT graduates a model business success

Ireland is chairwoman, chief executive officer and chief designer of kathy ireland Worldwide, which markets 15,000 products. Forbes Magazine says her company has annual merchandise sales of $2 billion. Institute officials also characterized her as a “powerful advocate for women and children in need.”

The school gave Ireland and Cheryl Merchant honorary doctor of humane letter degrees. Merchant is president and chief executive officer of Rhode Island’s Hope Global, a 131-year-old textile manufacturing company that employs 700 people around the world. “If I can do it, you can do it,” Ireland told the standing-room-only audience at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

To read the complete story click link Kathy Ireland offers New England Institute of Technology graduates a model for business success | Breaking News | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal.

Commencement Tweets!

New England Tech Graduates and their families show their pride on Twitter during the commencement ceremony.


Billboard Hot 100 and NEIT Alum, Iyaz

Billboard Hot 100 artist and New England Tech alum, Iyaz stopped by campus for a visit after attending Sunday’s commencement ceremony where two of his cousins received their Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Recording Arts.

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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Commencement via Instagram

Our 2014 Commencement as seen through our grads and their families via Instagram

Commencement 2014 by Slidely Slideshow

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