New England Tech – one of nine American Boat and Yacht Council’s Marine League of Schools

New England Tech - one of nine American Boat and Yacht Council Marine League of Schools logoBoats are big business. Powerboat mechanics is an active and growing industry throughout New England and particularly in Rhode Island. As the only (ABYC) Marine League of Schools in New England – and one of only nine in the United States – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) offers a unique, multi-faceted associate degree in Marine Technology that sets the region’s education industry standard.

NEIT’s industry-focused, hands-on curriculum builds from its core focus on inboard/outboard marine engine gas and diesel maintenance and repair.

From there, topics covered include specialized areas such as marine drive systems, shipyard safety, management and operations, hull maintenance and repair, marine surveying, marine fuel systems, and marine electronics.

Specific program highlights include:

  • OSHA Marine Industry Shipyard Safety
  • Forklift Safety & Operations
  • Specialized NEIT – Yamaha Marine Outboard engine courses
  • Hull Maintenance and Repair, including welding, fiberglass repair, and painting
  • The opportunity for an industry internship
  • An optional quarter term of study in diesel engine advanced marine technology training

To further help students further their careers, program graduates are eligible for a range of industry-recognized certifications including:

  • RIDEM Boat Safety Certification
  • OSHA Marine Safety Certification
  • Yamaha Technician Certification
  • OSHA Forklift Operation Certification

The American Boat & Yacht Council developed the Marine League of Schools to address the marine industry’s need for post-secondary technical education. It assists these few select schools in the areas of curriculum development and instructor training/certification to help ensure that the training provided is relevant and up-to-date. Member schools are held to a higher standard due to their affiliation with ABYC. This targeted, industry-focused knowledge provides graduates with a unique opportunity to propel their careers as marine industry professionals and help them rise above their peers due to their advanced level knowledge.

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New England Tech Students Receive Recognition at International Student Business Competition

Three students from New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) competed in the case study competition at the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) International Business Conference in Orlando, Florida recently – where two of the team members were recognized as “outstanding students.”

Over 30 U.S. and international business schools were invited to participate in the competition. The format for the competition was a 15-minute presentation with 10-minute Q&A. While most teams had several weeks to prepare the case and develop their solutions, New England Tech was only recently recognized as an official chapter of the Society in late March and its team had only a week and a half of preparation time before this competition.

“There were a lot of late nights and Domino’s orders,” said Brandon Verfurth ’17. “We thrived under the pressure and ended up with a really innovative solution. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when the clock is ticking faster than you’d like it to.”

This year’s case focused on Facebook, the global online social media and social networking service. The case asked teams to predict the needs of Facebook considering the rise of recent technology that is blocking advertising and impacting Facebook’s profitability. Teams could recommend adaptations of Facebook existing platforms, suggest a new product offering, pitch a merger/acquisition, or come up with any other ideas.

Alex Mathieu ‘17, explained the team’s solution. “We argued that blocking technology would always be at the same level, or one step ahead of Facebook. We looked at changing Facebook’s core business model,” he said. “We suggested a “premium” Facebook application that people would pay $1.00 a month. With recent developments in machine learning and strong expectations for future growth, we recommended that Facebook makes investments in machine learning now; so that it is the leader in predictive analytics software.”

Ally Dolan ’17, continued: “We learned a lot from the other teams especially how they approached the case. We thought we had a creative solution, but other teams looked at corporate leveraging and buyouts. It was amazing.”

While New England Tech did not place in the top three, Alex Mathieu ‘17 and Ally Dolan ’17 won Regional Outstanding Student Awards. The Regional Outstanding Student Awards are designed to recognize the outstanding academic, extracurricular, and professional achievements of SAM students. In addition to winning her regional award, Ally Dolan ’17 was also chosen as National Outstanding Student. The National Outstanding Award is selected by the Society for Advancement of Management’s Board of Directors from among the regional winners.

“These students have demonstrated a commitment to management excellence through practice and personal merit,” said faculty advisor Professor Hank Johnson. “Their accomplishments demonstrate the precepts of the Society and their general character. As the first President of the New England Tech SAM chapter, Ally worked so hard to build the chapter and overcome each challenge with poise and professionalism. She graduates leaving behind one of the strongest SAM chapters in the United States because of her leadership. For her to be recognized nationally is a huge honor and very well deserved.”

Learn more about how you can get on the fast track to success at www.neit.edu

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New England Tech Mechanical Engineering Students Pass National NIMS Exam

Recent Mechanical Engineering Technology students from New England Institute of Technology passed the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) Measurement, Materials, and Safety exam. This is the first exam (out of 52 distinct certifications) that must be taken by all students seeking NIMS credentials.

NIMS was established in 1995 by the metalworking trade association to develop and maintain a globally competitive workforce. The organization sets skills standards for the industry, certifies individual skills against the standards, and accredits training programs that meet NIMS quality requirements. Today, NIMS is the industry standard for training and skill validation for precision manufacturing jobs.

NIMS maintains accredited metalworking training programs and NIMS-registered organizations from coast to coast. NIMS has a stakeholder base of over 6,000 metalworking companies in partnership with the major trade associations in the industry, including the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling & Machining Association, the Precision Machine Products Association, the Precision Metalforming Association, and the Tooling and Manufacturing Association.

It also provides exclusive training seminars for instructors and trainers, spotlighting machinist credentialing, and on-the-job training preparation, apprenticeship and workforce development training, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) training.

Great job by these students as well as the Mechanical Engineering Technology faculty who prepared them so very well.

Zachary Anderson
Jacob Bosse
Nickolas Cabral
Nicholas Carpenter
Alexander Caruso
Peter Chighine
Camden Clory
Michael Devona
Jarod Drury
Adrien Francois Jr.
Braer Franklin-Vinbury
Chase Gibson
Ryan Hiscox
Danielle Huguenin
Zachariah Lamoureux
Amber Levesque
Nicholas Martino
Comori Matthew
Andrew Miga
Juliana Odisi
Hunter Pratt
Ian Purdy
Antonio Rodriguez
Daniel Servant Jr.
Michael St. Rock
Nicholas Tricarico
Eric Wichland

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Red Sox Legend David Ortiz 34 to Deliver New England Tech Commencement Address

Red Sox 34 David Ortiz gives commencement address to New England Institute of Technology university

Boston Red Sox baseball legend David Ortiz [34] will deliver New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) commencement address on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

Ortiz, affectionately known as “Big Papi,” is one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history and a fan favorite on and off the field. Ortiz is credited with helping the Red Sox to their first World Series win in 86 years, and with leading the team to two more World Series championships. He hit an impressive 541 home runs during his career and is considered one of baseball’s all-time greatest clutch hitters for his ability to deliver under pressure. He was a galvanizing figure for the city of Boston following the Marathon bombings, encouraging the citizenry to “stay strong” and showing the way. New England Tech will have the honor of presenting Ortiz with his first honorary degree. During commencement, he will receive a doctor of humane letters in recognition of his leadership, and his work to help others – especially his efforts help children in New England and the Dominican Republic who face significant health challenges.

New England Institute of Technology will also honor two prominent Rhode Island business and community leaders. Bob and Warren Galkin are Chairman and Vice Chairman of Rhode Island’s NATCO Products Corporation, a home furnishings manufacturer and four-generation family business celebrating 100 years in operation. Together the brothers have steered their business through economic success and challenges and grown it into an international company with factories in China, Canada, Maine, Georgia and Rhode Island. They manufacture a variety of consumer products including curtains, carpets, and wooden furniture, and sell them in major retail stores. They have also invested in companies as diverse as employment agencies, assisted living centers and indoor soccer fields. They will receive honorary doctorates during commencement in recognition of their work to improve the lives of Rhode Islanders. They have been significant supporters of education, research, and healthcare. Warren set up endowment funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick and spearheaded building and remodeling of the clubs. Bob and his late wife Wini have gifted hospitals, colleges, and historic preservation societies. The brothers are working together to turn the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier into a Rhode Island museum. Both are dedicated to creating opportunities for the next generation.

This year marks New England Institute of Technology’s 76th commencement.

  • DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2017
  • TIME: Ceremony begins at 11 a.m
  • VENUE: Dunkin Donuts Center, 1 La Salle Square, Providence, Rhode Island (click for map)

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New England Tech Hosts Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Mentorships

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) hosted an event recently showcasing the final presentations of 20 Rhode Island high school students who participated in the 2016 – 2017 ACE Mentoring RI West Bay program.

High school student developing an architectural model at NEIT

Rhode Island high school students with an interest in construction, architecture, and engineering technology participated in a five-month program at New England Tech which began in October of 2016. The program met weekly at NEIT through the final presentation of student projects on March 15. The student teams presented designs for a four story mixed use building consisting of commercial and residential spaces. The teams explained how they arrived at their decisions and final designs, with one team showing a 3D virtual interior tour video of its building.

The mentoring project was administered by a local affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America, Inc., which mentors high school student across the country and helps them to pursue careers in architecture and construction and engineering (ACE). The organization works with more than 8,000 students each year. NEIT joins Rhode Island School of Design and Roger Williams University in providing support and sponsorship of this mentoring activity.

High school students display their ACE program completion certificates

In this year’s program, two of the industry mentors were NEIT alumni, Luis Rodriquez and Bill Pepin. “I had been looking for a chance to volunteer and give back,” says Bill, a project engineer. “I heard about ACE mentoring RI through my employer, Gilbane Building, and thought this was a great opportunity to guide young people, right here at New England Tech.” Thomas Gilbane, of Gilbane Building and chairman of the national ACE Mentoring board, was in attendance and spoke to the students and their families. Gilbane Building’s District Chief Estimator, Paul Olean – the ACE NEIT leader stated: “ACE Mentoring is a great program for high school students to get an idea of what it’s like to be part of our industry. New England Tech offers a tremendous environment to mentor in, and we’re very grateful to Erin Flynn and her team from the university.”

ACE not only involves professional volunteer mentors to work with students, it also provides scholarships. To date, ACE has granted more than $14 million in scholarship support to participating program students.

NEIT Department Chair of Design and Architecture, Phil Marks, spoke to the group about New England Tech and its numerous relevant majors at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Learn more about New England Tech’s unique degree programs and how they can help you realize your potential ahead of schedule. You can also Learn more about ACE at > http://www.acementorri.org.

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News from Career Services: March Recap

March proved to be a great month for Career Services! A total of 42 students and graduates let us know that they accepted job offers while over 290 job leads came through the office from many different companies.

Big News! New Jobs!

  • Electrical Apprentice with RELCO/Reilly Electrical Contractors, S. Easton, MA (ELY)
  • Plumbing Apprentice with National Refrigeration, Warwick, RI (PLBH)
  • ROC Support Technician with CVS, Cumberland, RI (ITN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant with Elite Physical Therapy, Warwick, RI (PTA)
  • Paid Internship with Dell Secure Works, Providence, RI (CYBT) Student will be doing Cyber Security work and feels that they will offer him a full-time paid roll from this internship.
  • Software Developer with IGT (formerly GTECH), Providence, RI (GDS) – The job features excellent pay and benefits including financial support in obtaining a Master’s degree.
  • Technician hired by Balise, Warwick, RI (AUT)
  • Design Assistant for Inspired Interiors, Warren, RI (IDB)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant with Carelink (PTA)
  • Networking Internship with the Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI (ITN)
  • IT Analyst with Westerly Credit Union, Westerly, RI (ITN)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant with a Skilled Nursing Facility in Swansea, MA (PTA)
  • 3 WEL grads start new positions in March:
    • Electric Boat, N. Kingstown, RI hired a grad as a Production Welder
    • RI Engine Company, Narragansett, RI hired a student after she completed her internship.
    • Ocean State Technical Services, Providence, RI hired a student after he completed his internship.
  • Camera Operator for the Pawtucket Red Sox (DMP March 2017 grad!)
  • Architectural Draftsman at William Starck Architects, Fall River, MA (ABTB)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant at Tender Touch Rehab (PTA)
  • Medical Lab Tech at Rhode Island Blood Center, Providence, RI (MLT)
  • Technician at Balise Honda of West Warwick, RI (AAHP)
  • Software Engineer at PTC Solutions, Needham, MA (MSIT)
  • Apprentice at DiRocco Plumbing Services, Johnston, RI (PLBH)
  • Assistant Interior Designer at CID Design Group, Naples, FL (IDB)
  • Mechanical Engineer at Tyco, Canton, MA (MCTB)
  • Electrical Apprentice for the Multistate Electric, Providence, RI (ELY)
  • Drafter/Designer for Anvil International, N. Kingstown, RI (MCTB)
  • Quality Engineer with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, N. Kingstown, RI (MCTB)
  • Civil Engineering Tech hired by Joe Caseli Engineering, Warwick, RI (CET)
  • Design Assistant with Cypress Design Co, East Providence, RI (IDB)
  • Access Coordinator at West Boylston Public Access TV, West Boylston, MA (DMPB)
  • Apprentice Plumber hired by DiRocco Plumbing Service, Johnston, RI (PLBH)
  • Controls &Compliance Business Analyst with Stanley Black and Decker, New London, CT (CYBT)
  • Software and Solutions Developer with South State, Inc. in his home state of NJ (ITS). He had multiple job offers before deciding on this role.

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • Animal Health Center in Exeter, RI posted a role for a Vet Tech
  • Veterinary Hospital in Gloucester, MA posted a job for a Vet Tech. They have already hired one NEIT grad, and they are hoping to hire another!
  • The National Association of Veterinary Techs in America posted 10 Vet Tech roles throughout the US including one with Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich, RI.
  • Hospital network in Providence, RI posted a role for a Vet Tech to work in medical research
  • Veterinary Hospitals of the US have multiple job openings across the US for Vet Techs

AUTOMOTIVE and MARINE TECHNOLOGY

  • Salisbury, MA – Marine Electronics Installer, Yard Help & Summer Help
  • Cranston, RI – Furnace/Mechanical Operators
  • Norton, MA – Sales & Service Technician
  • New London, CT is seeking 2 Automotive Technicians
  •  Narragansett, RI is recruiting for a General Maintenance Technician (MT/AUT)
  •  Cranston, RI – Technicians
  • Westerly, RI – Manager of Lube Tech and Entry Level Lube Technicians
  • North Dighton, MA – Auto Damage Auction Inspectors
  • Allen Park, Michigan – Technical Service Engineer
  • Green Bay, WI marina is seeking candidates willing to relocate for a Marine Technician role
  • Hudson, MA – Boat Service Technician
  • East Dennis, MA – Automotive Technician

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIES

  • Pembroke, MA – Field Service Representative. The company currently has another ESTA grad who has been there for 3 years.
  • Mashantucket, CT – Engineer for Telecom System (ESTA & ELTB)
  • Shirley, MA – Industrial Electrician (ELY)
  • Norwich, CT – Apprentices (ELY)
  • The company in Newton, NH has 3 positions for ELT, ELY & MCT graduates:
    • Electrical Controls Engineer / Electrical Controls Engineer / Mechanical Engineer
  • Warwick, RI – paid Engineering Technician Intern position for current MCT students.
  • East Greenwich, RI – Summer Analog Design Engineering Intern for ELTB & ESTA students.
  • Smithfield, RI – Entry-Level Draftsperson position.
  • Whitensville, MA – Depot Service Engineer from ESTA.
  • East Greenwich, RI – Engineering Technician position for ESTA grads.
  • Client in W. Warwick seeking an experienced Quality Engineer from our MCT alumni – position pay scale is $65-75K!
  • Southborough, MA – Process Automation Engineer candidates from our Electrical Engineering Technology program – $50-70k annual salary.
  • Braintree, MA – Electrical/Audio Video Technician (ELY/EST) to perform installations.
  • South Lee, MA – Process Control Technician candidate (EST/ELT) – they currently have an EST grad who is completing his ELT-BS degree here at NEIT!
  • Mansfield, MA (moving to Warwick, RI facility) – looking for a Solidworks Designer (owner is am alum from 1987!) (MCT)
  • Newton, NH – Manufacturing Engineering candidates from MCT
  • East Lyme, CT – MCT candidates for a Laser Operator/Technician
  • Quality Engineer, Putnam, CT – MCT ($52k – offering tuition reimbursement)
  • Electrical Controls Engineer, Framingham, MA – ELTB (mid $60k’s)
  • Mechanical Engineer, Cranston, RI – MCTB
  • Junior Applications Engineer, Westerly, RI – ELTB ($45k)
  • Building Controls Engineer, Boston market – ELTB
  • Electrical Project Manager, Providence, RI – ELTB / ELY (up to $80k for the right candidate)

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • Cleveland, OH – Digital Content Producer, Assignment Editor, Account Executive
  • Network organization in RI is looking for a Videographer to film a conference – great freelance opportunity for students!
  • Providence RI – Multiplatform Journalist and a Producer
  • Chicopee, MA – Promotion Producer/Editor
  • Chicopee, MA – Master Control Operator
  • NY, NY company looking for Production Assistants in Providence, RI
  • Fall River, MA – 2-part time Staff Video Production Associates
  • Providence, RI – 2 Media Production Interns
  • Fall River, MA – Digital Media Producer/Videographer
  • New Bedford, MA – Editor and Videographer
  • Kingston, RI – IT Streaming Technician

REFRIGERATION/AC & HEATING and PLUMBING & HEATING

  • 3 different Warwick, RI companies – Apprentices
  • Groton, CT – Refrigeration/HVAC Technician
  • New Haven, CT – Facility Maintenance Supervisor
  • Norton, MA – Transport Refrigeration Tech
  • Nationwide – Leadership Training for Facility Management
  • Burlington, MA posted an opening for a HVAC Mechanic
  • Pawtucket, RI has a position for a Commercial Appliance Technician
  • Boston, MA – Service Technician/Refrigeration
  • Providence, RI – Maintenance Supervisor
  • Cumberland, RI – Maintenance Technician
  • Providence, RI – Stationary Engineer candidates from RACH

 WELDING ENGINEERING

  • New Bedford, MA – Welders and Metal Fabricators

ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, and INTERIOR DESIGN

  • Pawtucket, RI – Site Manager (ABT)
  • Mansfield, MA – Drafter
  • East Providence, RI company is seeking students for a part time Design Assistant (ID)
  • Structural Steel Detailer (ABT) for a company in Nashua, NH.
  • Attleboro, MA – HVAC Designer
  • Warwick, RI & Uxbridge, MA – Design Assistants
  • Providence, RI – looking for 3 Civil Engineering positions and an Architectural Drafter
  • Warwick, RI – Design Assistant – Paid Intern
  • Wellesley, MA – Structural Drafter
  • Newington, CT – Transportation Engineer Trainee
  • Woburn, MA – Construction Superintendent
  • Hopedale, MA – Drafter
  • Cranston, RI – Drafting Assistant

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY and GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Mashantucket, CT company posted a role for a Technical Field Services Representative (ITN, CYBT)
  • Woonsocket, RI company posted a role for Help Desk Support (ITN, CYBT)
  • A Regional School District posted a paid IT internship – ITN, CYBT, ITS, GDS GMW
  • Foxboro, MA company posted 2 jobs: Business Intelligence Programmer and Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Developer – ITS, GDS, MSIT
  • Providence, RI company has posted a role for a Networks and Communication Administrator that features excellent pay and benefits – ITN, CYBT, MSIT
  • A store in the Providence Place Mall reached out with a part time role for a Service Specialist that might work well for students in any of the IT
  • East Greenwich, RI – IT Specialist – ITN, CYBT, MSIT
  • West Warwick, RI – paid Cyber Security Intern.
  • ITS graduate posted a role with his company in Middletown, RI, for a Software Engineer – the company offers excellent benefits and opportunities for growth. – ITS, GDS, MSIT
  • Groton, CT – Production Support Engineer from our ITNB program
  • Johnston, RI – entry-level role for a Network Analyst – ITN, CYBT
  • Hopkinton and Franklin, MA company posted multiple well-paid Internships and Co-Ops.
  • West Warwick, RI company posted a role for a long term part-time paid IT Intern

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • Avon, MA – Graphic Designer
  • Cranston, RI company posted a role for a Graphic Designer (GMW)
  • Warwick, RI posted a role for a UI/UX Designer
  • Cranston, RI – part-time paid role for a Marketing candidate with strong Adobe Photoshop – Great for a student in GMW
  • North Kingstown, RI company posted multiple jobs for our GMW grads:
    • Junior Web Developer
    • Mid-level Web Developer
    • Senor Web Developer
    • Front End Developer – Web Designer
  • Warwick, RI – Paid Marketing Internship
  • A local chapter of a national non-profit that provides pet visits to children in hospitals is seeking a GMW student to help with their website.

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Health Center, in Charlestown, RI posted 2 jobs for Medical Assistants (MAA)
  • Hospital in MA contacted NEIT looking for student or grad from Respiratory Therapist. The job that they have posted is for an anesthesia tech – but they said that our RC students and grads have excellent training that training relates to their job posting. – RC
  • Cumberland, RI – Patient Support Specialist. – MAA, CMA
  • Throughout the area, there is a huge need for Medical Assistants and Medical Office Staff.
  • Lincoln, RI – 2 Medical Assistants. They would have both clinical and office responsibilities. – MAA
  • Armistice Urgent Care in Pawtucket, RI posted a part time role for a Medical AssistantMAA
  • Medical Center in Burlington, MA:
    • Over 40 jobs open for Medical Assistants
    • Nursing Assistants
  • Physical Therapy Clinic in Boston, MA posted a role for a Full-time PTA (PTA)
  • PTA role  in North Attleboro, MA
  • Warwick, RI – a role for a Medical Office Support candidate.  They are hoping to hire someone from the Medical Assistant & Administration program.
  • Warwick, RI – a role for a Reconciliation Specialist that is another good role for a grad from MAA.
  • Milford, MA – seeking a few Surgical Technologists for various shifts (ST)
  • Providence, RI – posted for a per diem Respiratory Therapist – RC
  • Johnston, RI – posted a role for a full-time Respiratory Therapist – RC

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • North Kingstown, RI – Sales Associate
  • Charlestown, RI – Administrative Assistant
  • Warwick, RI is seeking students for a part-time Administrative Intern
  • Warwick, RI posted a Marketing/Research Assistant role for graduates
  • A US federal agency, with a division in Rhode Island, is looking for Recruiting Manager, Census Field Manager, Administrative Manager, Clerks, Census Takers, Field Supervisor and Office Operations
  • Marlborough, MA – Customer Service/Tech Support
  • Pawtucket, RI – Ticket Operations paid Internship and a Part-Time Finance Assistant
  • Providence, RI – Business Intern

 CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • Scituate, RI recruiting Police Officers

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New England Tech Students Earn Two of the Top Five Spots in Prestigious Interior Design Awards Competition

(L-R) Amira Mohamed and Gillian Eminger

The International Interior Design Association, New England Chapter held its annual New England Design Awards Competition 2017 in March at the Royale in Boston where top design firms were recognized for their creativity.

As part of this competition, the Design Awards student event offered college and university students throughout New England the opportunity to showcase their interior design projects from all aspects of the Design, Real Estate, Construction and Engineering Industries.

The jury selected five student winners and finalists from schools throughout New England which were announced at the March event. Two of the five finalists are enrolled in New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) Interior Design Bachelor of Science degree program. Congratulations to Amira Mohamed and Gillian Eminger for placing in the top five overall with Amira earning the 2nd place spot.

Amira’s project, NeWave, and Gillian’s submission, The Moonlight Tower Hotel, were completed as part of their ID Studio V Hospitality class taught by Dawn L. Edmondson, MFA, IA Associate Professor, Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology & Humanities and Social Sciences.

Thanks to Amira and Gillian for representing NEIT’s Interior Design program so well and to the Interior Design faculty for assisting these students in showcasing their talent and creativity at this most prestigious competition.

Among its more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs, NEIT offers related degrees in Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Interior Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking Technology, and Construction Management. Learn more about how New England Tech can turn your passion into a great career at www.neit.edu.

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Microsoft Director Speaks to Students at New England Tech During DigiGirlz 2017 New England

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) kicked off 2017 Microsoft DigiGirlz New England tour for middle and high school girls.

Microsoft's DigiGirlz 2017 Tour Kicked Off At New England Tech!

The girls of DigiGirlz seated behind (L/R) Microsoft’s Citizenship and Public Affairs Director Donna Woodall, RI Governor Gina Riamondo, New England Institue of Technology Senior Vice President and Provost Douglas Sherman

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined the audience of 150 high school girls from across the state who participated in the event, whichNew England DigiGirlz tour launches at Rhode Island New England Tech provided them with a unique opportunity to explore a wide range of careers in technology, participate in computer and technology workshops by New England Tech students and faculty in technology and engineering majors, and the chance to meet with Microsoft employees.

Raimondo shared a startling statistic of the vast opportunities for women entering the technology industry. Of the 42% of Rhode Island public high school students who took the Advanced Placement computer science exam last year, only twelve of them were female students. “I want to change that,” she said.

“You can’t dream about becoming something that you can’t see. Today you’ll be seeing women students and faculty in technology. I want you to get fired up about your future, and I want you to start dreaming big. The world cannot solve its problems without women at the table.” ~ RI Governor Gina Raimondo

Microsoft’s Citizenship & Public Affairs Director for the Northeast Region, Donna L. Woodall, also discussed the widening opportunities for women in the technology industry. Woodall described how Microsoft launched the DigiGirlz initiative in 2000 to encourage high school girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Noting that DigiGirlz was founded before most of the attending students were even born, she then mentioned that even today, women occupy just 6.7% of the technology industry workforce.

“We need to dispel the myth that this is a man’s job because women will bring more fun, diversity and new ideas to the field,” she said. “I want to see you in these roles. No matter the field – whether a dancer or a doctor – they all need technology.” ~ Microsoft’s Donna L. Woodall

At the event, current NEIT students presented seminars. Jayson Bennet and McKenzie Byrne presented separate game design modules, and Saskiah Vargas-Walton conducted a seminar on mechanical engineering technology.

NEIT offers technology-focused associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Game Development & Simulation Programming, Multimedia, and Web Design, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, Software Engineering Technology, Video Game Design, Cyber Security and Network Engineering, and Digital Media Production.

Learn more about how you can help build the world at New England Tech at www.neit.edu

#DigiGirlz #DigiGirlzRI #CS4RI #YouthSpark #MakeWhatsNext #EventsAtNEIT

 

 

 

New England Tech Graduates First Welding Engineering Technology Class

Announcing our first graduates from the Welding Engineering Technology course!

Hands on welding degreesOf the five students graduating, three of the students immediately began full-time welding jobs, and the two remaining students will be continuing their education at NEIT in the Mechanical Engineering program.

Kate Messer was hired by Rhode Island Engine Company in Narragansett, RI and Wayne Conant was hired by Ocean State Technical Services, in Providence, RI. Both students took part in an internship at their respective companies and were hired on as a result. David Bustin was hired by a major Department of Defense contractor as a Production Welder, while both Keith Chasse and Gagny Diawara are furthering their education at NEIT in Mechanical Engineering Technology studies.

April is National Welding Month, according to one of NEIT’s welding instructors, Tim Kinnaman. Tim is the Deputy District 1 Director of New England and Montreal and also Chairman for Central MA and RI section of American Welding Society.  For more information, visit http://www.aws.org/resources/detail/making-the-most-of-national-welding-month.

Congratulations to All!

For more welding program information visit our Welding Engineering Technology page. #WeldingAtNEIT

New England Tech Presents Technology Market Outlook Survey Indicating Need for Skilled IT Professionals

In January, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) presented results with the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) on a survey conducted in 2016 of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry Professionals regarding the industry’s regional and global market outlook.

New England Tech’s Director of Marketing, Janice Dru, joined colleague presenter Tim Henry, Ph.D., PMP, Information Technology Graduate Director along with James Kwon, Principal at Figmints, and Paul Frank, Executive Vice President, New Jersey Tech Council, in reporting the industry’s market, industry and trends. The survey was conducted by the New Jersey Tech Council (www.njtc.org).

Rhode Island technology companies reported a scarcity of qualified candidates, and that fewer individuals are entering the field with the specialized skills required for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation and maintenance. The report also indicates that as ERP applications mature, it is increasingly difficult to source, recruit, and retain the talent needed for enterprise application management – opening wide opportunities for well-educated and experienced IT professionals.

Other key survey results include:

  • The hottest technologies are web services, database services, architecture and integration, and mobile and open source platforms
  • The hottest application areas include web/database, e-commerce solutions, enterprise applications, analytics, process improvement, and mobile applications
  • The hottest business areas are new products/innovation, lower cost, ease of use, and customer service improvement
  • The most significant strategic concerns include qualified employees, competition, and state government relations
  • Regarding growth trends, from 2014 to 2015, 30% of saw growth of less than 10% from 2014 to 2015, 32% of responding companies grew from 11 – 30%, while the remaining 37% saw a growth of 31% or better (with 7% doubling or better)
  • Top areas where companies are investing include existing products, sales and marketing, and R&D
  • Cloud computing will continue to grow and solidify as mid-sized companies embrace hybrid and multi-cloud architectures
  • More focus will be biosensor on security, risk and compliance and technology suppliers
  • Mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) will impact each and every business, and there will be a convergence of multi-channel communications using smaller number of platforms
  • The industry begins AI to predict outcomes
  • Artificial intelligence will trend toward neural/biosensor integration, Machine Learning /AI integration

NEIT offers a broad range of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in IT, Business Management, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, and Software Engineering Technology. Learn more at www.neit.edu.

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