Phase 2 construction has begun at the East Greenwich campus as part of New England Tech’s $120 million expansion program. This phase of the college’s $250,000,000 campus development program will provide additional programs and services to NEIT students.
Phase 2 will include increasing the Information Technology facilities to more than 300,000 square feet and building the college’s first on-campus dormitory. Many academic programs will be expanded as well including information technology, advanced manufacturing, the health sciences, architecture, engineering, and video/audio production. Students will enjoy a new dining area, a fitness center, and a college “green” open space area.
New England Tech is proud to be entering its 75th year of providing its students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s competitive labor market. These are exciting times at New England Tech, and we should all be proud to be a part of this thriving college community.
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.
Great blog story about FIRST and the importance of STEM fields from Congressman Jim Langevin.
Tech First at FIRST Tech
It is a joy to attend FIRST robotics competitions each year, to watch the program grow into the towering success that it is today, and to see the interest and participation increase year to year. These programs are vital to spurring interest in the fields of science, math, engineering and technology.
As co-chair of the Congressional Career and Technical Education Caucus, I continually advocate for programs that increase enrollment in STEM fields. Closing the skills gap by giving students and workers the tools to succeed in the modern economy is how we will create an economy built to last. FIRST is one of my favorite student outreach programs, and it has already inspired countless students to pursue careers in STEM. For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST as it is known, was founded by my friend Dean Kamen – a brilliant innovator who uses his ideas to push the boundaries of health care, science and technology. Among his many distinguished achievements, he has invented the first portable insulin pump, an advanced robotic arm, the Segway and my personal IBOT wheelchair.
Dean can now add teacher to his resume, as the FIRST competition has done an exceptional job at engaging young people and getting them excited about learning. That enthusiasm is palpable. I couldn’t believe how excited the students were at the FIRS
Members of New England Tech’s Quadricycle Club are making progress in as they work to build a replica of Henry Ford’s quadricycle.
Wow. I can’t believe it has been five years already. Seems like yesterday the wind turbine was being put up. Check out this nice story from the Providence Journal about our wind turbine.
A view from Warwick: Wind turbine generates energy and curiosity
By DONITA NAYLOR The Providence Journal
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New England Tech’s Career Services has received 7 job listings in the last week alone for companies seeking Bachelor candidates for Electrical Engineering positions. These companies are local New England based employers with salaries ranging from $40k – $80k. It is a very active job market for Bachelors in Electrical Engineering graduates!
New England Tech’s Career Services held a mini-recruiting event on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 for Information Technology graduates and upcoming graduates.
Five employers were on-campus to recruit and meet students and graduates from all the Information Technology programs.
The event was designed to help these companies fill current positions at their companies.
It was also a great networking event for students not yet looking for employment and also gives students an opportunity to learn more about companies who hire New England Tech graduates. As well as determine a company students may wish to apply to as they get closer to graduation.
If you were unable to attend this event and are a NEIT graduate, contact Career Services by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3457 , job info and contact info for recruiters will be supplied to you.
Great story in October 2014 issue of Rhode Island Creative Magazine about our Interior Design Degree program.
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.