News from Career Services: Week of 10/3/2016

New Hires!

  • R & D Engineering Technician for Hanna Instruments, Woonsocket, RI (ELTB)
  • Apprentice for Chris Electric, Newport, RI (ELY)
  • Electrical Designer for Electric Boat, Quonset Pt (ELY)
  • Engineer/Draftsman for Porter Machine, W. Greenwich, RI (MCTB)
  • Game Designer /R&D freelancer for MasonDogg Studios, Atlanta, GA (VDEB)
  • Field Service Engineer for MFL Group, Cumberland, RI (ELTB) – Traveling to Italy for training!
  • IT Support Technician Intern with East Bridgewater Public Schools, (ITN) – NEIT alum posted the role as he also landed a full time job with them from his Internship.

 

VET TECH & ANIMAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Animal Clinic in Warwick, RI posted two roles – Vet Tech and a Veterinary Receptionist that works for graduates from Animal Business Management in order to get a foot in the door with a veterinary clinic.
  • Vet Clinic in Warwick, RI posted a role for a Vet Tech.  NEIT Vet Techs continue to be in high demand.

REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS, PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS

Companies in the following cities have all expanded and are in need of Apprentices, Journeyman and Master Technicians.  All are struggling to find more workers!

  • Wakefield, RI
  • Providence, RI
  • Charlestown, RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
  • One company has various locations in RI, CT, MA

Additional Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology opportunities:

  • Carver, MA – Maintenance Mechanic
  • Bristol, MA – Plumber/Operations Manager
  • Boston, MA – Maintenance Technician
  • Storrs, CT – Building Services Manager
  • South Easton, MA – Field Service Technician

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

  • Providence, RI – Marketing and Accounting Internships
  • Cranston, RI – Project Support Specialist

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A Health Center in Maine is seeking a Sleep Studies Technician.  This role works well for graduates from the Respiratory Care program.
  • A hospital in New London, CT recruiting Surgical Techs for the Maternity Unit OR.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A company in Taunton, MA posted a paid Computer Engineering Internship that is ideal for students in ITN or CYBT.
  • A company in E. Taunton, MA contacted NEIT to say that they are having explosive growth and they are looking for candidates from a variety of technical programs including IT Software and Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design.
  • A company in Southington, CT posted two jobs with NEIT:
    • Systems Administrator for graduates of IT Networking or Cyber Security
    • Software Developer Level I for graduates from IT Software Engineering or Game Development

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES

Electronics Systems Engineering / Electrical Engineering Technology:

  • Providence, RI company is looking for Machine Builder/Programmer candidates ($40-50K).
  • Pawtucket, RI company is seeking candidates for both Engineering and Technician level positions.
  • Mansfield, MA company is seeking Maintenance Control Technicians paying $27-34/hr.  Great for our ELTB, ESTA, and ELY graduates.

Electrical Technology:

  • Canton, MA company has an Entry Level Technician position for ELY graduates interested in working with industrial electrical industry.
  • Fall River, MA company is seeking Electrical Technician candidates working with electrical controls and production equipment.

 

 

Industry Links Week

Each year, Heating Department Chair Ron Como brings students together with leaders in the heating industry through classroom presentations and site visits during “Industry Links Week”. This year, from September 12th through September 15th, heating students enrolled in the Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology and Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology programs were able to visit with several local companies: Heat Transfer Products, in New Bedford, MA, Modine Heaters in West Kingston, RI, and AMTROL, in East Greenwich, RI. During class time, Chief Mechanical Inspector for the RI Department of Labor & Training, Nick Ranone, addressed the class, as well as Henry Roma, Regional Manager for Santoro Oil Company. The heating industry has seen a burst in job opportunities as qualified candidates continue to be in high demand across all trades. New England Institute of Technology would like to thank all of the companies who were involved in making Industry Links Week a success!

aquamotion

Photo is from the 2015 plant visit to AquaMotion in Warwick, RI.

NEIT to Host Free Career Exploration Workshops

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a free series of Career Exploration workshops designed for individuals interested in exploring various career options. Each Career Exploration Day will feature two to three hands-on workshops giving participants the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the job responsibilities in their field of interest. Faculty, graduates and employers will be on hand to guide students through the activities and to answer any questions regarding potential career paths.

All Career Exploration Days are free of charge and will be conducted on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with lunch available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. The schedule of workshops is as follows:

January 9, 2016: Automotive, Marine, and Criminal Justice

January 23, 2016:  Information Technology and Digital Media

February 6, 2016:  Health Sciences

February 27, 2016:  Engineering and Architecture

March 5, 2016:  Building Trades

March 12, 2016: Various Management Programs

Sherman stated. “For more than 75 years, New England Tech has offered technical hands-on training to its students. Learning by doing is what drives our more than 50 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The goal of the Career Exploration workshops is to offer individuals the opportunity to gain a stronger sense of their career interests through hands-on activities as well as to learn about the education and training that will be required to be successful in the workplace.”

To RSVP or for a complete listing of the programs being offered, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call 401-467-7744 for more information.

2015 Industry Links Week

7-Industry Links Week

From Left: Hans Kuster, CEO, AquaMotion; Ron Como, NEIT Heating Department Chair; Heating students: Joshua Loper, Victor Mariaca, Jeffrey Lenihan, Devon Hebert, Michael Sullivan, Matthew Henriques; and Mike Ferruccio, General Manager, AquaMotion.

Sixth quarter Heating Technology students participated in “Industry Links Week” from September 14-18 as they witnessed first-hand how their classroom knowledge is applied in the field.  On-campus presentations were held on Monday and Thursday provided by Nicholas Ranone, Chief Mechanical Investigator at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and Ron Manish, Service Manager at Dupuis Energy of Pawtucket, RI .  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, students visited Modine® Heaters in West Kingston, RI, Aqua Motion Inc. in Warwick, RI, and Amtrol® in West Warwick, RI where plant tours and presentations were given.

For more information on NEIT’s Associate in Science degree programs in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology or Heating and Plumbing Technology or any of the college’s other building trades, technical, health sciences or professional programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or visit www.neit.edu.

Career Exploration Series

This is an awesome new series to help potential students get a taste of what these careers in these fields would be like.  All Career Exploration Days are FREE of charge.  To RSVP or learn more, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call Admissions at 401.467.7744 ext. 3357.

New England Tech Career Exploration Days

 

 

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.

The Grainger Foundation Supports NEIT

Bob Theroux, NEIT's Vice President of Finance and Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (l-r)

Bob Theroux, NEIT’s Vice President of Finance and Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (l-r)

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.

Employment news from Career Services

Building Trades Employer Day

Career Services hosted the first annual Building Trades Employer Day on Tuesday, May 13th at the Post Road campus.  The focus of the event was specifically for the Building Construction, Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas, Plumbing/Heating & Gas, Construction Management and Electrical Technologies.

Past graduates and currently enrolled students were able to speak with managers and recruiters about potential full-time and part-time opportunities.  They, along with the instructors, were able to make connections and to learn about companies that they may not have thought about as a job prospect.  There were 16 companies in attendance and most were following up with the students and grads that submitted resumes or filled out an application.  We are already looking forward to planning next year’s event

 

Fred Perrin, Recruiting Manager for Dejana Truck and Utility Equipment Company, met with sixth quarter Automotive students on May 13th  at the Access Road Campus.  Dejana has 6 facilities in the northeast and is currently recruiting for the Smithfield, RI location.    Mr. Perrin, who works out of the New York office, spoke with the upcoming grads about career opportunities at Dejana.

 

Clean Care of New England visited the campus on March 18,  to tour Construction Management Technology.  Clean Care, located in RI, visited the campus to learn about the Construction Management program and how grads could  work in the restoration and remediation field as project managers.

NEIT named in Top 10 HVAC programs

We are pleased to have been featured as one of ten Bachelor Degree college programs for HVAC by HVACclasses.org.

From HVAC classes.org 

Getting an education in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be a wonderful first step towards a rewarding and interesting career. While many new HVAC technicians choose to stop with a certificate or a two-year degree, plenty of others want to continue their education to have the best opportunity to enter the workforce farther up the ladder. For these students, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the schools on this list is a great place to start. Represented here are HVAC Bachelor’s Degree programs as well as programs that are natural extensions of a beginning HVAC education, including facilities management and operations management .

At the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, students can pursue a two-year degree in HVAC. From there, graduates are eligible to continue their studies at NEIT and pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Technology. Graduates of this program will have a fundamental understanding of HVAC technologies in addition to background in the technologies that are driving global business overall. NEIT graduates can go on to purse a career in HVAC repair, or start their own business with the knowledge they have gained.

Click the link for the complete list of 10 Top HVAC Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technology.

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