News from Career Services – May Wrap Up!

May was a busy month for the Career Services Office. Over 330 job leads came through the office marking the most leads in a month so far in 2016!

Here’s a look at job leads that came through at the end of the month:

Marine Technology

  • An online job board dedicated to the Marine industry currently has close to 100 jobs in the Marine Trades around the country! There are about 25 jobs in MA and RI in jobs ranging from Sales, Office Help, Yard Foreman to Technicians and Charter Boat Captains.

Automotive Technologies

  • A Warwick, RI company is looking for a Service Advisor and a Plainville, MA company is looking for a Service Writer from our Automotive Service Management program.
  • An automotive group out of Florida took over an existing truck center in East Providence and is looking for Auto Body and Diesel Technicians, Auto Body Painters, Parts, Warehouse and a Service Advisor.
  • A Wellesley, MA company needs a few Auto Body Technicians.
  • A Bristol, RI company looking for a Body Shop Technician.
  • A Brockton, MA company needs a Collision Repair Technician.

Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design

  • A packaging manufacturer in Johnston, RI posted a Graphic Artist job. They have hired many GMW grads in the past.
  • A staffing company posted an entry-level role for a Graphic Artist in Medway, MA.
  • A world-class marketing company in Pawtucket, RI posted a role for an Art Director.
  • A local Breast Cancer Resource Foundation reached out to NEIT seeking a paid intern from the Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design program. The candidate would be working on artwork for a book of poetry written by cancer survivors.

Information Technology

  • A large investment company in N. Smithfield, RI will have two major hiring events in 2017 and will be looking for Bachelor level candidates primarily from IT Software Engineering and Game Development. They host a program featuring intensive training in North Carolina prior to starting work in RI.
  • A Massachusetts Public School district posted 3 jobs for IT Network Engineering graduates: Computer Technician, Network Systems Technician, and a Technology Integration Technician.
  • A company in Taunton, MA posted a well-paying Co-op opportunity for a student in IT Networking or Cyber Security. The Co-op is full time and pays between $17 – $19 per hour.
  • A Massachusetts-based technology staffing company is seeking candidates from: IT Networking, IT Software Engineering, Cyber Security, and Game Development. They have multiple jobs open in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
  • A Rhode Island-based staffing company posted a role for a part time Web Developer that would work well for students in the IT Software, Game Development and/or Graphics, Multimedia, and Web Design programs.
  • A technology firm in Newport, RI has hired about 10 NEIT grads from Game Development and Simulation Programming and IT Software and just posted 3 more! “We hope to fill all 3 jobs with NEIT grads”.
  • A Rhode Island-based insurance company is recruiting for an Assistant Auditor with a Programming background.
  • A division of the City of Providence posted a role for a Network Operations Analyst that would be a good fit for Networking and Cyber Security graduates.
  • A Public School district in Rhode Island reached out again for a Network Technician. The role was previously held by a NEIT graduate who has taken a new position with a cyber security company in Foxboro, MA.
  • A company in Middletown, RI posted multiple jobs for ITN grads. The roles range from Jr. Help Desk, to Sr. Help Desk Technician, to Network Technician.  They also posted a Mid-level Systems Admin and a Web Developer role.
  • An IT firm posted a well-paying role for a Network Engineer in Providence, RI.

Digital Media Production

  • A local division of the military has posted a position for a Video Broadcaster in the Public Affairs Department.
  • A local marketing firm is looking for an ongoing Photographer/Videographer needed for non-profit clients. The first event is the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation 3-day walk.

Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas and Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology Jobs

Some of these positions require some years of experience with licenses for Plumbing or HVAC:

  • Boston, MA – Power Plant Technician $42/HOUR
  • Boston, MA – HVAC Specialist $30 – $35/HOUR
  • North Kingstown, RI – General Maintenance Technician
  • North Kingstown, RI – Maintenance (mechanical, electrical, metal fabricating, painting, carpentry)

Health Sciences

  • A sleep center posted a role for a Clinical Medical Assistant. The role is appropriate for a grad from either Clinical Medical Assistant or Electronic Medical Records.
  • A local dermatology office recently hired a Clinical Medical Assistant graduate and reached out again to say that they are so happy with her that they are looking to hire another CMA from NEIT!
  • A group of recent grads from Medical Lab Technology have found work in their chosen field and are employed at the following hospitals: Morton Hospital, St. Anne’s, Rhode Island Hospital, and South County Hospital.

Surgical Tech’s needed!

  • A hospital in New Bedford, MA has 3 openings
  • A hospital in Willimantic, CT has 2 openings and is in dire need – Manchester Community College closed their ST program.
  • A staffing agency is looking for 4-5 Surgical Tech’s outside of the Boston area to be trained in Cardiac Surgery.
  • A contract rehab company based in Fall River, MA has hired many Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapist Assistant grads and are reaching out again seeking multiple PTAs for roles in Massachusetts.

 Veterinary Technology and Animal Business Management

  • A Dog Training Academy posted a full time and part time job as an Assistant Dog Trainer. The roles would work for students or graduates from the Veterinary Tech or Animal Business Management programs.

Criminal Justice

  • A CJ AS degree grad was hired into a union position as a Clerk for United Government Security Officers of America. She starts her new job at a site being built in Wareham, MA.
  • RI Airport Corporation Police Department has opened up their recruitment selection process.
  • Homeland Security has posted Transportation Security Officers for all airports across the country.

Electrical Technology (7 job postings in 1 week!)

  • Control Panel Technician – North Attleboro, MA
  • Field Technician – Cranston, RI
  • Field Service Engineer – Massachusetts territory
  • Alarm Technician – Rocky Hill, CT/Riverside, RI
  • Service Technician (Wind Turbines) – Coventry, RI
  • Electrical Technician – New York, NY
  • Commercial Service Technician – Boston, MA

 

Auto Collision Repair Grad Shares Valuable Advice

Nick Mancini has been a busy man since graduating with honors from the Auto Collision Repair Technology in March 2015. One of only sixteen students in the country to be accepted into the prestigious BMW Service Technician Education Program (STEP) for Paint and Body, the NEIT “Best of Tech” recipient spent the last eight months training at BMW’s North American headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. He graduated from the STEP program on April 14, 2016, but not before receiving three different job offers with dealerships in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He visited the Access Road Campus the day after he graduated, on April 15, to share his experience with current students in the Auto Collision Repair Technology and offered some simple, yet important advice for auto collision repair students on how to prepare for a successful future, “Keep your driving record clean, come to class, and get good grades.”

It also helps to be ambitious, which Mancini exemplifies. The STEP program only accepts graduates of colleges with automotive paint and body programs, or technicians who already work at a BMW dealership. He credited Auto Collision Repair Assistant Professor Ray Mann with telling him about the program when he was only in his 3rd quarter. Mancini submitted his application a year early, was granted an interview, and made enough of an impression that BMW kept him on the top of their list for when he did officially become eligible. In the meantime, he worked for small auto collision repair shop but always knew he wanted to work at a larger facility, “Working for a good dealership is always a great opportunity because there’s a lot of money to be made when you’re working for someone who’s going to feed you work.” Mancini’s enthusiasm for the STEP program, and for his future career, was evident when asked why he decided to apply for the program, “I wanted to work for BMW and work on incredible cars every day.”

The training that students of the STEP program receive is state-of-the art and in a controlled environment, which Mancini said is not unlike the training students receive at NEIT; “It’s not the real world yet, but it prepares you for the real world.” BMW invests in the technicians they train, paying them an hourly rate throughout the program. Mancini explained that it would cost a dealership close to half a million dollars to train technicians on what they learn during their eight months in the program.

Alongside two instructors, who were graduates of the STEP program themselves, Mancini and his classmates were able to work on a number of high-end BMW’s, with the deconstruction and repair of a $125,000 hybrid vehicle being one of his personal favorites. He loved having the opportunity to work in a corporate facility that allowed him to see, and work on, the newest BMW models before the general public had access to them.

One of the things that stuck with him was BMW’s idea that “you can’t teach a good attitude, but you can teach skills”. He referenced a fellow classmate in the program who he thought embodied the motto, stating that the student came in with minimal hands-on experience, but showed up every day with a smile on his face and eager to learn. Before the program even ended, the student had a job offer lined up. “It just goes to show how far a good attitude can take you,” Mancini said.

While participating in the rigorous, five-days-a-week training program that began promptly at 8 am every morning, Mancini admitted there were times when he felt like packing up and going home. But when you have companies “that are literally fighting over you to hire you it helps put into perspective why you’re there.” And the effort paid off; he accepted a position at Wagner Motors in Worcester, MA as a Factory Trained BMW Technician, which he begins at the end of April. Mancini, though modest about his accomplishments at age 21, made sure to point out that determination is his key to success, “However hungry you are to get a job, that’s where you’re going to end up.”

For more information on BMW STEP, visit www.bmwstep.com.

(From L to R): Assistant Professor Ray Mann, Nick Mancini, Assistant Professors Manny Couto, Instructor Kevin DiGiovanni, and Steve Bova

(From L to R): Assistant Professor Ray Mann, Nick Mancini (2015 AUB grad), Assistant Professor Manny Couto, Instructor Kevin DiGiovanni, and Steve Bova

 

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Congratulations to Nick on his achievement!

NEIT’s Automotive College appears on The Rhode Show

If you missed it…here is New England Tech’s Automotive segment from The Rhode Show, which aired on September 8, 2015.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 50 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance, Automotive Collision Repair and Automotive Service Management Technology

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Grad Lands 1 of 16 Spots in BMW Step Program

Congratulations to Nick Mancini, a March 2015 graduate from the Auto Collision Repair Technology, for being accepted into the BMW Step Program! Nick is the first graduate from the Auto Collision Repair Technology to be accepted into the highly competitive Paint and Body program. Only 16 graduates nationwide are accepted into this program, with selections being made just once a year.

The Paint and Body program runs for eight months in two locations: Oxnard, CA and Woodcliff Lake, NJ. This program is separate from the Technician program, where seven other NEIT graduates from the Automotive Technology are currently training. This marks our eighth graduate from the Automotive Technology to be accepted into the BMW Step Program since December 2014. Congratulations to all!

2015 Transportation Technology Career Fair

10-Transport FairDealing with the challenges of this winter’s weather, 24 automotive, marine, and transportation employers located throughout New England were eager to attend New England Tech’s annual Transportation Technology Career Fair on March 10th to discuss employment opportunities with NEIT students. Representatives from automotive dealerships, collision shops, automotive supply companies, marinas, insurance companies and the military were actively recruiting students as more of their customers are having their vehicles and vessels serviced.

NEIT welcomed first time companies to the Fair: Orleans Auto Supply, State Auto Body, Nationwide Insurance, Oak Leaf Marina, D&D Auto, Toyota of Dartmouth/Check Collision, Newport Shipyard, and Wagner of Shrewsbury.

Paul Harden, Director of Transportation Technologies stated, “When talking to company representatives at the Transportation Career Fair who had hired our grads in the past, I was proud to hear them say how well prepared and trained NEIT’s graduates are for careers in both the automotive and marine fields.”

Harden Named Director of Transportation Technologies

Paul C. Harden

Paul C. Harden

Paul C. Harden of Newport, RI, will service as the college’s Director of Transportation Technologies for all automotive and marine technology programs.  He comes to NEIT with many years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He served the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) in various roles, most recently as the Manager of Workforce Development and Business Services & Sector Lead for Marine Trades. Prior to his position, Harden coordinated the state’s responsibilities for the America’s Cup World Series overseeing public safety, logistics, transportation, and security for the event with over 30 public and private entities.

Harden earned a Master of Business Administration Degree from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY).   He has served or currently serves on numerous boards and committees including the Workforce Partnership of Greater R.I., the R.I. Marine Trades Association, the Northeast Economic Developers Association, the R.I. Hospitality Education Foundation, the Governor’s Commission on Disabilities Employment Committee, and the R.I. Disability Business Enterprise Committee.

Students recognized for a Good Deed

On left: Virgilio Tavares, Assistant Professor in Automotive Technology, with Peter Conroy. On right: Jason Hicks II with Ray Mann, Assistant Professor in Automotive Collision Repair Technology.

On left: Virgilio Tavares, Assistant Professor in Automotive Technology, with Peter Conroy. On right: Jason Hicks II with Ray Mann, Assistant Professor in Automotive Collision Repair Technology.

Jason Hicks II and Peter Conroy, 5th quarter students in NEIT’s Automotive Collision Repair Technology program, decided to work together on a community service project for the Cranston Fire Department. Their task was to transform a government surplus Hummer from a camouflage exterior to the traditional red of fire apparatus.

Jason and Peter had to first determine how they were going to paint something of this size. They used ladders and movable benches to reach the middle parts of the roof and rear hatch. “It was a great learning experience for the students because it was quite different than painting a normal size vehicle,’ stated Ray Mann, Assistant Professor in the Automotive Collision Repair Technology program.

The students spent many hours of preparation and painting time to accomplish the task. They will receive credits through NEIT’s Feinstein Community Enrichment course.

 

NEIT to Host Automotive Open House

New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will hold an Automotive Open House on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Visitors should report to New England Tech’s Center for Automotive Technology located at 101 Access Road, Warwick, RI. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the facility and hear what employers, as well as New England Tech grads, have to say about the exciting career opportunities within the automotive industry. NEIT’s automotive faculty will discuss the hands-on approach to learning in each of the Associate in Science degree programs available at the college that include Automotive Technology, Automotive Technology with High Performance, and Automotive Collision Repair Technology as well as the Bachelor of Science degree program in Automotive Service Management Technology. Current New England Tech automotive students, along with staff from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices, will be on hand to answer questions.

For more information regarding the open house or any of NEIT’s programs, contact the Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students.  New England Tech offers more than 40 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Follow news of the college on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr, Instagram and the New England Tech Blog.