MCT Students Earn Their “Yellow Belt”

From left: Instructors Steve Russo, Jennifer Hurley, and Annie Unger; Students Steven Gagne, Sarah Berthiaume, Alexandrea Pimentel, Vishnu Harnarine, Gregory Pickering; Department Chair Dean Plowman.

From left: Instructors Steve Russo, Jennifer Hurley, and Annie Unger; Students Steven Gagne, Sarah Berthiaume, Alexandrea Pimentel, Vishnu Harnarine, Gregory Pickering; Department Chair Dean Plowman.

The term “Yellow Belt” has taken on a new meaning from the world of karate at New England Tech. On January 21, 2015, 13 Mechanical Engineering Technology (MCT) students earned the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) Yellow Belt certification. Through NEIT’s Automation and Processing Controls class, these outstanding students learned the quality control skills and methodology necessary to prepare them for process excellence.

Six Sigma certification is a confirmation of an individual’s capabilities with respect to specific quality control competencies. Similar to other quality certifications, Six Sigma students must learn the appropriate subject matter, pass a written proficiency test, and display competency in a hands-on environment. There are several different bodies of knowledge and preparation time for each Six Sigma level (White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt)..

Utilization of Six Sigma implementation leads to reduced costs, increased revenues, improved process speed and higher quality levels. Students learn to solve problems methodically and thoroughly, evaluate a measurement system, and close significant projects. Emphasis is placed on the process steps required to ensure successful completion of challenging projects and deliver bottom-line results.

Special thanks to Sensata Technologies of Attleboro, Massachusetts, for providing technical expertise to NEIT to incorporate Six Sigma DMAIC certification into its Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum. This certification is recognized by today’s engineering and automation industries giving NEIT graduates a competitive edge when seeking employment.

Congratulations to Brian Dilworth, Adam Faucher, Matthew Irvine, Alexandrea Pimentel, Richard Sharkey, Jared Walker, Sarah Berthiaume, Steven Gagne, Vishnu Harnarine, Michael Osipowicz, Gregory Pickering, Jake Surprenant, and Kenneth Young.

Five New England Tech Mechanical Engineering Students Achieve CSWA Recognition

We are so proud of five of our students in our Associate in Science degree program in Mechanical Engineering Technology program who have successfully passed the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam.

This exam is proof that these students have the SolidWorks® expertise and cutting-edge skills that today’s employers are looking for. SolidWorks® is an extremely popular mechanical design software package used worldwide. New England Tech students have the opportunity to take the exam during the winter and summer quarters for free as long as they are registered students which is a plus.

Currently, there are 35 certified SolidWorks® associates in Rhode Island and 23 of those are from New England Tech!  That’s amazing!

The students who recently earned this highly regarded certification are:

  • Waren Barck
  • Eric Dykstra
  • Kraig Pereira
  • Jessica Peloquin
  • Benjamin Lyons

We are proud of these outstanding students for their accomplishments and for representing our college so well.

 

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