NEIT to Host Health and Wellness Event

Stop by the New England Tech East Greenwich campus on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in celebration of National Physical Therapy month and Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Our Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Technology students will be hosting, “Move Forward into Health and Wellness,” a free informational event that is open to the public. Our campus is located at One New England Tech Blvd (GPS use zip code 02818).  Just enter through the main entrance, and you will be directed to the PTA Department in Room N303.

Several PTA students will be on-hand to present information on such important topics as Nutrition — You Are What You Eat, Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention, Golf and Recreation after Fifty, Heads-Up: Posture and Balance Assessment, and Kiddie Korner –Educational and Fun Activities for Children from Ages 5-12.  The students are offering this workshop as part of their required curriculum. They are very excited since this is the first time the public is invited along with the college community.

Free blood pressure screenings will be available along with healthy snacks and interactive activities.  For more information, contact PTA faculty member, Debra Adams at 401-739-5000 or dadams@neit.edu.

 

By: New England Tech | Physical Therapist Assistant School #physicaltherapy #newenglandtech #rhodeisland

Boy Scouts Learn Plumbing Skills

Steve Jason, one of New England Tech’s Plumbing Technology Department adjunct instructors, is a great guy! This past summer he volunteered as a plumbing instructor for several Boy Scout troops camping at Yawgoog Scout Reservation in Hope Valley, Rhode Island.  For the past three years, Steve has been an Assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 44 from Chepachet, Rhode Island.  His 13 year old son, Greg, is a member of this troop so every July, Steve and Greg spend a week together at Yawgoog.

While they were at camp this summer, Greg decided to earn a merit badge in plumbing (like father, like son) so Steve tagged along to see what was being taught.  Steve offered a few suggestions to the scouts and soon realized that he could put his teaching skills to good use.  The Boy Scout Administration saw how well Steve worked with the boys so they asked him if he could work with more scouts throughout the remainder of the summer. Of course, Steve said yes and continued to help the scouts complete their plumbing merit badge requirements every Thursday afternoon.

Steve had so much fun helping the scouts that he has already volunteered his time for 10 sessions next summer!  By Steve sharing his expertise with the Boy Scouts, maybe he is helping some future New England Tech students.

Nice work, Steve!

 By: New England Tech | Plumbing School  #plumbingschool #newenglandtech #rhodeisland