Gavin Estey has joined the Office of Student Support Services as a Student Advisor. He previously held several positions at Mount Ida College including Counselor in the Student Transition and Retention Services program, Learning Specialist in the Learning Opportunities Program, and Resident Director in the Office of Residence Life. Gavin has a Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration from Bay Path University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of New Hampshire and an Associate in Arts degree in History from Dean College. Gavin will work with students in the Animal and Veterinary Management/Veterinary Practice Management, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking, Graphic Multimedia & Web Design, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration-Air Conditioning and Veterinary Technology programs.
New England Tech’s SkillsUSA competitors have returned from the National competition held June 23rd through June 25th in Kentucky. SkillsUSA Championship had more than 6,000 high school and college students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill competitions areas. The SkillsUSA competitions are modeled after the Olympics where the top three individuals or teams receive gold, silver and bronze medals.
We had four students bring home bronze medals.
Cabinetmaking College Division
Nathan Bugbee (bronze)
Crime Scene Investigation College Division
Stas Belch (bronze)
Nicole Cioffi (bronze)
Raven Staplins (bronze)
Congratulations to all of our students that competed. It is a big accomplishment to get to the National SkillsUSA competition.
New England Tech is a postsecondary Chapter of SkillsUSA and on Thursday, March 26, 2015 Rhode Island SkillsUSA held their 39th annual awards ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. That night we found out who the winners were in their technical areas. First place winners will go on to nationals in Louisville, KY to travel on to the nation championship in June to compete against other college students from all over the country. There the students will compete against top students in their technical area from all over the country.
We are pleased to announce that we have 7 gold medalists going on to nationals this year.
1st place winners:
Crime Scene Investigation: Raven Staplins, Nicole Cioffi and Stas Belch
Architecture Drafting: Michael Webb
Construction: Nicholas Brecken
Cabinetmaking: Nathan Bugbee
Automotive: John-Scott Delija
2nd place winners:
Automotive: James Montesano
Crime Scene Investigation: Anthony Catanzaro, Jasmin Serrano and Robert Mullen
3rd place winner:
Automotive: Phillip Prue
SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 4,500 students compete in 77 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
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.
Amanda Balch, a student in the Building Construction and Cabinetmaking program at the New England Institute of Technology, won the national gold medal in Prepared Speech at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City, MO, on June 27th.
Amanda qualified for the national competition by winning first place in Prepared Speech conducted by the Rhode Island chapter of SkillsUSA earlier this year.
SkillsUSA is national organization serving more than 300,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. During the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, more than 6,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas. SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
Attention Students and Grads! Plan to attend the first annual Building Trades Employer Day
Tuesday, May 13 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in the CT Student Lounge
- This is a great chance for you to network with local employers who are interested in meeting students and graduates from our Building Construction, Construction Management, Plumbing/Heating/Gas, Refrigeration/Heating/Gas and Electrical Technology degree programs.
- Students and graduates who are actively seeking employment opportunities should have resumes ready! Stop by Career Services soon to review your resume.
- Early quarter students should be ready to network with employers about future potential opportunities (internship or part-time).
- Refreshments will be served!
Is Rhode Island’s Economy on the Rebound?
Uptick in building and construction cited as an economic strength indicator for Rhode Island.
Read the full story at GoLocalProv.com on what other good news is in store (retail was another) for Rhode Island’s economy…
Construction employment in the U.S. is poised to rebound as a swelling pipeline of projects prompts companies to expand.
Builders in October had the most job openings and broke ground on more homes than at any time in four years, government data show. Billing by architecture firms, which typically leads construction by at least nine months, is climbing at the fastest pace since December 2010.
“You have a lot of projects right now in design and development, and as soon as the financing hits and the approvals are out, then the shovels go in the ground,” said Suzanne Breistol, co-owner of ConstructionConnection.com, a Marble Falls, Texas-based employment consulting service.
While construction payrolls accounted for 4.1 percent of all U.S. employment in November, a six-decade low, industry hiring will ripple through the world’s largest economy, prompting manufacturers, retailers, landscapers, real-estate brokers and transportation companies to also take on staff, according to economist Mark Zandi. About 250,000 construction and related jobs will be created in 2013, 13 percent of the 1.93 million Zandi projects the U.S. will add.
“Construction is a small share of the job market, but it can be a very large share of job growth, particularly when the construction industry is in an upswing,” said Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania. “A big share of the improvement in jobs growth that I anticipate will come from construction and anything related.”