Local High School Automotive Students Score Big

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Justin Suttles

The annual Ocean State Automotive Contest, hosted by New England Tech in cooperation with the Rhode Island Automobile Dealers Association, is a chance for high school seniors to demonstrate their technical abilities in the automotive field.  This competition involves different work stations in which students are asked to complete certain tasks or to troubleshoot technical “bugs” within a 10 minute time limit that is set for each station. The individual workstations include brakes, steering and suspension, electrical and electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, parts identification and engine performance.

This year’s Rhode Island winners from Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, Justin Suttles and Shawn Teague, received a one year tuition scholarship to New England Tech and a set of Snap-On tools. The second and third place teams were awarded $1500 and $1000 tuition scholarships respectively.  Justin and Shawn earned the right to compete at the National Automotive Dealers Competition sponsored by the Greater New York Automotive Dealers Association in New York City.

In addition, Justin and Shawn won first place at the state level for the Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition held at Firestone Tire in Warwick, RI. The competition criteria was similar to that of the Ocean State Automotive Contest.  This dynamic duo produced a flawless vehicle at the state contest which afforded them the opportunity to travel to Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, for the national competition held in June.

As Justin stated, “Knowing that I could have a year free of schooling is opening new doors for me and it’s a great experience. New England Tech was really encouraging and had really high standards during the competitions. They have a great degree program.”

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 and Automotive Service Management Technology

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 

Education Week Visitors

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During Education Week, an initiative to highlight higher education institutions and opportunities offered to students in Rhode Island, Congressman James Langevin and Congressman David Cicilline toured New England Institute of Technology on August 18th to learn about the college’s diverse technical and professional degree programs.  While visiting various classrooms and labs, the Congressmen saw firsthand how New England Tech graduates are highly trained to meet the needs of today’s employers. Their visit underscored the critical role that New England Tech along with other colleges and universities in Rhode Island play in strengthening the economic health and business climate in our state.

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NEIT to Host 2015 WordCamp RI

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute Technology is pleased to announce that the college will host the WordPress WordCamp RI workshop on September 25-26, 2015, at its East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. WordPress originated in 2003 as an easy-to-use blogging platform.  It has since grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world and is now the system used by millions of websites globally.

WordCamp RI will present an exciting roster of speakers to assist individuals with the WordPress program.  Renowned experts will discuss best practices for using a WordPress site ranging from those attendees new to website development and blogging as well as experienced app developers. Admission includes entrance for both days of the conference, lunch, refreshments, a WordCamp t-shirt, and reception.  To register, visit https://rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/2015/tickets/.

Admission also includes one-on-one consultations at the popular Happiness Bar (aka “Help Desk”).  Attendees may bring their laptops and receive assistance with their WordPress sites.

On Friday, September 25th,  there will be three in-depth seminars on “WordPress Setup and Installation,” “Getting To Know Sass to Become a Stronger, More Efficient Front End Developer,” and “How You Can Contribute to the WordPress Core Functions.” Friday’s program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 26th, will include a series of seminars throughout the day covering topics such as adapting a WordPress site to various needs by doing your own coding, making your website mesh with your business needs, and breaking down the various components of WordPress and how you can use them. Saturday’s hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:00 a.m.

Co-organizer of WordCamp RI and president of the Linchpin Agency, Aaron Ware stated, “It’s hard to paint the value attendees get out of WordCamp RI.  There are amazing speakers, the Happiness Bar help desk staffed with knowledgeable volunteers, and opportunities to network.”  Ware also points out, “This year’s location, New England Tech in East Greenwich, is central, just a 20-minute or less drive for most Rhode Islanders.  It’s right off the highway with ample free parking.”

Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Tech stated, “Since WordPress is an integral part of the college’s Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design, we are very pleased to host WordCamp RI.  Knowing that WordCamp workshops are held internationally, our college community is proud to be associated with this outstanding organization.”

For more information call Aaron Ware, WordCamp RI co-organizer at 401-305-5228 or visit https://rhodeisland.wordcamp.org/2015/contact/.

Save the Date: Back Focus is August 31st

On August 31st, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., faculty selected Digital Media Production class projects/movies from each quarter of  the past academic year will be showcased in Hall of Fame, room N103 on the East Greenwich Campus.

Refreshments will be served.


Master’s Information Technology Program Now Online

As the college’s Master of Science Degree program in Information Technology (IT) enters its fourth year this fall, it will now be expanded to offer students the option of completing their degree entirely online. The Information Technology program is designed for IT professionals who want to advance their knowledge in the field as a precursor for management positions in the IT industry.  Each term, students may now select their courses in a traditional classroom environment, totally online, or in a hybrid combination of classroom and online offerings.

To be an effective Information Technology leader, a blend of operational and technical expertise, leadership and management of projects and teams, and a solid foundation in the principles of general management is required. The program’s mission is built around the components that comprise an organization’s informational infrastructure: the software applications that support the business processes, the information and data sources used to store data, the processes used to secure the data, the network used to access data and applications, and the people who design, manage and implement the applications, data and the network.

New England Tech’s IT program weaves technical topics such as network architecture, cloud computing and data analytics with finance, law, project management and leadership. The program provides individuals with the ability to analyze business scenarios, anticipate and respond to a continuously changing environment and effectively assign resources that make up the organization’s information system. Employment opportunities for graduates of this program may include Project Manager, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Network Manager and Systems Integrator.

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 Master’s degree in Information Technology

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Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu 


10-RealtorsOn June 11, 2015, New England Tech hosted the 5th annual RI REALTORS® Conference and Expo. As has been the tradition since the expo’s inception in 2011, NEIT’s East Greenwich campus was the host site for this informative and fast-paced industry trade show.

This event is free to members of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors (RIAR).  Once again the collaborative efforts of Bob Larrabee, Senior Account Executive for NEIT’s Center for Technology and Industry (CTI), and RIAR’s Education Committee most notably Mindy Lane and Agueda Del Borgo, produced another informative day for the exhibitors, the technology session presenters, and most importantly, the RIAR membership. Industry-specific breakout sessions included sales strategies, “green” building initiatives, legal and legislative issues, as well as budgeting and financing.

This year’s event also had several new twists for the attendees. Keynote Speakers Gary and Christina Balletto presented their life’s journey,  “Tiger: A Story of Courage and Determination.” The Balletto’s currently own a real estate company, a construction company, a restaurant, and a boxing gym. Mr. Balletto is a local professional boxing champion and was a fan favorite in the second season of the reality TV show “The Contender.” After playing many sports, he decided to start a boxing career, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He walked away with the USBF, the EBA, and the IBU World Lightweight Title.

Unfortunately, an accident left Mr. Balletto paralyzed from the chest down, but he remains a hard working business owner and entrepreneur whose ambition is driven by the love of his family. “Tiger”, a documentary over a decade in the making, is a true love story between Gary and Christina and their bond to overcome all. He shared his heartwarming story of courage, determination, setbacks and accomplishments to a captivated audience.

RIAR partnered with Family Service of Rhode Island, and realtors were asked to bring new backpacks for needy school-aged children to help give them the best possible start in the upcoming school year.  More than 200 donated backpacks comprised the mounded heap visible in the registration area. NEIT was pleased to be part of this important and valued community service project.

Report: Good Jobs Are Back | CEW Georgetown

This is great news for people concerned about the affordability of a college education. This report shows that a college education does matter when it comes to landing a “good” job that is likely to include health benefits and retirement plans.

College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job.

The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment opportunities. Out of these career opportunities, 2.9 million are considered good jobs. The key finding revealed that 2.8 million good jobs went to college graduates. Some of the largest growing professions seek high-skilled workers and offer large benefits packages. Most good jobs are full time and twice as likely to provide health insurance and retirement plans. The competitive wages and good benefits of these good jobs offer created a healthy job market during the recovery.

Key Findings

Eighty-six percent of workers in good jobs are full-time; 68 percent of good jobs provide health insurance; and 61 percent of good jobs include an employer-sponsored retirement plan

Managers, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and healthcare professionals account for the majority of growth in the good jobs tier.

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Source: Good Jobs Are Back | CEW Georgetown

Career Services Offering Resume Workshops

On Wednesday, September 2nd the Career Services Office will be offering Open Lab Resume Workshops to all currently enrolled students. Two sessions will be offered, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. They will be held on the East Greenwich campus in room S214. The workshops will focus on resumes, cover letters, and reference sheets and is open to students from all technologies.

To register for an Open Lab Resume Workshop, please click here.

NEIT Offers Paramedic Technology Program

Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Non-Licensed Individuals May Enroll

East Greenwich, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college will offer a new Associate in Science Degree program in Paramedic Technology beginning October, 2015. This new program prepares individuals for careers as pre-hospital care providers for individuals needing medical attention. Students with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license, as well as those individuals who need to obtain an EMT license, may apply.

Paramedics work in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine in rescue vehicles and emergency rooms as well as in doctors’ offices and other health care facilities. Paramedics focus on quality healthcare by providing for the needs of their patients while advocating and educating patients, families and communities to take proactive measures to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

The Paramedic Technology program has been designed to offer non-licensed students the opportunity to earn an EMT license in a separate preliminary quarter. These students must then successfully complete the EMT licensure exam by the third quarter in order to continue with the Paramedic Technology program. Throughout the curriculum, students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences to complement classroom learning. Graduates of the Paramedic Technology program are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician paramedic level exam (NREMT exam).

Sherman stated, “New England Tech’s Paramedic Technology program provides enhanced training to licensed EMT’s. These individuals may now earn an Associate in Science degree in Paramedic Technology affording them the opportunity to later pursue an advanced degree in Health/EMS Management or other health sciences.”

For more information on the Paramedic Technology program, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. Visit www.neit.edu for a complete program outline.