Professional Development Seminars for HS educators

New England Institute of Technology will offer an eight-week spring session of free Professional Development Seminars for high school educators beginning Monday, April 6, 2015.

Classes will meet weekly, at the East Greenwich campus from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Space is limited in each seminar, so if you are interested in any of the seminars listed, please respond as soon as possible.

The following seminars will be offered:

Advanced Photoshop

Participants will  learn more advanced compositing and workflow features in Photoshop.  Demonstrations will include using the pen tool for accurate masking, editing photographs non-destructively in the camera RAW plugin, compositing glass, and getting around Photoshop’s 3D compositing and rendering environment.  **Attendees should have basic working knowledge of Photoshop.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design Technology Department

Class limit: 12 

At Your Best: Optimizing Your Professional and Personal Effectiveness

Using the most recent ideas in management and positive psychology, this workshop offers an understanding of and a framework for you to develop and be your best self, and to be more effective in your work/career and life.  Effectiveness is your ability to be successful in creating desired results or outcomes.  The workshop is applied, hands-on, and provides practical tools, which allow you to continue the development of your best self and effectiveness after the workshop.

This workshop will run on Thursdays, beginning April 9.

Offered by the Business Management Technology Department

Class limit: 20 

Personal Cyber-Security

In today’s world of interconnected digital devices, the security of one’s personal information and communications is an ever-increasing concern.  From computers to tablets to smart phones and wireless communications, participants will learn how to better protect their personal information and communications through a series of non-technical discussions and hands-on exercises.  Participants will have achieved a greater understanding of the potential threats lurking in the “digital shadows,” how to recognize them, and how to protect against them.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Materials required: 1 gb USB thumb drive 

Photoshop Web Design to HTML5 and CSS3

Participants will learn to design a web page interface using Adobe Photoshop CC and then build it using HTML5 and CSS3 code.  Topics covered include using Photoshop to design a web interface, slicing elements of the design in Photoshop and coding HTML5 and CSS3 to build and develop the web page.  Prior Photoshop knowledge is required.

This workshop will run on Mondays, beginning April 6.

Offered by the Information Technology Department

Class limit: 10 

Using Video to Make a More Interactive Classroom

Participants will learn the basics of video/visual production – shooting/lighting, editing and graphics.

This workshop will run on Wednesdays, beginning April 8.

Offered by the Digital Media Production Technology Department

Materials required: headphones, SD card grade 10

Class limit: 8 

To register for a seminar please forward the following information to Tarr Rugg’s attention at trugg@neit.edu:

Name
High School
Phone
Email

Title of Professional Development Seminar you would like to attend.

Once Tara has received your registration information, you will receive an email with confirmation.  If you are placed on a waiting list for a seminar, you will be notified of that as well.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or email, Tara Rugg.

Tara Rugg
Coordinator of High School Programs
New England Institute of Technology
2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI  02886
800-736-7744 ext. 3377
trugg@neit.edu

And the RI SkillsUSA winners are….

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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. 

Alumni News: Videos of homes for sale are in demand

Two New England Tech Graduates, Paul Raposo and Justin Hebert, show how they are using their degree in Digital Media Production (previously named Associate degree in Video Audio Production and Bachelors degree in Digital Recording Arts) into a great career.

From Providence Journal:

Producing videos to sell homes is a practice that has moved well beyond the rarified realm of the luxury market.

Paul Raposo, left, and Justin Hebert, who produce videos for Residential Properties Inc., set up a video shoot of the exterior of a house for sale in Providence. The Providence Journal/Steve Szydlowski

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Some videos are clearly amateur jobs, possibly shot with a mobile phone. Some are slickly professional. Others are almost works of art.

Producing videos to sell homes is a practice that has moved well beyond the rarified realm of the luxury market. Westcott Properties, a Providence agency that specializes in foreclosures, is even making videos for bank-owned properties and rentals.

Last week, more than 800 of the nearly 5,200 residential property listings on riliving.com, the website of Rhode Island’s State-Wide Multiple Listing Service, had some sort of video accompaniment. Some of these are video versions of photographic slide shows, many with voice-overs. But others are more lushly produced and look like short films.

Residential Properties, which has five offices in Rhode Island, has two full-time videographers on staff and has made more than 500 videos for clients. The company is planning to expand its video marketing to highlight communities, enhance agent bios, and produce a video podcast featuring CEO Sally Lapides, Readey said.

Chace and Readey said their videos usually include community footage in addition to featuring the house itself. As Readey said, “You’re not just buying the house, you’re buying the location.”

On Tuesday morning, the Residential team was shooting a video for a new listing at 215 Arlington Ave., in Providence; the house is priced at $1,375,000.

Listing Realtor Nancy Markham said it is one of a number of high-end properties coming on to the market this spring on Providence’s East Side. A video “raises the profile of the house higher in search engines,” Markham said, and “everybody is attached to their computers.”

Click the link to read the entire story: Videos of homes for sale are in demand – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, online and Master’s degree programs, including Digital Media Production Associate and Bachelor degrees.

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

SkillsUSA RI Honorary Life Membership Award

Felix Carlone

Mr. Felix Carlone Contest Chairman, Carpentry

New England Tech would like to congratulate Felix Carlone on being given this honor.  Thank you for your many years of dedication.

For over twenty-five years Felix Carlone has served as the contest chairman for the SkillsUSA Rhode Island Carpentry Contest. This year he passes on that position as he retires from the New England Institute of Technology. SkillsUSA Rhode Island wishes to thank Felix with the Honorary Life Membership award for his many years of dedication to the organization.  Thank you Felix!

SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year

Congratulations to New England Tech’s very own, Amanda Metzger on being named SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year.

Amanda Metzger

Ms. Amanda Metzger at New England Institute of Technology

Amanda Metzger, a member of the SkillsUSA RI Board of Directors, has been with New England Institute of Technology for 12 years serving as the Special Events Coordinator for the Office of Admissions. In this time, Amanda has grown from volunteering with SkillsUSA RI contests to leading the colleges SkillsUSA RI effort.

Amanda’s spirit and persistence has been instrumental in expanding the college’s student post secondary SkillsUSA chapter.  Amanda’s commitment to SkillsUSA RI  has helped to develop confident student leaders.  New England Tech students have come to rely on her coaching and encouragement to guide them through the pressures of the championship.

Amanda’s leadership has also been in the development of new SkillsUSA RI contests as Refrigeration Air Conditioning, Marine Technology and Criminal Justice.

The development of the Criminal Justice Crime Scene Investigation contest has lead to both RI high school and postsecondary team winning at the national level.

Business Management Programs Offer Hands-on Learning

5-Business MgtNew England Tech has redesigned its Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Business Management Technology (MGT) to address the management needs of the 21st century. Staying true to NEIT’s core mission and strength, the associate and bachelor degree programs emphasize hands-on lab experiences in technical, personnel, and decision making skills.  While these programs incorporate the course content and learning outcomes typically found in other collegiate business management programs, NEIT students experience a dramatically different approach to learning as all management classes have balanced lab and classroom sessions.

Utilizing unique lab learning experiences, all courses in the MGT curriculum include hands-on, applied lab experiences, in which students practice and develop skills, including technology, accounting and finance, marketing, effective communication, human resource processes, and team and project management. Students must demonstrate each skill at the end of the quarter.  While it is important for students to describe how to be an effective leader, it is more important to demonstrate that they can lead effectively.  These labs allow students world-of-work experience as they practice how they will perform in the workplace.

While emphasizing the technology used in today’s workplace such as Microsoft Office Suite and other business software, on the labs students also practice and develop skills that include effective teamwork and team leadership, decision making, values and ethical issues, negotiation, and interpersonal skills as well as decision making techniques where students develop analytical skills through a variety of lab assignments in which they analyze and respond to workplace scenarios.

In the associate degree course, “Effective Teams and Projects”, students simultaneously work on face-to-face and virtual teams, practicing team and related interpersonal skills.  In the bachelor’s level “21st Century Leadership” course, students lead a team of peers in several different scenarios that include brainstorming and conceptualizing, solving technical problems, and providing excellent service. Similarly, in the bachelor’s “Human Resource Management” course, using video cameras, students practice being interviewed and evaluate and receive feedback on their skills. They also interview others to expand their network. Students then demonstrate their effective interviewing skills at the end of the quarter.

A blend of face-to-face and online learning assignments and modules is used to mimic today’s workplace. A key learning goal of both management programs is to prepare graduates to proactively adapt to new technology. Several learning experiences require students to explore new mobile applications and software and, in some cases, teach what they’ve learned to their peers. Students also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in two capstone-like labs in both degree programs. 

Another key difference in NEIT’s business management programs is the small class size. In addition, the associate degree program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months, and the bachelor’s degree in as little as three years. Electives are used to develop deeper expertise and skills in a specific area and/or to prepare students for chosen certifications, such as Project or Contract Management.

If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degree programs, including Business Management Technology, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu

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16 things you should remove from your resume

Resume Tips from Career Services and TheLadders:
An eye-tracking study by TheLadders found that the average recruiter spends only six seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if it’s worth a closer inspection. When you only have six seconds to make the right impression, you have to make every word on your resume count.

Below I’ve compiled a list of 16 items you can remove from your resume right away that will help your job application avoid the hiring manager’s trash pile.

Objective

Head shot

Inappropriate email addresses

Mailing address

Multiple phone numbers

Personal details

Irrelevant social media accounts

Current employer’s contact info

Embedded tables

Click the link to read the complete list and explanation: 16 things you should remove from your resume.

New England Tech Hosts TechArts Exhibition

East Greenwich, RI – New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) will host TechArts, an art exhibit showcasing the talents of its students, faculty and staff.  The public is invited to visit the library at NEIT’s East Greenwich Campus located at One New England Tech Blvd. from March 30th to June 6th and enjoy the many creative works on display.  All types of fine art and applied art will be exhibited including drawings, sculpture, photographs, paintings, handmade furniture, costumes, watercolors and more.

TechArts began as an art installation in 1995 offering the college community the opportunity to share their creativity.  The concept of TechArts resurfaced in 2004 when a committee of faculty and administrative staff members became fully committed to keeping this tradition alive as an annual event.  Art will continue to have a permanent place in the college’s 27,000 sq. ft. library.  Some of the student work on display is a product of the art-related humanities and social science courses offered at NEIT.

The New England Tech library is open Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Friday from 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit http://library.neit.edu or contact Susan Warthman, MLIS, AHIP, Director of the Library and Information Commons at 401-739-5000, ext. 3553 or swarthman@neit.edu.

Rhode Island Creative magazine March 2015

Lots of great stories in Rhode Island Creative magazine, it’s a must read for all types of creative thinkers!

Rhode Island Creative March 2015

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Alpha Chi Students Honored

The Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony of the Rhode Island Gamma Chapter of the Alpha Chi Honor Society was held on December 8, 2014, at NEIT’s East Greenwich campus. Eligible students include the top 10% of baccalaureate and graduate students in all academic disciplines.   Douglas Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, welcomed the students along with their family and friends. Dr. Robin Schutt, Faculty Advisor for the Chapter and  Assistant Provost, gave greetings and presented the students with their award.

Alpha Chi Honor Society was founded in 1922 when representatives from five Texas colleges and universities met to organize a society to honor high academic achievement among students. With more than 300,000 members and 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico, the Alpha Chi Honor Society inducts approximately 11,000 new members each year.

Congratulations to the following Alpha Chi Honor Society inductees:

Jason Aguiar

Kristopher Becker

Elizabeth Bemis

Christopher Bray

Silas Campbell

Caroline Castro

Elizabeth Charette

Nicole Cioffi

Cheryl del Colle

Jayme Dandeneau

Zbigniew Dawkins

Tara Falck

Catherine Freitas

Nancy Hansen

Jonathon Henderson

Gina Iadarola

Louis Jardin

Maria Karkos

itchell LaPlume

Andrew Laychak

Chelsea LeBlanc

Erik Lougee

Justin Marvill

Stephen McCormick

Tonya Nappa

Jason  Noel

Cuong Nguyen

Sherika Parfitt

Portia Richardson

Jesse Roberts

Sherry Rose

Anthony Salazar

Kathryn Smith

Rita Smith

Carenique Turner

Catherine Ward