Each year, Heating Department Chair Ron Como brings students together with leaders in the heating industry through classroom presentations and site visits during “Industry Links Week”. This year, from September 12th through September 15th, heating students enrolled in the Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology and Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology programs were able to visit with several local companies: Heat Transfer Products, in New Bedford, MA, Modine Heaters in West Kingston, RI, and AMTROL, in East Greenwich, RI. During class time, Chief Mechanical Inspector for the RI Department of Labor & Training, Nick Ranone, addressed the class, as well as Henry Roma, Regional Manager for Santoro Oil Company. The heating industry has seen a burst in job opportunities as qualified candidates continue to be in high demand across all trades. New England Institute of Technology would like to thank all of the companies who were involved in making Industry Links Week a success!
Here are some examples of jobs that came through the Career Services Office this week:
- A local news station is recruiting for an Editor and Photographer
- A venue management company is seeking a Production Manager
- A media outlet is recruiting students for Part Time Board Operator
- A public access television network is recruiting a Staff Producer
- A local university posted a position for a Digital Media Production Videographer & Editor
- Help Desk Candidate that would work on a short term assignment in Connecticut. This position can help to really build a resume for IT Networking and Cyber Security graduates.
- A role for an IT Desktop Support / Audio Visual Tech. This position works well for a student who is in the IT Networking or the Cyber Security program.
- A role for a Software Programmer that is a good fit for graduates from the IT Software or Game Development programs.
- Tiverton, RI – Assistant Project Manager travel required
- North Attleboro, MA – Drafter
- Providence, RI – Drafting Intern
- Taunton, MA – CAD Drafter
- Bellingham, MA – Drafter/Detailer
- Cranston, RI –3 Drafters
- Johnston, RI – Entry Level Safety Coordinator
- Warwick, RI – Laborer
- Saunderstown, RI – Carpenters
- Portsmouth, RI – Finish Carpenter
- A company based in Warwick, RI hired another grad as a Plumbing Apprentice. This is the 12th Apprentice hired since 2013. They hire both Refrigeration/AC Heating & Gas Technology and Plumbing/Heating & Gas Technology graduates.
- Plumbing company in Cranston, RI is seeking Apprentice candidates
- A water treatment company in Wyoming, RI is recruiting for a Service Technician
- Wallingford, CT – Mechanical/Electrical Designer (Mechanical Engineering Technology/Electrical Engineering Technology)
- Franklin, MA – Seeking Engineering Technicians at two different companies (Electronic Systems Engineering Technology)
- Cranston, RI – Power Electronics Engineer & Electrical Engineer (Electrical Engineering Technology)
- A nursing and rehabilitation facility in West Warwick, RI listed a part time Activity Aide for a health care student.
- Providence, RI facility – has an opening for a Surgical Technologist
- Milford, MA facility – has 2 Surgical Technologist openings
- A staffing agency is looking for candidates to handle phone support for customers regarding their medications.
- A Rhode Island optical dispensary is offering strong pay along with a benefit package and will also provide extra training in ophthalmology.
- An eye care center in Dartmouth, MA is offering benefits and are willing to train a CMA so that he/she can gain additional skills in ophthalmology.
- Bayada Home Health Care in Providence, RI has a new Pediatric Residency Program for RN’s – next class begins in September.
- A Johnston, RI facility is recruiting for a part time RN position.
- A growing rehabilitation facility has jobs in several locations throughout RI and CT.
- A nationwide rehabilitation facility sent a flyer to NEIT stating they have jobs open across the US including: RI, CT, & MA.
EAST GREENWICH, RI – Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the university will offer a free series of Career Exploration workshops designed for individuals interested in exploring various career options. Each Career Exploration Day will feature two to three hands-on workshops giving participants the opportunity to experience firsthand some of the job responsibilities in their field of interest. Faculty, graduates and employers will be on hand to guide students through the activities and to answer any questions regarding potential career paths.
All Career Exploration Days are free of charge and will be conducted on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with lunch available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. The schedule of workshops is as follows:
February 6, 2016: Health Sciences
March 5, 2016: Building Trades
March 12, 2016: Various Management Programs
Sherman stated. “For more than 75 years, New England Tech has offered technical hands-on training to its students. Learning by doing is what drives our more than 50 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The goal of the Career Exploration workshops is to offer individuals the opportunity to gain a stronger sense of their career interests through hands-on activities as well as to learn about the education and training that will be required to be successful in the workplace.”
To RSVP or for a complete listing of the programs being offered, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call 401-467-7744 for more information.
Sixth quarter Heating Technology students participated in “Industry Links Week” from September 14-18 as they witnessed first-hand how their classroom knowledge is applied in the field. On-campus presentations were held on Monday and Thursday provided by Nicholas Ranone, Chief Mechanical Investigator at the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, and Ron Manish, Service Manager at Dupuis Energy of Pawtucket, RI . On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, students visited Modine® Heaters in West Kingston, RI, Aqua Motion Inc. in Warwick, RI, and Amtrol® in West Warwick, RI where plant tours and presentations were given.
For more information on NEIT’s Associate in Science degree programs in Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology or Heating and Plumbing Technology or any of the college’s other building trades, technical, health sciences or professional programs, contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744, email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or visit www.neit.edu.
This is an awesome new series to help potential students get a taste of what these careers in these fields would be like. All Career Exploration Days are FREE of charge. To RSVP or learn more, visit www.neit.edu/careerexploration or call Admissions at 401.467.7744 ext. 3357.
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.
Regardless of whether or not the Senate passes the bill that would limit which companies able to bid on public works contracts one thing is clear, there is a pressing need for more skilled workers.
- 52% of Rhode Island’s licensed plumbers are 50 or older
- 58% of Rhode Island’s licensed pipe-fitters are 50 or older
- 52% of Rhode Island’s licensed electricians are 50 or older
From the Providence Journal:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A labor-backed push to restrict who can bid on public-works contracts could also create more work for the state, a study commission was told Monday.
The commission on apprenticeship programs and public-works contracts was created last year after a bid-limiting bill passed the Senate but stalled in the House. The group met for the first time on Monday for a presentation from the state Department of Labor and Training.
For two consecutive years, the Senate has passed a bill that would limit who can bid on state and local construction contracts worth $1 million or more. The contracts would have been limited to companies with approved apprenticeship programs that can guarantee apprentices will work at least 10 percent of the project’s hours.
Joseph Degnan, assistant director for work force regulation and safety at the DLT, said the state’s data show a prevalence of older workers in some licensed trades. Supporters of last year’s bill have argued for a need to provide a younger, skilled work force.
Of the state’s 1,954 licensed plumbers, 1,029 are 50 or older. Of the state’s 5,599 licensed pipe-fitters, 3,231 are 50 or older. Of 5,736 licensed electricians, 2,972 are 50 or older, Degnan said.
The DLT did not take a policy position on last year’s bill, but Matthew Weldon, DLT assistant director, warned that enforcement of the standard will mean more work for the department.
To read the entire story visit: The Providence Journal
For more information on New England Tech’s over 40 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs, including Plumbing Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, call 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744, or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.
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.
We are pleased to have been featured as one of ten Bachelor Degree college programs for HVAC by HVACclasses.org.
From HVAC classes.org
Getting an education in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration can be a wonderful first step towards a rewarding and interesting career. While many new HVAC technicians choose to stop with a certificate or a two-year degree, plenty of others want to continue their education to have the best opportunity to enter the workforce farther up the ladder. For these students, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from one of the schools on this list is a great place to start. Represented here are HVAC Bachelor’s Degree programs as well as programs that are natural extensions of a beginning HVAC education, including facilities management and operations management .
At the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, students can pursue a two-year degree in HVAC. From there, graduates are eligible to continue their studies at NEIT and pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management Technology. Graduates of this program will have a fundamental understanding of HVAC technologies in addition to background in the technologies that are driving global business overall. NEIT graduates can go on to purse a career in HVAC repair, or start their own business with the knowledge they have gained.
Click the link for the complete list of 10 Top HVAC Bachelor’s Degree Programs.
If you would like additional information about any of New England Tech’s over 40 Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs, including Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Technology.
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!