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!
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.
Congratulations to New England Tech’s very own, Amanda Metzger on being named SkillsUSA 2015 Advisor of the Year.
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.
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, has donated $5,000.00 to New England Institute of Technology in support of the college’s mission to provide students with a hands-on technical education.
“This grant will be used to provide scholarships to students in NEIT’s Associate in Science Degree program in Refrigeration/Air Conditioning, Heating and Gas Technology” said Robert R. Theroux, Vice President of Finance and Business Administration at New England Tech. “We will assist those students experiencing financial challenges in completing their degrees. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”
This donation was recommended by Jim Crowley, Branch Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Warwick location. Grainger has been a part of the Warwick business community for more than 30 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by New England Institute of Technology,” said Crowley. “We understand the goal of the college to support those students with financial need.”
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
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!