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.
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.
If you missed it: Rhode Island Creative Magazine recently publish a great article about TWO of our NEW degree programs, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Welding Engineering Technology.
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 Advanced Manufacturing Technology or Welding Engineering Technology.
This is a great story in the Wall Street Journal which showcases high paying careers that are often overlooked.
This isn’t really news to us. Here at New England Tech, higher education means far more than simply earning a college degree. Each program has been thoughtfully designed with input from industry experts, and is taught by instructors who have worked in the field.
New England Tech is working to help fill the #SkillsGap with Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degrees in programs that are in demand like Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Information Technology and NEW Associate degree in Welding Engineering Technology.
Along with the SAMI program, which was developed in partnership with Rhode Island employers who have a demand for skilled welders and machinists.
The article below was printed in the Wall Street Journal January 7,2015. NEIT makes no representations concerning comparable compensation and/or employment opportunities.
From the Wall Street Journal:
HOUSTON—Justin Friend’s parents have doctoral degrees and have worked as university lecturers and researchers. So Mr. Friend might have been expected to head for a university after graduating from high school in Bryan, Texas, five years ago.
Instead, he attended Texas State Technical College in Waco, and received a two-year degree in welding. In 2013, his first full year as a welder, his income was about $130,000, more than triple the average annual wages for welders in the U.S. In 2014, Mr. Friend’s income rose to about $140,000.
That has allowed the 24-year-old to buy a $53,000 Ford F-250 pickup truck, invest in mutual funds and dabble in his hobbies, such as making jet engines, including one he attached to a golf cart. “Not everybody needs a four-year college degree,” said Kathryn Vaughan, his mother, a retired biology lecturer who spent part of her career at Texas A&M University. The risks of a mismatch between costly university degrees and job opportunities have become clearer in recent years.
Anthony Carnevale, director of the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, said nearly a third of people aged 22 through 26 with a Bachelor of Arts degree either don’t have a job or are working at one that doesn’t require a university degree. The numbers are similar for young people with vocational degrees, but those lower-cost degrees don’t typically lead to heavy debts.
When he graduated from Texas State Technical College in 2012, Mr. Friend quickly found a job at Acute Technological Services, a Houston-based unit of Oil States International Inc. Acute, which employs about 70 welders, mostly does work for the energy industry. Mr. Friend is usually dispatched to a plant that makes subsea oil-production equipment.
Click link to read entire story: The $140,000-a-Year Welding Job – WSJ.
For more information about Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and online degrees, including Welding Engineering Technology, call Admissions at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu or for additional information about the SAMI program, call 800-736-7744 ext. 3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college is proud to offer employer driven education through its two new Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology beginning October, 2015.
The Welding Engineering Technology program emphasizes the development of real-world, hands-on welding skills. Through a comprehensive academic and laboratory environment, students will receive intensive hands-on training in oxy-acetylene and air carbon arc cutting, brazing, and SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, and GTAW welding processes. In addition to welding and pipefitting, students will also take courses in industrial OSHA safety procedures and policy, metallurgy, structural design, blueprint reading, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), nondestructive testing, and precision measurement. Students also prepare for future certifications through simulated welder qualification tests.
Graduates of the Welding Engineering Technology program are prepared for several types of industry positions including welding engineering technician, production welder, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, CADD designer, CADD technician, welding industry salesperson, and materials testing technician.
Students enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology program will focus on the design of products that use innovative manufacturing technologies. The curriculum includes new ways to manufacture existing products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how engineering materials and manufacturing processes and machines are selected and scheduled. Students gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the precision measurements of products, manufacturing processes, machining, tool design, and welding. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer aided design and drafting technology (CADD).
Advanced Manufacturing Technology graduates are prepared for several types of design and technologist positions such as manufacturing engineering technologist, industrial engineering technician, quality control engineering technician, research and development machinist, or manufacturing production technician.
Sherman stated, “Through our Associate in Science degree programs in Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology, students will acquire the knowledge and technical skills needed to fill today’s high demand jobs. By collaborating with several local employers, New England Tech is proud to assist in providing a pipeline of highly skilled workers for these industries.”
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 Welding Engineering Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
Contact the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu
From the Cranston Patch:
Wearing a helmet and wielding a fiery torch is in all in a day’s work now for a Cranston woman.
Kierstyn Ebbeling has just completed an eight-week training welding training program that helps unemployed Rhode islanders connect with jobs in the marine trades and manufacturing industries.
The Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) at the New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) recruits, screens and trains individuals for high demand careers in these industries at no cost to participants.
“I thought of the SAMI program because I was at a point in my life where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I had always been interested in mechanical things, but, being a small-framed woman, my options were obviously limited,” Ebbeling said.
“Through the SAMI program, I was able to meet the instructors and they opened me up to the world of welding, which I had tried in high school and I really enjoyed, but had never thought of as a career path,” she said.
According to NEIT, 90 percent of SAMI graduates are already working for companies including Blount Boats, Senesco Marine and Electric Boat, which hired Ebbeling after graduation. She cannot believe how far she has come since beginning the training program in March.
“I love welding. I could do it all day. I could watch YouTube videos about it all day. It’s something, you know, to be able to go and work at Electric Board and have them set me up welding right away. That is like a dream come true,” she said.
Ebbeling even stars in a video that is being used to promote the SAMI program to potential students.
“Some of the first women that you saw welding were the Wendy Welders of World War II, and those welders were working on marine crafts. Wendy the Welder was a ship builder. I’m going to end up going into shipbuilding and it’s just kind of cool having that connection between the present and the past,” she explained.
NEIT staff worked closely with local companies to develop the curriculum, training programs and laboratories that will give Rhode Islanders the skills needed to be successful in the job market.
“It’s a terrific example of how Rhode Island’s private educational institutions of higher education can help the state in its effort for economic development,” said NEIT President Dr. Richard Gouse. “New England Tech is going to train those employees with those specific skills. So from that point of view, it’s a win for everybody and an important thing for Rhode Island.”
Funding for the program came from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board and the Rhode Island Foundation.
“We saw this as an opportunity to link unemployed and under-employed Rhode Islanders with local employers, leverage the training resources of a local institution, and highlight the importance of these industries to our community,” said Foundation president and CEO Neil Steinberg.
The Foundation’s $50,000 grant for SAMI grew out of its Make It Happen RI initiative, which develops proposals that will jumpstart the state’s economy.
“This funding achieves two goals. Helping companies grow by closing the so-called skills gap and getting people trained quickly so they can get back to work and into solid, good-paying jobs,” Steinberg said.
New England Institute of Technology is proud to be the recipient of the Governor’s Workforce grant to help 40 unemployed individuals with the skills within the shipbuilding and machine technology industries. We look forward to continuing to help the state close the skills gap.
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the Governor’s Workforce Board RI (GWB) has awarded $1.75 million in Innovative Partnership grants. The grants bring employers and educational providers together to develop career opportunities for students, out-of-school youth and unemployed or underemployed adults.
Thirteen organizations have earned the grants, ranging in size from $86,000 to $190,000. The 13 awardees, who had to submit detailed proposals to GWB by May 12 specifying how they would use the grant monies, include six community-based organizations, three employers, three GWB industry partners and one educational institution. Five of this year’s grant awardees are new. Eight earned Innovation Partnership grants from GWB for use in Fiscal Year 2014.
The New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich was awarded $190,000 to provide 40 unemployed individuals with entry-level occupational skills training within the shipbuilding and machine technology industries. Employer partners include General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Guill Tool and Engineering, SENESCO Marine, Swissline Precision, Rhode Island Carbide, RIMA and RIMTA.
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NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUNCHES NEW SHIPBUILDING/MARINE AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE (SAMI)
SAMI to Provide Rhode Island Employers with a Pipeline of Skilled Welders and Machinists
WHAT: Through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Governor’s Workforce Board of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation, New England Institute of Technology has established a Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute (SAMI) to train jobseekers for careers in these industries. SAMI was developed in partnership with Rhode Island employers who have a demand for skilled manufacturing and shipbuilding workers including machinists and welders.
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m.
(Opening ceremony and remarks followed by tours of the SAMI facility)
WHERE: New England Institute of Technology
2480 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI 02886
WHO: Senator Jack Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Mayor Scott Avedisian–City of Warwick, Shipbuilding and Manufacturing Employers, NEIT President Richard I. Gouse, administration, faculty and staff.
WHY: Because of the shortage of skilled workers in Rhode Island’s shipbuilding/marine and advanced manufacturing job market, New England Institute of Technology has collaborated with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division, Senesco Marine, RI Carbide Tool, Guill Tool and Engineering, Swissline Precision, RI Marine Trades Association and the RI Manufacturers Association in the development of SAMI. The objective of the SAMI program is to recruit, screen, provide career information and hands-on orientation, and train individuals for high demand careers in these industries all at no cost to eligible SAMI participants or the employers.
Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Tech is a private, non-profit technical college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. For more information on SAMI, please visit http://cti.neit.edu or follow news of the college on www.neit.edu, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Tumblr, Instagram and the NEIT Blog.