New England Tech to Train Fiat Chrysler Automotive Technicians to Combat Technician Shortage

The Center for Technology and Industry at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) – in cooperation with Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA US LLC) – has established an FCA Performance Training Center at NEIT’s Access Road campus in Warwick, RI.

In collaboration with the FCA Performance Institute, NEIT instructors will receive FCA-specific training relating to the service and maintenance of FCA vehicles. In turn, NEIT faculty will instruct FCA dealer technicians employed throughout the FCA distributor network.

“We’re delighted that New England Institute of Technology will join our efforts to increase the number of automotive instructors who’ll train new and existing service technicians in our U.S. dealership network,” said John Fox, Director of the FCA Performance Institute. “Enlisting the help of New England Tech is another step that Fiat Chrysler is taking to combat the industry shortage of trained service technicians.”

FCA logosCurrent Fiat Chrysler classes focus on the Fundamentals of Gas Engines as well as noise, vibration, and harshness training. Future plans include the enhanced training of NEIT instructors so that they can deliver additional FCA programs to dealer technicians. These training programs benefit FCA dealers since New England Tech instructors help expedite the training process of new-hire technicians through important phases of their original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training.

“Students enrolled in New England Tech’s Automotive Technology degree programs benefit from our relationship with FCA since we can incorporate emerging technology into our curriculum,” says Steven Kitchin, NEIT Vice President for Corporate Education and Training.

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10 College Hacks for Freshmen

 

Starting your freshman year at New England Tech? Chances are, pretty much everyone has given you advice on what to do – whether you asked or not! Don’t skip classes (of course). Get involved (yup, easy one). Get to know your professors (sure). All good tips, right? Well, here are some additional college hacks that nobody may have recommended — and that’ll help you get the most of your freshmen year.

Let’s start a conversation. What do you think of these hacks, and what other suggestions do you have for your fellow freshman classmates?

  1. Take a pic of your course schedule and keep it on your phone. That way, you’ll never have to think twice about where you need to be and when.
  2. Make at least one friend in every class, so if you can’t make a class, you can always get the notes and not fall behind.
  3. Speaking of notes, take lots of them. And get involved in class discussions. Chances are if you do both, you’ll perform better.
  4. Consider recording lectures and “how to” discussions in our labs, and then listen to them at 1.5 times the speed. Listening again will help you absorb more of the material, and playing it back at a faster rate will save you time.
  5. Maybe a no brainer — but make time for exercise. Too many students don’t. Hitting the gym (or the road if you run or even just walk) helps burn off stress. Not only does this increase your ability to focus, but it will also help you fend off that “freshman 15.”
  6. Heavy sleeper? Drop your cell phone into an empty glass to amplify the alarm at o’dark hundred.
  7. Use a planner to stay on top of your assignments and due dates. Break down big projects into manageable chunks and give each part a due date. No one wants to remember – and dread –a big project looming over their head.
  8. Make the most of your space. Invest in a couple of under-the-bed storage containers to store items you don’t use regularly.
  9. Use the timer on your phone. Often. That 5-minute break from studying you promised yourself could quickly turn into 50 if you start surfing the web or social media in search of shiny objects that distract you from your study time. Set a timer and stick to it.
  10. Ask about student discounts when shopping. Many stores offer discounts to students — not all advertise them. It never hurts to ask.

There are dozens of more hacks that can be recommended. Share your favorite ones and pass these along.

 

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NEIT Hosts RI FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff for Grades 7-12 on Sat. September 9

FIRST Tech Robotics Challenge Kickoff Rhode Island logoIf you’re in grade 7 -12 and have a passion for robotics, then join us at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) on Saturday, September 9 between 9 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn about the 2017-2018 FIRST Tech Robotics team challenge.

The competition is sponsored by NEIT and will be hosted at our East Greenwich campus.

This information session is open to students, educators, coaches, parents, mentors, and volunteers who have an interest in robotics. Join us to learn about the new season, meet teams and be the first to see the 2018 game.

New England Tech First Robotics Challenge Kickoff 2017

Groups interested in establishing a FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics team are encouraged to attend. Bring your robot and try out the new game! Students and teams are welcome to attend without their coach.

More than 50 Rhode Island teams were involved in FIRST Robotics last season, so you’ll get to meet, share ideas with and make friends with students throughout the state who share your interest.

REGISTER
Please RSVP no later than September 6th to Erin Flynn, 401-739-5000 ext. 3462, eflynn@neit.edu

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Registration at 8:30 am

LOCATION << click for directions

New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

For more information on FIRST Robotics go to http://www.neit.edu/Admissions/FIRST-Tech-Challenge and http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/ftc

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is dedicated to inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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New England Tech Hosting RI Society for Respiratory Care Conference on August 17

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On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the RI Society for Respiratory Care will hold its 33rd annual conference and exhibition for health care professionals at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT).

The meeting will feature educational seminars, exhibits with new products and services and the opportunity for professional network building. Healthcare professionals – including students enrolled in its NEIT’s associate degree program in Respiratory Care – will be updated on state-of-the-art techniques in the field of respiratory care.

The conference objective is to provide physicians, nurses and respiratory professionals with:

  • Innovative ideas in health promotion and care
  • An update in state-of-the-art techniques – both in acute care and home care settings
  • A forum for the sharing of ideas and experience among health care professionals

Schedule
7:15 – 7:45          Registration/breakfast

8:00 – 9:00          Special Considerations in Ventilation and Weaning of Obese Patients

9:00 – 10:00        Keynote: Professional Road Ahead, by Brian Walsh, Ph.D., RRT-NPS, FAARC

10:00 – 10:45     Vendor Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45     High-Frequency Ventilation in Infants and Children

11:45 – 12:45     Sharing the Knowledge More Effectively: Daren Rainey, RRT

12:45 – 1:30        Lunch

1:30 – 2:30          Vendor Exhibits

2:30 – 3:30          Multidisciplinary Approaches to Improving Outcomes in Ventilated Patients

3:30 – 4:30          High-Velocity Naval Insufflation: Refining High Flow Nasal Cannula

LOCATION <click for directions

New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Free on-site parking

REGISTRATION

  • AARC Members:               $65.00
  • Non-Members:                 $90.00
  • RI Student AARC Members – No charge (lunch not included)
  • RI Student Non-Members – $40 (lunch not included)

To register, email mcarnevale@lifespan.org, call 401-345-6007 or register at the door the day of the event.

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New England Tech’s “Global Café” Featuring Drinks from Around the World on August 15

If you’re a New England Tech student, faculty or staff member with a taste for global culture and cuisine, then join us tomorrow – Tuesday, August 15 as our “Global Café” offers a unique event featuring signature beverages from around world.

Images - tasty drinks from around the world to sample at New England Tech

Thought that the U.S. offered a dizzying array of drinks? Then think again. Here’s a chance for you to try beverages that are unique to 10 countries. How many signature drinks have you tried from such countries as India, Morocco, Canada, Hong Kong, Nigeria, the Bahamas, and Bermuda, among others? If not so many, then take this opportunity to open your palate. Cookies, coffee, and tea will also be served.

Join us at either of 2 sessions; 11:45-1:00 OR 4:30-6:00 (or come twice to make sure you try each of the 10 beverages).

Both events will be held on the 2nd floor, Tech Way, at our East Greenwich Campus.

This one-of-a-kind event welcomes all NEIT students, faculty, and staff with an adventurous taste or a cultural curiosity. We’re proud of our rich diversity of students who represent many cultures and countries around the world and enjoy showcasing the unique contributions they bring which enhance our campus community.

New England Tech’s Global Café offers an informal space for conversation, cultural exchange and the opportunity to meet new friends from around the world. The Café sponsors an ongoing series of events to celebrate our global community. For more information, or to suggest any new event ideas for our Global Café, please contact our International Student Advisor, Catherine Fabrizi at cfabrizi@neit.edu.

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New England Tech Hosts the 24hr Summer Video Game Jam on August 11-12

logo for 2017 New England Tech 24hr Summer Game JamOn August 11 and 12 New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) Video Game Development and Design Department, along with the student-led Game Developer’s Network club, will host its annual 24-hour, overnight Summer Game Jam.

Any and all students currently enrolled at NEIT are welcome to join the event.

At the start, the Jam theme will be revealed. Teams then have 24-hours to brainstorm, prototype and develop working video, card or board games. No game experience? There’s always room for people with ideas, and who like to play games, have fun and who’d enjoy an overnight event on campus.

“We’re excited to host this event for our students,” says Erik van Renselaar, professor and IT Department Chair. “It’s both a unique bonding experience and a great opportunity for them to learn from their peers as both freshmen and seniors will work together on creating innovative games.”

Bill Culbertson, Associate Professor added: “At our first game jam, only a few teams were able to complete projects that resembled games. After seven years of experience, almost every team is able to complete finished games that are fun to play with great content.”

For more information and to register, visit: https://goo.gl/Mm5cDh or search “NEIT Summer Game Jam” on Eventbrite.


DATES & TIME

  • Starts at 3:00 PM on August 11, meet in the MPT, N106 Theater
  • Fri, Aug 11, 2017, 3:00 PM –
  • Sat, Aug 12, 2017, 4:30 PM EDT

LOCATION

New England Institute of Technology
1 New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

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NEIT Interior Design Student Takes 1st Place in Scholarship Competition

In July 2017, Amira Mohamed, who is working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design at New England Institute of Technology, walked away with a first place finish and a $2,400 scholarship at the International Interior Design Association New England Chapter (IIDANE) Providence City Center Scholarship competition.

Amira entered the competition with a project completed in her Institutional Design Studio, Esperer, taught by Mia Alwen. “We were asked to transform Detroit Free Press Building, Detroit, MI 48226 into a higher educational facility. I used the sun as my concept; my inspiration for my concept came from Detroit’s map. When I first looked at it I saw the shape of the sun,” says Amira. “The sun in many cultures symbolizes power, passion, and hope. That’s what I wanted for the school, and where the project name came from, because ‘esperer’ means ‘hope.’”

“Most interesting were the comments from the jury, who were made up of Interior Design professionals, who said that the students work showed passion for the profession, technical skills and most important telling the design story from concept to completion,” says Philip Marks, Architect, LEED AP and Chairman of NEIT’s Department of Design + Architectural Technology.

Amira recently shone at another design competition this past March. At the International Interior Design Association’s New England Chapter Design Competition, she earned the second place in the college and university competition. The completion was open for students from across New England to showcase their interior design projects from all aspects of the Design, Real Estate, Construction and Engineering Industries. In addition, New England Tech’s Gillian Eminger was also among the top five finalists.

Amira’s project, NeWave, and Gillian’s submission, The Moonlight Tower Hotel, were completed as part of their ID Studio V Hospitality class taught by Dawn L. Edmondson, MFA, IA, Associate Professor, Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology & Humanities and Social Sciences.

“New England Tech has given me the tools and helped me to transform my ideas and imagination into real designs,” says Amira. “NEIT is a hands-on school where you are not only learning the latest technology and software but it gets you engaged to apply that education to real life projects.”

“Amira and Gillian are both extremely talented and deserve high praise for their accomplishments,” says Marks. “These results reflect the quality and competitiveness of our Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs in Interior Design.”

Learn more about how you can turn your passion for interior design into a successful career at NEIT.edu, and start creating your future, today.

 

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NEIT Nursing Programs Producing Top Exam Scores While Achieving National Acclaim

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The nursing degree programs at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) have been achieving break-out success. Not only are both the associate and bachelor’s degree programs growing, but our bachelor in science degree has been recognized in prominent national rankings.

Most impressive of all has been the student NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) scores. NCLEX is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States.

“Recently, our six-month NCLEX report stated 34 NEIT students taking their boards earned a pass rate of 100%,” says Dr. Dayle Joseph, Assistant Provost and Director of Nursing. “As educators, we’ve learned a lot about how to help students successfully pass this exam, and it’s been gratifying for all involved to see such successful results.”

The bachelor’s program can now be completed in 6 rather than 7 quarters for most students, although it can be completed in as little as 12 months for students enrolled full-time.

As a testament to the quality and value of online bachelor’s degree in nursing, NEIT was recently ranked 25 in the country in the Top 50 Best Value Online RN to BSN Programs in 2017 rankings. NEIT’s online RN to BSN program was also ranked number 5 in the country by Top RN to BSN. In addition, NEIT was ranked by US News & World Report as number 8 in the country overall for its online bachelor’s programs – with nursing being NEIT’s largest online program.

Learn more about how you can accelerate your career while helping to heal the world at www.neit.edu

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New England Tech’s Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Ranked 5th in US

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New England Institute of Technology’s RN to BSN (NEIT RN-BSN) program, was recently ranked 5th in the nation for its quality and value by Top RN to BSN.

This leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students offers independent information and advice about nursing degree programs and nursing career options.

New England Tech’s convenient, all-online program is designed to help meet the needs of today’s dynamic healthcare and nursing environments. Our program is designed for busy working professionals. All classes are conducted over the internet and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Courses are 10 weeks long in each of four terms per year.

As our program has grown, we’ve lowered tuition rates to be some of the most affordable in the nation. We offer the same engaging and relevant courses, attentive and experienced faculty, embedded tutoring and 24×7 support.

We’re also proud that New England Tech ranked 8th in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings of best online bachelor’s programs, which is a testament to our faculty and staff who are dedicated to creating world-class online and on campus programs to meet the needs of today’s rapidly evolving industries and global economy.

Those with either an associate degree in nursing or are a licensed registered nurse looking to further their education and career potential, our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program might be the perfect fit.

Learn more about our RN to BSN program, and why NEIT has become a nationally recognized leader in online education.

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College Grads With Work-Ready Skills Are In Demand

College grads are in demand. In fact, the percentage of employers in the United States that plan to hire new college grads is at a 10-year high, according to a new national survey. One primary reason is that recent college grads possess both the knowledge and skills that many older workers do not, and have the appropriate “can do” attitude that employers are seeking.

Employers are most attracted to technological expertise. Today’s college graduates were raised in a time of rapid technological change – and those who sharpened those skills with a technical degree are even more attractive.

“…half of these hiring companies plan to offer starting annual salaries of $50,000 or more.”

The survey was commissioned by the employment services company CareerBuilder. One major result is that 74 percent of employers in the U.S. plan to hire recent college grads in 2017, as compared to 67 percent just one year ago. The finds also revealed that about half of these hiring companies plan to offer starting annual salaries of $50,000 or more.

Some of the most in-demand graduates are those with degrees in the fields of engineering, technology, IT, business management and media studies – all majors that New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) offers. According to a report from the staffing company iCIMS, 61 percent of companies plan to hire graduates from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Those with those degrees are favored by 55 percent of hiring companies, and those with degrees in arts, communication and media are sought after by 48 percent of U.S. companies.

Participating companies also reported that they are specifically looking for graduates who are “work ready” – those with the knowledge and hands-on skills who can hit the ground running – which is the foundation of NEIT’s educational approach.

“Graduates of our technical degree programs in engineering, communications and IT are some of the most sought after candidates in today’s job market,” says Patricia Blakemore, Director of Career Services at New England Institute of Technology. “The workforce is aging and the skilled talent to fill these jobs is scarce. This next generation of college graduates coming out of technical degree programs is going to experience a very robust job market – we have been seeing signs of this for the past 2-3 years.”

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