New England Institute of Technology Students Take Top Honors at 2018 SkillsUSA Championships

2018 SkillsUSA Championship Winners

Left to right:  Dominic Franco, Michael Webb, Marissa Sposato, Dayna Koukas, Amber Robertson

We’re excited to announce that our students had an impressive showing at the annual SkillsUSA national competition held in Louisville, KY last week. Several New England Institute of Technology students earned silver medals in the following competitions:

 

Event: Architectural Drafting – Silver Medal (out of 26 contestants)
Michael Webb

Event: Crime Scene Investigation (Team of 3) – Silver Medal (out of 11 teams)
Dayna Koukas, Amber Robertson, Marissa Sposato

Event: Automotive Service Technology – 11th place (out of 53 contestants)
Dominic Franco

Nationally, more than 6,800 students competed in 108 occupational, leadership and skill competition areas, including 87 students from Rhode Island.

Earlier this year, New England Institute of Technology students won eight medals overall and took GOLD in each of the four categories that they competed in during the SkillsUSA 42nd annual Rhode Island state Awards and Recognition Ceremony at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence.

SkillsUSA programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training in the classroom. These industry-driven competitive events are modeled after the Olympics where the top three individuals/ teams receive gold, silver, or bronze medals.

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

Best RN to BSN programs award logo shield

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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New England Tech Students Earn Two of the Top Five Spots in Prestigious Interior Design Awards Competition

(L-R) Amira Mohamed and Gillian Eminger

The International Interior Design Association, New England Chapter held its annual New England Design Awards Competition 2017 in March at the Royale in Boston where top design firms were recognized for their creativity.

As part of this competition, the Design Awards student event offered college and university students throughout New England the opportunity to showcase their interior design projects from all aspects of the Design, Real Estate, Construction and Engineering Industries.

The jury selected five student winners and finalists from schools throughout New England which were announced at the March event. Two of the five finalists are enrolled in New England Institute of Technology’s (NEIT) Interior Design Bachelor of Science degree program. Congratulations to Amira Mohamed and Gillian Eminger for placing in the top five overall with Amira earning the 2nd place spot.

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.

Thanks to Amira and Gillian for representing NEIT’s Interior Design program so well and to the Interior Design faculty for assisting these students in showcasing their talent and creativity at this most prestigious competition.

Among its more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online degree programs, NEIT offers related degrees in Architectural Building Engineering Technology, Interior Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Building Construction & Cabinetmaking Technology, and Construction Management. Learn more about how New England Tech can turn your passion into a great career at www.neit.edu.

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New England Tech Graduates First Welding Engineering Technology Class

Announcing our first graduates from the Welding Engineering Technology course!

Hands on welding degreesOf the five students graduating, three of the students immediately began full-time welding jobs, and the two remaining students will be continuing their education at NEIT in the Mechanical Engineering program.

Kate Messer was hired by Rhode Island Engine Company in Narragansett, RI and Wayne Conant was hired by Ocean State Technical Services, in Providence, RI. Both students took part in an internship at their respective companies and were hired on as a result. David Bustin was hired by a major Department of Defense contractor as a Production Welder, while both Keith Chasse and Gagny Diawara are furthering their education at NEIT in Mechanical Engineering Technology studies.

April is National Welding Month, according to one of NEIT’s welding instructors, Tim Kinnaman. Tim is the Deputy District 1 Director of New England and Montreal and also Chairman for Central MA and RI section of American Welding Society.  For more information, visit http://www.aws.org/resources/detail/making-the-most-of-national-welding-month.

Congratulations to All!

For more welding program information visit our Welding Engineering Technology page. #WeldingAtNEIT

New England Tech Presents Technology Market Outlook Survey Indicating Need for Skilled IT Professionals

In January, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) presented results with the New Jersey Tech Council (NJTC) on a survey conducted in 2016 of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry Professionals regarding the industry’s regional and global market outlook.

New England Tech’s Director of Marketing, Janice Dru, joined colleague presenter Tim Henry, Ph.D., PMP, Information Technology Graduate Director along with James Kwon, Principal at Figmints, and Paul Frank, Executive Vice President, New Jersey Tech Council, in reporting the industry’s market, industry and trends. The survey was conducted by the New Jersey Tech Council (www.njtc.org).

Rhode Island technology companies reported a scarcity of qualified candidates, and that fewer individuals are entering the field with the specialized skills required for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation and maintenance. The report also indicates that as ERP applications mature, it is increasingly difficult to source, recruit, and retain the talent needed for enterprise application management – opening wide opportunities for well-educated and experienced IT professionals.

Other key survey results include:

  • The hottest technologies are web services, database services, architecture and integration, and mobile and open source platforms
  • The hottest application areas include web/database, e-commerce solutions, enterprise applications, analytics, process improvement, and mobile applications
  • The hottest business areas are new products/innovation, lower cost, ease of use, and customer service improvement
  • The most significant strategic concerns include qualified employees, competition, and state government relations
  • Regarding growth trends, from 2014 to 2015, 30% of saw growth of less than 10% from 2014 to 2015, 32% of responding companies grew from 11 – 30%, while the remaining 37% saw a growth of 31% or better (with 7% doubling or better)
  • Top areas where companies are investing include existing products, sales and marketing, and R&D
  • Cloud computing will continue to grow and solidify as mid-sized companies embrace hybrid and multi-cloud architectures
  • More focus will be biosensor on security, risk and compliance and technology suppliers
  • Mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) will impact each and every business, and there will be a convergence of multi-channel communications using smaller number of platforms
  • The industry begins AI to predict outcomes
  • Artificial intelligence will trend toward neural/biosensor integration, Machine Learning /AI integration

NEIT offers a broad range of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in IT, Business Management, Information Technology, Network Engineering Technology, and Software Engineering Technology. Learn more at www.neit.edu.

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Calling All Artists – Tech Arts 2017 Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Calling All New England Tech Artists! Exhibit Your Work in Tech Arts 2017 from March 27-June 3!

Tech Art at New England Tech logoCalling all artists! New England Institute of Technology will soon be hosting Tech Arts 2017, the university’s yearly art exhibition featuring the work of our students, faculty, and staff.

All forms of art are welcome, including drawings, video, costumes, photographs, furniture, paintings, watercolors, pen and ink, model prototypes, props, costumes, stained glass, fabric or paper items, and digital art.

Exhibit Runs March 28 – June 3

Submission forms are available at the Library until March 11th as well as online.

The public is invited to view the exhibit in the Library at New England Tech’s main campus located at One New England Tech Boulevard in East Greenwich. Call for library hours.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Pankiewicz (cpankiewicz@neit.edu) or at 401-739-5000 x3474.

NEIT’s 20th Annual Technology Career Expo Scheduled for March 9, 2017

Please join us as we celebrate our 20th annual Technology Career Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

This event will be held on all three levels of Tech Way on the East Greenwich Campus from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

This is a private event, open only to NEIT students and graduates, with over 60 companies set to attend.

Take advantage of this great networking opportunity, make connections, and explore employment opportunities from some of the top companies in the region! Be sure to have your resumes ready and to dress in appropriate business attire.

Current students from all quarters and graduates from the following technologies are encouraged to attend: CYBT (BS), DMP (AS/BS), ELY, EST, EET/ELT (BS), GDS (AS/BS), GMW (AS/BS), ITN (AS/BS), ITS (AS/BS), MCT (AS/BS), MGT (AS/BS), VGD (AS/BS). If you have any questions, contact the Career Services Office at 401-739-5000 x 3458.

Companies set to attend as of 3/8/2017:

 

 

Automotive Student Works to Finish What His Father Started

Kyle Delaney is perfect example of what happens when passion meets determination. He is currently enrolled at New England Institute of Technology in the Advanced Automotive Technology with High Performance program, set to graduate in June 2017. But his story reaches far beyond the confines of campus.

Delaney is in the process of restoring a 1949 Ford F1; a project that was originally started by his father and a close family friend back in the early 1970s, and that he and his father have now been working on since Delaney was about 16. His penchant for fixing things started at a young age, with his father being the main influence of his interests.

“I’ve always been around cars and trucks my whole life. My father worked as a construction worker and he used to always give me rides in the machines when I was little. I think that, plus the vehicles we have had throughout my life, whet my appetite for everything mechanical. When I was six, I got my first dirt bike and there were days I would ride it and try to fix it if it was broken from first thing in the morning until the sun went down.

Once I started getting into cars and learning more about them, I started to go to a lot more car shows and read more about car related news. After going to a couple shows I really began to like and respect the older vehicles more than today’s vehicles.”

Delaney provided some insight into the history of this project, which was originally started by Delaney’s father, and Dan, who was a father figure to the elder Delaney.

“My grandfather died when my father was younger, I believe 11 or 12. Dan basically was the one who showed my father how to do things around the house and in Dan’s free time, when he needed some extra cash, he would work on people’s cars and my father would help him out. Around the same time frame that my grandfather died, Dan bought a truck from a guy who lived down the road; a 1949 Ford F1. Dan wanted to rebuild the truck to have fun in and drive around town. In their free time Dan and my dad would work on it. Along the way, Dan showed my father how to rebuild brakes. They then sanded it all down, fixed all the rot and imperfections, painted it with primer, and rebuilt what else needed to be rebuilt.”

After Delaney’s father graduated from high school, the F1 was moved to a friend’s garage. The restoration was cut short when the garage collapsed on the vehicle, crushing the frame and rendering it all but totaled. Dan dismantled the truck, but kept everything together, and it remained by that garage for almost 30 years.

“I was talking to my dad one night and we both agreed we’d like to get a project car to work on in our free time. Around that time, Dan got back into touch with my dad. Dan still lived in Portsmouth, RI with his wife, Mim, down the street from where my dad grew up. He got into contact with my father after learning he had pancreatic cancer. Thirty-one days after he found out, he died. After the funeral my father made it a point to go see Mim every weekend we could. One day we got on the subject of my father and I getting a project vehicle and she said, ‘You know, Danny still has all the parts for that Ford truck you guys used to work on. You guys can have it all if you want.’”

And so a new generation was introduced to the 1949 Ford F1 project. This time around it was especially challenging considering the truck was in pieces, and some of it was unsalvageable.

“I started with miscellaneous parts that ranged from the original seat to the original windshield that still shows the 1969 Rhode Island State Inspection sticker. I only had the doors and a couple fenders for the outside.

I had a vision of having a perfectly restored 1949 Ford F1 that was all stock. The only problem with that was all my sheet metal, like my bed, front fenders, and cab, sat outside for 30 years, not even a mile from Narragansett Bay. Most of it was rotted away and the chassis was nowhere in sight. I basically had to start off by finding what I needed.

I ended up finding a 1949 Ford F1 chassis that was listed for sale in Connecticut. We bought it and began assembling it in my garage. At first I really struggled because I had no clue where most of the parts went. It wasn’t until a coworker of mine gave me a manual he had for these trucks that I was able to assemble it correctly.”

Delaney also purchased a parts truck, a 1948 Ford F2, to help slowly piece the original truck back together. The main reason for the purchase was the engine, but he found some automobile history on the doors of the cab in the process.

“I found them with a full coat of primer over the letters and paint and could see through the primer what resembled letters. I sanded down the primer lightly and began to find more and more letters. The best part is both doors match. I used the cab from the truck as a donor cab since mine was completely rotted out.”

Kyle Delaney with doors off of a 1948 Ford F2, from Russell’s Engine Rebuilding in Cambridge, MA

Delaney did his homework. He contacted the Cambridge, Massachusetts Historical Society, sent them pictures of the doors, and received a response within the hour. They sent him photos of the building and some of the vehicles the business used to promote the company.

“Apparently that guy’s business was huge in Cambridge! The company’s name is Russell’s Engine Rebuilding and it was in business from the Model T era to the mid-1970s. They would do full engine rebuilds and mechanic work in Cambridge, Massachusetts.”

Images provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

 

Image provided to Delaney by the Cambridge Historical Society.

As his love of antique cars grew, Delaney decided to pursue a career in the automotive industry and enrolled at New England Institute of Technology. His experience at New England Tech has provided him with the fundamentals of design, theory of operation, and servicing techniques of the many systems and system components of today’s automobiles, but he has been fortunate to apply the same techniques to help him get his antique Ford running.

“Right off the bat, I started my experience at NEIT by rebuilding a Ford Flathead V8 for my truck in the Engines Lab. I took what I learned in my other classes, like electrical, and completely rebuilt the electrical system, my drive-line related class, and rebuilt the brakes and rear differential, and welding, by re-welding patches and other little pieces like a crack in one of my original steel wheels that had the Ford logo stamped into the center.”

Delaney has his truck to the point where he is able to hop in and ride around his neighborhood, but he still has a long way to go.

“If I was to try and find parts for this truck in the Midwest where nothing really rots, they are all usually dented and destroyed since these trucks were made to be worked on a farm.

I have everything assembled on it to drive down the road, the only things I need to buy for it are running boards, a bed, and to completely paint it. My goal is to completely finish this truck and drive it around to car shows and to mainly have fun with it.”

A combination of cost and model rarity are Delaney’s final hurdles to get over to achieve his dream of owning a fully restored 1949 Ford F1, and continuing the legacy that his father, and Dan, started almost 40 years ago. Considering the amount of time, effort, and passion he has put into this project thus far, there is no doubt he will succeed.

Delaney working in his garage at home in Middletown, RI.

 

The 1949 Ford F1, so far.

 

*Kyle also let us know that today, January 25th, just happens to be his father’s birthday, so New England Tech would like to wish Mr. Delaney a very Happy Birthday!

News from Career Services: Week of 1/16/17

New Hires!

  • Mechanical Engineer at Saint Gobain, Bristol, RI (MCTB)
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician with Schneider Electric, Foxboro, MA (ESTA)
  • Design Engineer with General Dynamics/Electric Boat, Groton, CT (MCTB)
  • IT Engineer with Atrion, Warwick, RI (CYBT)
  • Tech Support role with CVS Corporation, Cumberland, RI (GDSB) – He hopes to build his resume with this role and then move up into higher level roles.
  • Paid IT Internship with Providence Mutual Insurance, Warwick, RI (CYBT)

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY

  • An Animal Hospital in Warren, RI is hiring a Certified Veterinary Technician.
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America – NAVTA – posted another 11 Vet Tech jobs for roles that are across the US.

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

  • A news station in Providence, RI is seeking graduates for a Multimedia Journalist.
  • A vacation tour company in Pawtucket, RI posted a paid Full-Time Video Intern position for students.
  • A radio communications company in Norwich, CT has posted an Announcer position.

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY & ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

  • A manufacturer in Somerville, MA is seeking ELY & ESTA candidates for their Electrical Build Team.
  • An intelligence manufacturer in N. Kingstown, RI has posted 1st & 2nd shift Calibration Technician positions for ESTA students and graduates.
  • An employment agency has a client in Cumberland, RI seeking ELY candidates for a Panel Wirer role.
  • A clean energy company in Warwick, RI posted 2 positions for ELY grads: Licensed Journeyman & Apprentices for residential and solar projects.
  • An electric company in Johnston, RI is recruiting ELY grads for Apprentice Electrician positions.

PLUMBING/HEATING & GAS and REFRIGERATION/AC/HEATING & GAS

  • A growing HVAC business in Bristol, CT is looking to hire 2 Plumbers.
  • A fire protection company in West Warwick, RI is in need of a Plumbing Apprentice.
  • A provider of professional engineering, consulting and project management services for infrastructure projects in Groton, CT is recruiting for HVAC /Refrigeration Technicians.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • A credit union in Westerly, RI posted a role for an IT Analyst.
  • A cyber-security firm in Providence, RI posted roles with NEIT seeking Security Operations Analysts for locations in Rhode Island, Illinois, and Georgia. There is excellent pay for this role.
  • A major wireless and telecommunications company in Providence, RI posted a role for Technical Support.

GRAPHICS, MULTIMEDIA & WEB DESIGN

  • An antiques company in North Kingstown, RI posted a role for a Paid Marketing Intern.
  • A wholesale warehouse in Johnston, RI posted a well-paid Internship for students in GMW who are skilled in Website Design and Search Engine Optimization.

ABT / CET / CMT / BCC

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • West Kingston, RI – Drafter/Designer
  • CT, MA & RI – Automatic Door Service Technicians
  • Mansfield, MA – Project Engineers and Assistant Project Managers
  • North Kingstown, RI – Drafters

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • A physician’s office in Cranston, RI posted a role for a Medical Assistant
  • A respiratory product company in Norwood, MA posted a role for a Respiratory Therapist
  • Seeking COTA candidates at a Health Center in E. Providence, RI

AUTOMOTIVE & MARINE TECHNOLOGY

Positions and locations hiring this week:

  • Cranston, RI – Experienced Technician
  • Warren, RI – Marine Mechanics and Yard Help
  • East Falmouth, MA – Marine Technician
  • Shrewsbury, MA – Vehicle Inspector
  • North Kingstown, RI & North Smithfield, RI – Service Technicians
  • Portsmouth, NH – QuickLane Technicians, Auto Body/Paint Techs and QuickLane Advisors
  • Warwick, RI – Car Detailer