Transportation Technology Networking Event 2018

Stop by the Transportation Technology Networking event on Tuesday, April 17th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at the AC Building on Access Road. You will have the opportunity to casually network with companies that can use your mechanical aptitude and abilities! Companies are looking to hire for internships, part-time and full-time work.

This event is open to NEIT AUT, ACR, ASM & MT students and graduates.

Here is the list of companies attending as of 3/22/2018 (Subject to change):

AAA Northeast
Balise Motor Sales
Bass Pro Shops – Tracker Boats
Carriage House Mercedes-Benz
Enterprise Rent A Car of RI
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Inskip’s Warwick Automall
Jaguar Land Rover of North America
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Paul Bailey’s CDJR
Paul Masse
PeopleReady Inc; TrueBlue inc
Point Judith Marina
Portsmouth Ford
Prime Marina Group
Prime Motor Group
Rhode Island Engine
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Speedcraft Auto Group
Tasca Automotive Group/Collision Center
Tennant Company Sales and Service
Tire Warehouse
Wurth USA, Inc.

New England Tech Professor Receives Two Textbook Awards by TAA

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Henry, Professor, Information Technology, on winning two 2018 @textandacademic textbook excellence awards!

On February 20Amazon book: A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (5th Edition)18, it was announced that two separate books co-authored by New England Institute of Technology professor Timothy Henry were among the 26 books to receive a 2018 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) award.

The first, “A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology,” by Timothy Henry and Sara Baase, is the winner of the 2018 TAA Textbook Excellence Award, which recognizes excellence in current textbooks and learning materials. Works are judged by textbook authors and subject matter experts for their merits in four areas:

  • Pedagogy
  • Content/Scholarship
  • Writing
  • Appearance & Design

The judge’s comments included: “A Gift of Fire is a tremendously comprehensive text that covers the main ethical and social issues that loom large with the ubiquity of technology in our world today. Each chapter is loaded with well-referenced, up-to-date information. The ample exercises at the end of each chapter encourage the highest level of critical thinking from the reader.”

Amazon book: Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors (7th Edition)Another of Henry’s books, “Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with C++: Walls and Mirrors, 7th ed.,” co-authored with Frank Carrano, was published in 2016. It received TAA’s 2018 McGuffey Longevity Award, which recognizes textbooks and learning materials whose excellence has been demonstrated over time.

Mr. Henry will be a presenter at the TAA book awards ceremony reception, which will be held during TAA’s 31st Annual Textbook & Academic Authoring Conference in Santa Fe, NM, June 15, 2018.

Established in 1987, TAA is the only national, nonprofit membership association dedicated solely to assisting textbook and academic authors. The Association supports textbook and academic authors in the creation of top-quality educational and scholarly works that stimulate the love of learning and foster the pursuit of knowledge. TAA also provides professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.

TAA announces 2018 Textbook Award winners


Building Construction & Cabinetmaking Students Discover Career Paths at LBM Expo

New England Tech Building Construction & Cabinetmaking students attended the recent LBM Expo ‘18 at the Rhode Island Convention Center as guests of the Rhode Island Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (RILBMDA).

This expo was a three-day event, where 250+ exhibitors showcased new products and offered education seminars.  New England Tech students learned about building products and trends, were treated to a box lunch and networked at an Employer Fair.

Some of the students were surprised to realize the different career direction possibilities.”, said Instructor Dan Ducharme.

NEIT’s 2018 Annual TechXpo

The Technology Career Expo was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

Employers filled all three levels of Tech Way on the East Greenwich Campus from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The event was only open to NEIT students and graduates.

Over 70 companies attended the TechXpo allowing students from various technologies to network and explore possible career paths. There were many students who were offered positions on the spot, as well as set interviews for the upcoming weeks. Congratulations to those with job offers and good luck to students/grads with interviews!

Current students from all quarters and grads from the following technologies were encouraged to attend: CYBT (BS), DMP (AS/BS), ELY, EST, 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.


Here is a final list of companies that attended the event:


10 Fastest-Growing Flex-Time Jobs for 2018

New England Tech offers degree programs for 6 of these 10 fastest-growing 2018 occupations

The New Year is a natural time for many to assess their lives and careers. If you’re thinking about a career move in 2018, your timing is great. With the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years (4.1%) the labor market is tight, which means 2018 should be favorable for most job seekers.

Among the top dissatisfiers in the job market across all industry segments is a lack of flexibility in the traditional work week schedule. Whether it’s because of a child or parent care responsibilities, or just a desire to work flexible hours or a percentage of time telecommuting, a growing percentage of the workforce is seeking career options that offer some kind of flexible schedule.

In fact, according to a report published in December 2017 by FlexJobs, a job service company that helps clients find flexible jobs, workers who say they’ve quit a job due to lack of flexi-time has increased from 17% in 2014 to 32% in 2017.

This trend is happening on both sides, as an increasing number of employers are outsourcing their staffing needs. Many are embracing the “just in time” temporary staffing model or downsizing permanent full-time employees in favor of hiring freelance workers.

FlexJobs has compiled a list of the 10 fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. which regularly come with flex-time options, such as a part-time schedule, a telecommuting arrangement, a flexible work week schedule, or freelance work. New England Institute of Technology offers degree programs for six of these 10 career paths.

How the Fastest-Growing Flexible Jobs Were Determined
To identify these fastest-growing jobs that routinely offer flexible time options, FlexJobs compared the fastest-growing occupations from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to available jobs in its own company database. These 10 occupations, ordered from highest to lowest, have the highest predicted growth rate and also offer flex-time work options. Each of these occupations is projected to grow at least 25% over the next eight years.

10 Fastest-Growing Flex-Time Careers for 2018

  1. Physician Assistants: 37% projected growth
  2. Nurse Practitioners: 36% projected growth
  3. Physical Therapist Assistants: 31% projected growth
  4. Software Developers, Applications: 30% projected growth
  5. Mathematicians: 29% projected growth
  6. Medical Assistants: 29% projected growth
  7. Occupational Therapy Assistants: 29% projected growth
  8. Information Security Analysts: 28% projected growth
  9. Genetic Counselors: 28% projected growth
  10. Operations Research Analysts: 27% projected growth

If you’re looking to make a career move in 2018 that includes a profession with flexible work hours, New England Tech can help you launch a career in six of the 10 fastest growing careers that offer flexible hours. Apply today to get started.

New England Tech Ranks Top-20 For “Best Online Programs” In The U.S.

New England Institute of Technology Receives Top Ranking by U.S. News & World Report in its “2018 Best Online Programs”

East Greenwich, RIU.S. News & World Report just released its “2018 Best Online Programs” a resource used by millions of students globally to compare the academic quality and value of bachelor’s and master’s level online degree programs offered at colleges and universities across the country. Of the 357 schools that were ranked for their online bachelor of science degree programs, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) was the only Rhode Island university that ranked in the top 20 and one of only two universities in New England that also ranked in the top 20. The announcement was made by Dr. Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, at New England Institute of Technology.

The “2018 Best Online Programs” is a report used by students and working adults seeking online education programs to complete their degree or advance their career while maintaining a flexible schedule that suits their work and personal commitments. Only degree-granting programs offered predominantly online at regionally accredited colleges and universities are reviewed.  The full rankings, data and methodologies can be found at

Dr. Sherman stated, “New England Institute of Technology is proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as we continue to strive to offer students relevant and engaging online programs that provide a collaborative learning environment. We have an experienced team of instructional designers who work extensively with our knowledgeable faculty to develop programs that provide students with an innovative online experience.”

To learn more about New England Tech’s wide range of online bachelor’s and master’s level degree programs visit, call the Admissions Office at 800-736-7744 or email


About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multiplatform publisher of news and information, which includes and annual print and e-book versions of its authoritative rankings of Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools and Best Hospitals. Together, U.S. News and have earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers by focusing on health, personal finance, education, travel, cars, news and opinion. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

About New England Institute of Technology

Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit, technical university with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. Founded in 1940, New England Tech offers more than 55 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and online technical and professional degree programs. Please visit and follow NEIT on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and the New England Tech blog.


Surgical Technology Students Sharpen Their Skills in Europe


Surgical Students Caitlyn Turenne, Krystal Andrade, and Tracy Fortes

This past summer three ambitious and adventurous Surgical Technology (ST) students traveled to Europe to observe surgical techniques used at hospitals in Italy and Lithuania. Each of the students researched, planned and financed their own trips. The Surgical Technology faculty are proud of these students for taking the initiative to study abroad. Here’s a recap of their learning experiences:


Tracy Fortes: “I completed my Pre-Med fellowship program at Kauno Klinikos Hospital in Kaunas, Lithuania, where I stayed for three weeks. It was my first time traveling to Europe so I was extremely excited. As part of my program, I observed an Aortic Valve Replacement. The anesthesiologist was the only person in the operating room who understood English so he explained the procedure and the patient’s background. I got to watch this amazing surgery front and center. I learned about their surgical procedures and noticed that some of the set-up techniques were slightly different, but the sterile techniques were the same. I also had the opportunity to attend a pain management lecture with the Nephrology Department. I did a lot of shadowing on the hospital floor in the Pediatric ICU, Cardiovascular and Nephrology departments and learned more about the anatomy of the human body. I learned a lot about myself and the role I want to partake in the medical field. I got to experience and learn about a different culture.”


Krystal Andrade and Caitlyn Turenne:We took our first trip to Europe and completed a medical fellowship where we observed various procedures for four weeks. We stayed at an old military hospital that was converted into apartments. The building was very interesting and had so much history. We shadowed at a hospital in a small city in Trieste, Italy. The hospital was called Cattinara and it’s the city’s general hospital. Each week we shadowed a different wing of this hospital. During our third week we observed various surgeries and many different techniques. The atmosphere in the operating room was a little more relaxed than it is here.  We learned from this experience that being part of a health care team, whether you work on the patient floors or in the operating room, everyone works together for one specific goal and that is to give the best care to each patient.”

Film starring and co-produced by NEIT grad Screening Tonight 10/23 at 7:00 pm Showcase Cinema Warwick, RI

Screening Tonight – Oct 23 at 7:00 pm Showcase Cinema Warwick, RI

Movie poster of Adam Carbone - Randy Canvas screening - Rhode IslandNew England Institute of Technology graduate Adam Carbone has co-produced and plays the lead role in a new film titled “Randy’ Canvas.” It is being screened on Monday, October 23 at 7:00 pm at the Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall.

Proceeds from Randy’s Canvas to benefit The Autism Project, RI

The film revolves around a high-functioning autistic character named Randy, who is trying to get his artwork displayed in an art gallery. His pursuit turns into an obsession, along with his relationship with a female who is involved in a relationship with another man.

The film was shot in various locations in Rhode Island in the summer of 2016, including scenes shot at New England Tech. Carbone spends time in both Rhode Island and Los Angeles. He grew up in Cranston and received a degree in video and audio production from New England Tech before he moved to L.A. to pursue his film career.

The film was directed and co-written by Sean Michael Beyer. It was Beyer who thought of Carbone for the role of Randy. Carbone then suggested making the movie in Rhode Island.

Carbone and Beyer have worked together on other projects, including a cooking show. For this project, they wanted to be respectful of the subject matter. They spent time researching autism and meeting with young adults and teens to talk about how autism should and should not be portrayed.

“Randy’s Canvas” will be at Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick, at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $10 and are available at

Content in this blog was sourced from the film’s website:, its Facebook page:, and from an article posted in the Providence Journal on October 19:

#FromNewEnglandTechToo #DigitalMediaAtNEIT

NEIT to Host Paranormal Researcher and Investigator Thomas D’Agostino

Legends and Haunts of New EnglandImage of Paranormal Researcher and Investigator Thomas D’Agostino - speaker at New England Tech - Rhode Island

Join us Wednesday, October 25, for an evening of the otherworldly and supernatural, as the famed paranormal researcher and investigator Tom D’Agostino takes us deep into the realm of “Legends and Haunts of New England.”

Tom is a well-known figure in the paranormal community all over New England. He’ll take us on a journey to some of the most haunted places in New England. Bara-Hack, The Victorian, John York House, Belcourt Castle, an 1801 farm in Thompson, The Tavern on Main and more.

Tom’s unique presentation will use videos, pictures, electronic voice phenomenon, and some as yet undisclosed, amusing events. The event is sponsored by NEIT Library & Information Commons

  • When: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: New England Tech | 1 New England Tech Boulevard | East Greenwich, RI 02818
  • Location: Media Presentation Theater, Room N106
  • Hospitality: Light refreshments will be served

Free Public Event

Speaker Bio
Tom D’Agostino is an educator and author of several published books on ghosts and legends of New England and has been a paranormal researcher/investigator for 35 years with more than 1,200 investigations to his credit in both the public and the private sector. His books have prompted several PBS series, documentaries and television shows in which he has appeared. Tom and his wife Arlene Nicholson constantly travel the region in search of the countless mysteries and haunts that make New England so rich in legend and history. Tom is a graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Political Science, and he studied music, history, and business as minors. Tom also builds and plays musical instruments from the Medieval, Renaissance periods and present.


New England Tech Vet Tech Program Earns National Ranking

New England Institute of Technology’s Associate in Science degree program in Veterinary Technology was ranked 35 out of 221 accredited programs in the U.S. by The Best Colleges whose mission is to help match prospective students to those accredited colleges and universities that best fit their academic goals.

According to The Best Colleges, it selected the top colleges and universities that provide hands-on learning with a variety of animal species. Other factors considered were admissions rate, loan default rate, retention rate, graduation rate and the percent of students enrolled in online classes which are all common predictors of future student success and a school’s commitment to its students.  

All data points were taken from information provided by New England Tech to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a resource maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics.

One of the reasons NEIT’s Veterinary Technology program received an impressive ranking by The Best Colleges was because of the university’s commitment to practical, experienced-based learning. NEIT Vet Tech students gain real-world experience working two days a week at the Pets in Need (PIN) Veterinary Clinic in Riverside, RI. The Clinic offers services to low-income pet owners at a 70 percent discount. The PIN Clinic opened in June 2016. Within 48 hours, it received 106 calls from people who were unable to afford the veterinary care their pets desperately needed. Today, thirty veterinarians volunteer time to help PIN’s pets and their owners.