“The curricula are designed to meet industry needs—even as our industry evolves. So we know that an IYRS graduate has the skill-set we’re looking for.” – New England Boatworks

Industry Outlook

Graduates of our programs have gone on to work on extraordinary projects with fascinating employers, or went in to business for themselves. Some work with top manufacturers, local manufacturers, within the marine industry at small and large shops, many have gone on to international careers, and some have continued their education at IYRS or at a four year college.

Boatbuilding & Restoration Career Paths

Students who graduate from IYRS do not depart as just “boatbuilders,” rather, as highly skilled craftspeople.  Mastering “making” techniques allows students to apply their abilities to a wide range of projects using traditional or modern materials. A sample career of an IYRS graduate may be a carpenter, woodworker, boatbuilder, joinery specialist, cabinet maker, or curatorial specialist.

Composites Technology Career Paths

As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve; the desire to build using advanced materials which are lighter, faster and stronger exists in industries such as, but not limited to, aerospace, aviation, wind energy, automotive, marine, construction, military, and medical.

Digital Modeling & Fabrication Career Paths

Get ahead in your career by understanding how to apply user-focused design principles and creative thinking to real-world fabrication challenges. In our Digital Modeling & Fabrication program, you’ll learn transformative, future-forward skills and a number of fabrication techniques, including CNC machining, laser cutting, and 3D printing.

Marine Systems Career Paths

Through valued certifications and hands-on experience with the systems that make a boat function at top performance, IYRS graduates are positioned to excel in the workforce. IYRS helps build troubleshooting and problem-solving skills which lead to a fundamental understand of how each system contributes to a working product.