“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

An IYRS student will not graduate our programs with one specific skill which prepares them for one job function exclusively. Our curriculums are designed to give students experience and exposure to a broad range of techniques, processes, materials and knowledge, allowing these skills to be applied across a wide range of industries.

IYRS student using a CNC Machine

Typically, IYRS students find that because of their new or enhanced skill-set, along with the reputation and network of IYRS, their career goals are established and attainable immediately after graduation.

Alumni Career Paths

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.
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Composites Technology Program

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.
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Marine Systems Program

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.
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Boatbuilding & Restoration Program

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.
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Tuition Reimbursement Program with The Hinckley Company

The Hinckley Company and IYRS School of Technology & Trades are proud to partner on a tuition reimbursement program for IYRS graduates employed by Hinckley.

The Hinckley Company is driven to innovate through elegant form and material innovation. Founded in 1928, Hinckley was the earliest of designers to use fiberglass to craft stunning lines for the Bermuda 40. Today, with yards from Maine to Florida, Hinckley offers a legendary Hinckley service experience and continues to experiment in performance materials. Like IYRS, the commitment to craftsmanship, performance, and design is central to Hinckley’s operating model. It makes perfect sense for IYRS School of Technology & Trades graduates to carry their IYRS learning experience into a Hinckley career where creative solutions and stem-to-stern craftsmanship are prized.

Eligibility for tuition reimbursement is limited to full-time employees who have successfully completed an IYRS School of Technology & Trades certification program. Eligible Hinckley employees should coordinate tuition reimbursement with the Director of Human Resources.

To learn more about the Hinckley tuition reimbursement program contact Donna McGinn, Director of Human Resources at The Hinckley Company.

More About the Hinckley Company:
Hinckley has reached what many call icon status: the familiar line and the handcrafted detail are the signature of the Maine boatbuilder which has plied its trade since 1928. Its founder, Henry Hinckley, set the company’s course firmly in the 1950s when he launched the Bermuda 40, a “gentleman’s racer.” Built of then radically-new fiberglass, the combination of elegant form, material innovation and consummate attention to finishing detail has been Hinckley’s heading ever since. Today, Hinckley builds premium powerboats from 29 to 55 feet and sailboats 42 to 50 feet. It also operates boatyards from Maine to Florida and owns Hunt Yachts. Hinckley owners enjoy a unique ownership experience augmented by the service program, extensive training, and lifelong support. Visit www.HinckleyYachts.com.