The legacy of IYRS is carried on through the careers of our alumni. We share in the successes of our graduates and make it a point to keep in contact with them as their careers progress, or as they seek new opportunities. The skills and abilities of our alumni are diverse, as are their career paths.
Building with lighter, stronger materials, producing quality products here in the U.S., and being more cost effective is a large trend in domestic manufacturing industry. If you’ve been through our Composites Technology program, you’re well aware of the benefits of composite materials and carbon fiber – 60% lighter than steel, yet stronger. Composites are gaining traction for use throughout industrialized economies, including automotive, aviation, defense and military, marine, construction, and many other industries, and our alumni are getting ahead of this growing trend with industry leading manufacturers.
Independent manufacturing companies are as close and throughout Rhode Island. If you’re looking to stay local, there are opportunities abound.
IYRS is recognized world-wide as a leader in training for careers in the marine trades. From the world’s premier restoration yards and mega-yacht makers in the U.S. and Europe, to innovation hubs in Rhode Island, New Zealand and beyond, to cutting edge race projects like the Volvo and America’s Cup, IYRS grads can be found among the most challenging and influential projects. From designing to repairing, an IYRS education will help you Make Anything Possible.
Many alumni have a desire to work at a smaller shop, fabricator, manufacturer or boat yard as it provides a more personal and fulfilling feeling. IYRS maintains close relationships with many small local shops in the area, and in fact, many of them are owned by IYRS alumni.
If you’re inspired to work for industry leaders, you’ll still feel right at home. At IYRS you’re among some of the most connected individuals and industry partners at one of the most connected institutions.
International & Island
Perhaps the Bermuda or Caribbean island life or Germany, Denmark, South Korea or Australia and many other desirable international locations are part of your career plan. If you’re not looking to stay in the U.S., there are many appealing island and international locations looking for skills that you’ll learn right here at IYRS.
More and more, we’re seeing students graduate one IYRS program and move right into another. The more you know, the more you grow, and there is no shortage of knowledge here. Build a multitude of skills and earn various certifications to position yourself as a top candidate for hands-on work.
Associate & Bachelor Degree
Through our partnerships with Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University, and Community College of Rhode Island, IYRS student’s may apply credits earned in an accredited certificate program at IYRS to an Associates or Bachelor’s degree program.
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