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IYRS Graduates Strengthen U.S. America’s Cup Challenger

  Image: IYRS graduate and American Magic boatbuilder James Allsopp (Annapolis, Md.) works at the team’s production facility in Bristol, Rhode Island. Photo: © Amory Ross / American Magic A new partnership between the Rhode Island-based school and American Magic…
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Finding a Path to Ground | Your Post-Military Career Path

Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits like the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation are available to qualified service members who served honorably in the armed forces.  While it may be tempting to set these aside for your children or spouse,…
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Make Your Own Toboggan Workshop Photos | Feb 2-3, 2019

  This past weekend, IYRS ran our first short-term workshops offered at IYRS in a while. Boatbuilding instructors Joel Senger & Bill Kenyon welcomed six groups of super-motivated craftspeople who came in to learn intro to woodworking & steam bending…
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Your Perfect Saturday in Newport, RI | January 26, 2019

The following post was written by Courtney Trahan, Admissions Representative at IYRS School of Technology & Trades. Courtney resides here in Newport, RI and loves nothing more than sharing her recommendations with you for things to do in the beautiful city-by-the-sea!…
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The Mystical Skill of Lofting

When you first get started in boat building a lot of things will be utterly foreign to you. Some methods and processes for building a boat that has seemingly no origin other than “this is the way it has always…
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Catch IYRS on This Old House

Newport’s local post-secondary technical and trade school received a visit last year from hosts of This Old House® as they filmed a project in neighboring Jamestown. Hosts and crew from This Old House® had a chance to tour IYRS and meet with…
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Safety First!

Some of you may have heard, or maybe you know nothing of it, but there was a recent (minor) accident in Restoration Hall. Don’t panic! Everyone is all good. I can say that, because it was me. I like to…
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