woman measuring a wood work project

At IYRS, we are makers.

man smoothing a wooden table

We create.

woman analyzing a a graph on a TV

We design.

An engineer working on an electric board

We engineer.

IYRS Campus buildings at sunset

We Build Beyond Ordinary.

IYRS Campus view from the air

School of Technology & Trades

Accredited, hands-onĀ education
in the heart of Newport, RI


IYRS continues to closely monitor and follow safety recommendations about COVID-19 from the Rhode Island Governor's Office and Centers for Disease Control. IYRS is currently enrolling students for March 2021 and September 2021 program starts for hands-on learning at our Newport, RI campus.

Application information can be found here. Have questions now? We encourage you to contact Admissions at admissions@iyrs.edu

The health and safety of IYRS students, faculty, and staff remain the school's top priority. 


IYRS School of Technology & Trades has its roots in craftsmanship.
Our students are aspiring makers, builders, designers, and technicians who work with their hands and their minds
to create successful careers and richer lives.

At IYRS, we Build Beyond Ordinary.

Student-Faculty Ratio of 7:1

Our programs are small-by-design so students receive individualized attention

100% of Students Qualified for Scholarships

In '17, '18, '19 & '20 100% of students who applied for an IYRS scholarship or grant received one 

400+ Hiring Partners

More than 400 companies from across the United States have partnered with IYRS seeking graduates for full-time employment

3-acre Campus on Newport Harbor

Located in the heart of Newport, RI with world-class museums, restaurants, boating, and more a stone's throw away 

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    IYRS Blog

    From the Admissions Desk: Career Changers, three things we always talk about
    Nora Meah, Director of Admissions

    More than 50% of our applicants to the Fall 2020 term described themselves as “career changers.” You may think this is unusual or perhaps the result of our economy’s volatility relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you would be inaccurate. Year over year, roughly half the people who speak with Admissions are planning a career change with IYRS as part of their plan.

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    Everything is a Chisel
    Porter Hoagland, Boatbuilding & Restoration - Year 1

    Archaeologists theorize that humans have used watercraft of various types for at least 40 millennia, but it wasn’t until the onset of the Bronze Age—more than five millennia ago—that metal tools began to be designed to shape wood in ways that could build much more sophisticated boats.

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    The smell of Restoration Hall...
    Tucker Ainslie, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador

    My visit with Danielle in admissions told me everything I needed to hear. Hands-on learning, a big project to complete, and group work, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the campus and surrounding area are gorgeous. As odd as it may sound, the smell of Restoration Hall was what convinced me...

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    On the Right Path
    Gardner Howe - Student Ambassador, Marine Systems

    I’m not sure where I’m going . . . but I know I’m on the right path at IYRS.

    I recently retired after serving 35 years in the Navy.  My wife and I fell in love with Newport when we were stationed here several years ago, and made the decision to return for this next phase of our lives.

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