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-on 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 offering on-campus, hands-on programs beginning Fall 2020 and is currently enrolling students for March 2021 and September 2021 program starts.

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. We look forward to safely welcoming you to our Newport, Rhode Island campus!


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

    The First Months of Marine Systems
    Jason Eldridge, Marine Systems Student Ambassador

    Over the last month of Marine Systems, we’ve been super busy both in the classroom and out on the shop floor. We’ve been learning how to read plans, layout the different systems, create wiring diagrams to plan our wiring, price out simulated plumbing jobs, and install both electrical and plumbing on our simulator

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    From the Admissions Desk: Rethinking the plan: College, work, service...
    Nora Meah, Director of Admissions

    For so many high school graduates and college students the promise of college changed in an instant. The thing they have worked, saved, and planned for seemingly vanished. Or, it is so unrecognizable it no longer compares to its former self. Questions, uncertainty, and new, sometimes viable, options emerge. So now what? 

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