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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 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

From 2017-2022, 100% of eligible students who applied for an IYRS scholarship or grant received one 

700+ Hiring Partners

More than 700 companies from across the United States, the Caribbean, and beyond 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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    Observations About Life as an IYRS Student by Dan Purcell '23

    Dan Purcell '23 came to IYRS from Baltimore, Maryland where he had a successful career as a commercial property management executive. But the boating itch had taken hold and he knew his future career happiness would be based on and around the water. A career change was in order.  Today he's a student in our Marine Systems program and shares some of his observations about being an IYRS student and living in Newport!

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    Each type of wood seems to continue to respond to the environment in and around Restoration Hall in sometimes unpredictable ways, making us wonder whether the boundary between life and death in a tree is as discrete as we often assume. We ask: “Does the incorporation of wood into a boat help to extend its life, imparting a new body and—daresay—even a soul to a former existence?”

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    Easy as X, Y, Z

    Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing or rapid prototyping is the construction of three-dimensional objects by use of materials including plastic, resin, or powder-media. Typically, these materials are added layer by layer using an X, Y, Z plotter through various means of extrusion, fusion, jetting, deposition, sintering, or lamination.

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