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 currently enrolling students for our September 2021 program start 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 

500+ Hiring Partners

More than 500 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 

Happening Now

    IYRS Blog

    No Gripes!

    The Year 1 Boatbuilding & Restoration students now are focused intently on planking their boats. To be a complete boat builder, one must learn to love to plank.

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    All good things must come to an end . . . or do they?

    While time on the IYRS campus is finite, I know the impact of the IYRS experience will be with me for the rest of my life.  I’m taking away new knowledge, practical skills, industry certifications, and a network of great professional contacts (i.e., our classmates and instructors!).  While my personal voyage ahead remains somewhat uncharted, I’m so grateful that I have the IYRS experience to help me navigate. 

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    IYRS Alumni Spotlight - Meet Our Graduates

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