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 

Happening Now

    IYRS Blog

    No Gripes!
    Porter Hoagland, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador

    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.

    Read More about No Gripes!
    All good things must come to an end . . . or do they?
    Gardner Howe, Marine Systems Student Ambassador

    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. 

    Read More about All good things must come to an end . . . or do they?
    Porter Hoagland, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador

    From early days, IYRS boatbuilding and restoration students are imbued with a unique form of self-improvement often referred to as “muscle memory.”

    Read More about Resolute
    End-of-Year Whirlwind
    Gardner Howe, Marine Systems Student Ambassador

     “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did you. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.”

    Read More about End-of-Year Whirlwind

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