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At IYRS, we are makers.

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We create.

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We design.

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We engineer.

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We Build Beyond Ordinary.

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IYRS
School of Technology & Trades

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

IYRS AT A GLANCE

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.

100% of Students Qualified for Scholarships

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

85% of Graduates Employed

A strong reputation &  industry partnerships equal high placement rates ('17 & '18)

95% Average Graduation Rate

Outstanding faculty, programs & location contribute to
high graduation rates ('17 & '18)

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

    How a white lie turned a chemist into a wooden boat restorer and long distance Beetle Cat sailor - the amazing adventures of Athena Aicher ' 17
    Kim Norton-O'Brien

    Athena Aicher is a 2017 IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration graduate. Her story will make you want to drop everything, restore a Beetle Cat, and embark on life of sailing adventure. Athena originally shared her story at the Catboat Association's annual meeting in January 2020. Enjoy!

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    THE THRILLS OF 3D PRINTING
    Abby Shenker, Digital Modeling & Fabrication Student Ambassador

    Is 3D printing still exciting?

    As the technology continues to improve, it becomes more precise and more affordable. More professional engineers and designers incorporate 3D printers into their businesses, but overall public fascination with 3D printing has flattened. 

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    Knolling along...
    Tony Peters, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador

    Organizing my tools  was for a time quite an obsession. It started when our 1st year instructors, Joel and Hans, introduced the Anarchist Tool Chest, both the book and the pine tool chest we were required to construct as part of our joinery project. I, of course, jumped in the deep-end and built a huge toolbox that I was sure would store all the tools I could ever dream of needing. Because let’s face it you can’t have too many tools (can you?)

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    IYRS and the value of experience
    Don Chapin, Composites Technology Student Ambassador

    Two and a half months in, three weeks until the Christmas break, and we have been working in both the classroom and the shop to learn how to effectively use composite materials.  The work has centered on a process of learning in the classroom followed by instructor demonstrations before we are set loose to try on our own.

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