President's Welcome

As president of IYRS School of Technology &  Trades, I have the distinct pleasure of leading this remarkable school where we teach skills that range from traditional wooden boatbuilding to innovative digital design. With the experiential maker-focused education our students receive at IYRS, they go on to rewarding and successful careers, joining nearly 700 alumni who are preserving our country’s maritime heritage and changing the face of modern manufacturing.

In addition to our outstanding student body, I have the pleasure of working with faculty and staff who are exceptional at what they do, in some cases world-renowned, and who continue to enhance IYRS’ reputation as the premier marine trades and modern manufacturing school in the country. IYRS is a truly special place.

There is no better way to understand the value of the IYRS experience than by visiting our campus. I encourage you to come meet our faculty, staff, and students, and see for yourself the exciting experiential educational programs we offer at our waterfront campus in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island.  I look forward to welcoming you to IYRS.

Jay Coogan, President