IYRS students are women and men, high school and college graduates, military veterans, and career changers. They come from across the United States and the world and have one important thing in common: they are passionate about learning the art and science of making, building, restoring, and maintaining. IYRS students are learning to become the next generation of fine craftspeople and technicians who will work with their minds and their hands to preserve our marine heritage and build our high tech manufacturing future. Some of our students have a history of craftsmanship, others learn from scratch.

At IYRS, previous experience is not necessary, but a passion for learning and doing is.

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Students are selected without regard to national or ethnic origin, race, sex, age, sexual orientation or religion and must be capable of benefiting from the training offered. Applicants must be seeking job training. All persons applying for admission must have completed high school or the equivalency and have the ability to understand written and oral instruction in the English language. IYRS is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools/Colleges (ACCSC).