Founded in 1993, IYRS offers hands-on programs taught by skilled and passionate faculty at our campus located at the edge of Newport Harbor. IYRS was named one of the Best Maker Schools in the world by Newsweek and is nationally accredited by ACCSC and the Rhode Island Board of Governors.
IYRS programs are full-time and are held Monday through Friday from 8:30-5. Programs range from just 6-20 months, allowing you to enter or re-enter the skilled workforce quickly. We understand that you want to minimize the time you spend in school while maximizing your skills, career satisfaction, and career opportunities after graduation. Whether you are a career changer or upskiller, a recent high school graduate, or a US veteran, our programs will train you with valuable and in-demand skills you'll use to launch or enhance your career.
More than 700 companies seek to hire IYRS graduates in locations from Rhode Island to California to the Caribbean and beyond. Want to work in a location you've always dreamed of? Our Career Development Department will work to connect you directly to employers in your chosen location, wherever it may be.
Your IYRS education includes development of your resume and interview skills and how to investigate companies of interest to you, all with the goal of launching your career at a company you are excited about.
During your time at IYRS, you will be living in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. Newport and its surrounding communities offer a wide range of activities: catch a ballgame, a wave, or some rays. Go hiking, biking, golfing, surfing, sailing. Revel in Newport's history, experience incredible restaurants, or attend a world-famous music festival.
Located on the thoroughfare of Thames Street, IYRS is just blocks away from the excitement of downtown Newport with its cultural attractions, nightlife, restaurants, shops, and public parks. Even more, the IYRS campus sits directly on Newport Harbor and offers its own marina.
Your IYRS student experience goes beyond the shops, labs, and classrooms. You'll enjoy exciting student events throughout the year including the student & alumni regatta, Friendsgiving, our community holiday party (the best in Newport!), and more. You'll also be invited to participate as a Student Ambassador. We want you to remember your time at IYRS as some of the best of your life.