Teaching Students to Build Beyond Ordinary Since 1993

Make the Most of Your Gap Year:
Hands-On STEM Experience   

IYRS School of Technology & Trades in Newport, Rhode Island is an exciting option for students like you who are exploring experiential education options for your post-high school or post-college year. IYRS offers hands-on, STEM-based certificate programs that will teach you skills that you can use for a lifetime while providing an immersive educational experience at our campus located on the edge of Newport Harbor. Gap year programs range from 6 to 9 months.

Are you someone who likes to work with your hands? Do you enjoy seeing your work physically come to life at the end of each day? If so, a gap year at IYRS may be the perfect fit. During your time at IYRS you will learn new skills, take a breath after high school or college, and prepare for your future in a supportive and immersive learning environment. 

GAP YEAR PROGRAMSDigital Modeling & Fabrication | 9 month certificate program
Composites Technology | 9 month certificate program
Marine Systems | 6 month certificate program

IYRS programs are nationally accredited by ACCSC and generous scholarships are available to all students who qualify.  

Find out why Newsweek named IYRS one of the Best Maker Schools in the world.

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Ignite Your Spark at IYRS

We learned how to use so many tools I had never used before. I feel like I can make anything.
- IYRS Student Telli Quinn

Students working together in class