Student Services

IYRS is proud to be the best School For Tradespeople In Rhode Island. Come and see!

We offer many services, opportunities, and activities for students to enhance their time at IYRS. With monthly social events, field trips, small class sizes, industry externships, and valuable tools and sessions through Career Development, students have many opportunities to maximize their educational experience and create personal relationships and lasting memories at IYRS.

Student Activities

We're all about community and want you to feel welcome from the start. Student activities occur at least monthly to connect students with our campus and each other. From student social events like Friendsgiving, to Coffee with the President, to your End-of-Program Celebration, you'll find plenty of ways to get to know other students and enjoy your time at IYRS. Graduation & Launch Day, one of the most exciting days on campus, is a time for friends and family to celebrate your and your classmates’ achievements and experience the excitement of seeing student-built boats launched in Newport Harbor for the first time.

GI Bill® & Vocational Rehab

The GI Bill® supports active service members and Veterans by helping to cover the cost of education, training, and related expenses. IYRS is approved to certify these educational benefits for eligible Veterans and help you make the most of these benefits.

Business and Entrepreneurship Seminars

Our Business & Entrepreneurship seminars provide students the opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the inner workings of successful businesses and how to apply best practices to their future careers. These seminars offer tactics and strategies for professional success while being excellent resume-builders. 

Career Development 

With its industry-aligned programs and partnerships, IYRS students enjoy high job placement rates. Employability is one of our school's many strengths. Our Career Development program helps prepare students for successful careers through industry externship opportunities, resume writing assistance, interview skill development, job search skills, networking opportunities, and more.

Externship Program

Each student applies what they’ve learned in their IYRS program to a real-world industry position. The externship offers the opportunity for students to continue developing their skills in an industry setting while receiving valuable resume-building experience. Many of our students receive offers of full-time employment at the conclusion of their externship.

Job Board

The IYRS Job Board connects our students and alumni to new employment opportunities. The Job Board is an excellent resource not only for students and alumni looking for their next opportunity, but for employers who are specifically interested in hiring IYRS graduates. 

Career Day

Our annual on-campus career fair offers valuable networking and career exploration opportunities for all IYRS students and alumni. The event provides the opportunity for students, alumni, and the greater Newport community to explore and meet with hiring companies in the marine trades, composites manufacturing, design and innovation, and other industries to identify job opportunities and form professional connections.


We’re here to provide you with resources and information as you research local housing for your time at IYRS. In the Newport area, you'll discover a charming and exciting community that offers exceptional year-round recreational opportunities that draw visitors from around the world.


Our Student Services team helps students navigate funding opportunities to make their IYRS education affordable. We're committed to offering generous IYRS grants and scholarships to students who qualify.

Take A Tour Today

If you're ready to learn more about IYRS and our student services, schedule a visit or contact the Admissions team at 401.848.5777 x203.