woman measuring a wood work project

At IYRS, we are makers.

man smoothing a wooden table

We create.

woman analyzing a a graph on a TV

We design.

An engineer working on an electric board

We engineer.

IYRS Campus buildings at sunset

We Build Beyond Ordinary.

IYRS Campus view from the air

School of Technology & Trades

Accredited, hands-onĀ education
in the heart of Newport, RI


IYRS continues to closely monitor and follow safety recommendations about COVID-19 from the Rhode Island Governor's Office and Centers for Disease Control. IYRS will be offering on-campus programs beginning this fall and is currently enrolling students for a September 2020 program start.

Application information can be found here or join us for an upcoming virtual Admissions event here. Have questions now? Contact Admissions at admissions@iyrs.edu

The health and safety of IYRS students, faculty, and staff remain the school's top priority. We look forward to safely welcoming you to our Newport, Rhode Island campus in September!


IYRS School of Technology & Trades has its roots in craftsmanship.
Our students are aspiring makers, builders, designers, and technicians who work with their hands and their minds
to create successful careers and richer lives.

At IYRS, we Build Beyond Ordinary.

100% of Students Qualified for Scholarships

In '17, '18 & '19, 100% of students who applied for an IYRS scholarship or grant received one 

400+ Hiring Partners

More than 400 companies from across the United States have partnered with IYRS seeking graduates for full-time employment

80% of Graduates Employed

A robust curriculum and broad industry reach contribute to high employment rates ('17 & '18)

3-acre Campus on Newport Harbor

Located in the heart of Newport, RI with world-class museums, restaurants, boating, and more a stone's throw away 

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    IYRS Blog

    Kim Norton-O'Brien

    The tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd, following so many other unjust killings of African American men and women, has galvanized the world’s attention and created volatile reactions across the U.S. and the globe. This recent killing emphasizes the significant racial injustice that still exists in the U.S. and the long history of perpetuating the inequalities that led to this moment. 

    Read More about A Message from President Jay Coogan
    When the Hatches Have Been Battened Down, A Revelation
    AJ Puzzo, Boatbuilding & Restoration (Year 1) Student Ambassador

    Normally on any given day in Restoration Hall you would see a number of battens, ranging in thickness and length, being used for any number of reasons. They’d be wrapped around the frames of a beetle cat to mark fair lines for the next plank, or running down the stem rabbet to mark the rabbet run at the stem to keel joint, or maybe they’d be bent around points on a glued up mast to begin spar shaping.

    Read More about When the Hatches Have Been Battened Down, A Revelation

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