New England Institute of Technology http://ripr.org en The Bottom Line: Training Workers for RI Tech Jobs http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-training-workers-ri-tech-jobs <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p>This week Dave and Mark talk with Tim Hebert, President and CEO of IT services company Atrion, with headquarters&nbsp; in Warwick. The discussion includes training the local workforce for careers in technology and the need to bring in better trained people from foreign nations to do the tech work.</p><p><strong>When to Listen</strong></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:57:00 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 20928 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Training Workers for RI Tech Jobs Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks to 2013 New England Tech Graduates http://ripr.org/post/kareem-abdul-jabbar-speaks-2013-new-england-tech-graduates <p>Retired professional basketball player, best-selling author and filmmaker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the keynote speaker at the New England Institute of Technology graduation ceremony yesterday (Sunday.)&nbsp; He told the roughly 12-hundred graduates about the things he wished he had done when he was their age.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 13:41:27 +0000 Flo Jonic 14724 at http://ripr.org Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Speaks to 2013 New England Tech Graduates NEIT Gets Nod for Game Design http://ripr.org/post/neit-gets-nod-game-design <p>The New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is one of the best places in the country to study video game design, according to the Princeton Review. The college and university ranking organization has placed NEIT at number 14 on its list of the top 15 undergraduate institutions for video game design.</p><p>The ranking puts NEIT in the company of schools like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which earned the number two slot, and the University of Southern California, ranked 5th. The top-ranked school for video gaming programs was the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:56:38 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 12089 at http://ripr.org Panel tonight: educating workers for the 21st century http://ripr.org/post/panel-tonight-educating-workers-21st-century <p>Stop by the <a href="http://www.providenceathenaeum.org/programs/month2.html" target="_blank">Providence Athenaeum</a> at 6 p.m. tonight! We'll be discussing how schools are changing to prepare students for 21st Century jobs.</p><p>I'm looking forward to a spirited conversation about what skills students will need as technology quickly transforms the world around us. We'll explore the value of a liberal arts degree, changes to curriculum in K-12 schools and what employers are seeking and finding in Rhode Island graduates. Join us!</p><p>The panelists are:</p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:50:24 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 10198 at http://ripr.org