Founded in 1995 in Newport, Rhode Island, IYRS is a private, not-for-profit, experiential learning school dedicated to teaching highly technical and deeply craft-oriented career skills in a variety of fields, from digital manufacturing to traditional boatbuilding and restoration. Through its hands-on education model, IYRS equips its students with skills that are transferable across industries and applications, making IYRS graduates in demand and highly desirable for a 21st-century workforce.
The school attracts students of all ages from across the United States and around the world. IYRS students consist of men and women with varied backgrounds which not only include career changers, but also high school and college graduates, military veterans, and others from the international community – all with diverse backgrounds and experiences in their personal and professional lives.
Building with our hands or through the use of technology is the essence of creativity, productivity, and the human spirit. At IYRS, students learn to make, restore and maintain objects with a sense of purpose. In the process, they build meaningful careers and lives, inspired by the knowledge that they have the power to build almost anything.
Are you ready to explore hands-on experiential education & training in advanced manufacturing, design & fabrication, woodworking, composite & carbon fiber fabrication or systems maintenance? Are you a maker, thinker, designer, innovator, or dreamer who would rather make it, than buy it? Visit the IYRS Open House on Saturday, July 21 at 1:00pm, and discover this hidden gem of a school in Newport, RI.