IYRS - School of Technology and Trades
EducationIndustry: EducationNon-ProfitYacht Restoration School
IYRS School of Technology & Trades is a non-profit, post-secondary experiential learning institution in Newport, Rhode Island and is the premier marine trades and modern manufacturing school in the United States. IYRS offers education & training programs for people with a passion for thinking and working through their hands.
IYRS was founded in 1993 as the International Yacht Restoration School on the Newport harborfront. It was originally founded to teach students the fine craftsmanship and restoration skills necessary to preserve maritime heritage through the restoration of historically significant wooden sailing yachts. Since that time, IYRS has grown into a world-class learning institution offering four full-time, accredited experiential programs; Boatbuilding & Restoration, Composites Technology, Digital Modeling & Fabrication and Marine Systems.
IYRS' Mission: IYRS empowers students through immersive, hands-on learning to realize their full potential in career
and in life.