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IYRS adjusts systems and composites programs

The International Yacht Restoration School, a marine trades and technology school based in Newport, R.I., has shortened its marine systems and composites technology programs to a six-month curriculum.

The school worked with industry input to intensify both programs and focus on the skills that are in demand in today’s marketplace. The goal of the move is to preserve the high standard of training that makes IYRS graduates valued by industry while giving students a quicker route into the job market.

“One of the biggest financial challenges for our students is not just coming up with tuition — for which there are loans, scholarships, and veteran benefits — but being out of work and not having an income,” IYRS president Terry Nathan said. “Adjusting our programs to a six-month timeframe creates great opportunity for more people: students will spend less time out of work and have quicker routes to promising careers.”

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To learn more about IYRS programs visit or contact director of admissions Ned Jones (401) 848-5777, ext. 203 or