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Boatbuilding school plans open-house events

Individuals interested in pursuing new career tracks at the International Yacht Restoration School in Rhode Island will have a chance to step inside the school’s workshops during two January open houses.

The two events will give career seekers an opportunity to meet with IYRS staff, observe students at work, and review the school’s programs before applying for spring or fall 2013 admission.

On Tuesday afternoon, the doors to Restoration Hall on the school’s Newport campus at 449 Thames Street will be open from 4-6:30 pm.

The Newport campus is home to the school’s 20-month boatbuilding and restoration program, where students are trained to restore classic wooden boats and develop craftsmanship skills that are highly valued by today’s woodworking trades. Open House attendees will observe students at work from 4 to 5 p.m., meet with instructors from 5 to 5:30 pm, and talk with staff about the admissions process and financial aid from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the IYRS lab and workshop at the school’s Bristol facility at 253 Franklin Street will be open from 4-6:30 p.m.

The Bristol facility is home to the school’s marine systems and composites technology programs.

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