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Nov 18 2014

NYIT Celebrates International Education Week

Nov 10 2014

Men’s Soccer Wins ECC Championship with 1-0 Victory over LIU Post

Nov 07 2014

Dr. Jerry Balentine New Vice President for Medical Affairs and Global Health

Nov 07 2014

NYIT Management Students Advance to Fed Challenge Semi-Finals

Nov 04 2014

NYIT’s STEAM Career Fair Links Students to Employers

Dec 01 2014

Job Search Strategies

Dec 01 2014

Head in the Cloud? Protecting Your Privacy in a Mobile World

Dec 01 2014

Give ‘Em the Business: Resources for Management Students

Dec 02 2014

“Year of Turkey 2014” - Conference: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry-A Global Perspective

Dec 02 2014

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences Graduate Info Session

Vocational Independence Program Announcements
Sep 17 2014

Benjamin J. Cecil Walk for Independence/Homecoming

Join us for our fourth annual Benjamin J. Cecil Walk for Independence and third annual Homecoming event on Saturday October 18th. Click here to download flyer

 For more information please contact Ernst VanBergeijk at evanberg@nyit.edu or kimperia@nyit.edu

Aug 01 2014

Open House at NYIT Vocational Independence Program

NYIT Vocational Independence Program Announces Open Houses for Nationally Recognized Transition and Post-Secondary Program for Students with Autism and Learning Disabilities

Immediate Decisions for 2014 Academic Year Available on Sept. 8

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – July 22, 2014 – NYIT’s Vocational Independence, a nationally recognized program for serving the transition and post-secondary requirements of special need students, will hold open houses on Sept. 8 and Nov. 1. On Sept. 8, applicants can receive immediate decisions for the 2014 academic year at the campus at 300 Carleton Ave. in Central Islip, N.Y.

“We are looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents to our campus and sharing information about our residential programs,” said Ernst Van Bergeijk, associate dean and executive director of NYIT-VIP. “We focus on academics, independent living, social skills development, and vocational exploration and training as well as offering a Pre-Degree Program and Associate Degree Support Program, which guides students through traditional NYIT academic courses.”

The three-year residential program is designed for students with learning challenges and higher functioning autism. Students advance through the program learning key life skills, social interaction skills, and core academics.

“Students can choose from three different programs: our Vocational Independence Program, our pre-degree program, or an option to earn an associate's degree in business administration or communication arts in three years,” Van Bergeijk said. “We are focused on creating an environment for future success. Our goals are to help students transition into to the world of work and independent living or transition into a degree-bearing college program full time”

Students in the VIP program receive benefits from a number of career, educational and life professionals. The team includes an academic counselor, vocational counselor, social counselor, financial counselor, and job coach/independent living coach as necessary.

There are a limited number of spots available in the program for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Families interested in enrolling students for the 2014 school year should plan to attend the open house on Monday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Immediate decisions for 2014-2015 will be available.

For more information about the New York Institute of Technology/Vocational Independence Program and its nationally recognized educational, career and life program for students with learning disabilities and higher functioning autism, visit nyit.edu/vip or contact Kelly Imperial, Associate Director of Admissions & Development, at 631.348.3139  or kimperia@nyit.edu

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Mar 12 2014

Open House - November 1st

November 1, 2014 - 10 am - Student Activities Center

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Jan 17 2014

Annual VIP Dinner Dance

 

The Annual VIP Dinner Dance Date has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 5th. 

Download pdf for alumnus activities and registration form

Sep 10 2013

Benjamin J. Cecil Walk for Independence/Homecoming

Join us for our fourth annual Benjamin J. Cecil Walk for Independence and third annual Homecoming event on Saturday October 18th. Click here to download flyer

 For more information please contact Ernst VanBergeijk at evanberg@nyit.edu or kimperia@nyit.edu

 

Click here : Registration form

May 17 2013

Congratulations to VIP Class of 2013 at NYIT!

VIP students

The Vocational Independence Program (VIP) of NYIT held its 2013 graduation ceremony on May 16 in Central Islip, N.Y. NYIT Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat A. Shoureshi, Ph.D., conferred certificates to 21 graduates. They are pictured in a garden dedicated in memory of VIP student Benjamin J. Cecil.

Ceremony highlights included student speakers Steven Trani and Marsalis Jacobs, who shared stories of their achievements in the program; a class gift presented by Mackenzie Manders; and the presentation of awards to student Adam Shapiro, recipient of the Dare to Care Award, and Kerry McLauglin, manager of VIP campus dining, recipient of the Matthew Schure President’s Award for her dedication to students. Graduates and their families and friends enjoyed a reception following the ceremony.

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