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10 cybersecurity jobs employers are scrambling to fill

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The cybersecurity job market is expected to grow 18% in the United States from 2014 to 2024 according to the United States Department of Labor and a 2016 study from ISACA shows the global industry shortage of professionals hitting 2 million by 2019. With cybersecurity training, you open the doors to an amazing world of opportunity, and we’re here to  highlight some of the careers you can pursue in cyber security. Security Defender If you have a knack for hacking but want to use your gifts for the greater good, security defense might be the right place to best utilize your skills. Staying ahead of the curve in terms of anticipating what kinds of breaches make networks vulnerable to … [Read more...]

The cybersecurity job forecasts have been unable to keep pace with the dramatic rise in cybercrime

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I highly recommend pursuing your education in information technology or computer science” says (Robert) Herjavec (Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group), directing his comments at IT workers and new entrants to the field — including college graduates. “There is a zero-percent unemployment rate in cybersecurity and the opportunities in this field are endless. Gone are the days of siloed IT and security teams. All IT professionals need to know security – full stop. Given the complexity of today’s interconnected world, we all have to work together to support the protection of the enterprise.” » Read The Cybersecurity Jobs Report: 2017 Edition by Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief of Cybersecurity … [Read more...]

CT’s hands-on training schools help fill skills gap

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As Connecticut's demand for certain trade skills intensifies, so has interest from pupils and employers in the 100 or so postsecondary career/trade schools, including one of the state's biggest and oldest, Porter & Chester Institute. Read the entire article on                       … [Read more...]

Why More Millennials Are Choosing Blue-Collar Jobs

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College Isn’t For Everyone, And That’s OK The cost of the average college education has been rising steadily for decades. If you’ve been out of the loop for a while, you might be surprised to learn that public colleges in the U.S. were tuition-free up until the 1970s, at which point dwindling public funding turned higher education into a for-profit enterprise. The good news is, even with college costs rising predictably and constantly, millennials are discovering there’s nothing wrong with blue-collar jobs. Employment in the trades is booming... Read the entire article on … [Read more...]

Best jobs for 2017: College degree not necessarily required

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WASHINGTON — The professions expected to show one of the biggest job growth rates in 2017 and the largest growth in sheer number of jobs will be trade skills, according to a year-end report from CareerBuilder and labor market data provider Emsi. Read the entire article on                         … [Read more...]

Preparing your car for winter months

Porter and Chester Institute’s Waterbury campus welcomed Fox61 for a "Winter Car Prep" segment on Good Morning Connecticut. Wendell Soucy, our Program Director and Chairman of Automotive Technology shared tips for how to prepare your car so you can stay safe during the dreaded winter driving conditions! Read Experts say that the time to winterize your car is now on for details!                                       … [Read more...]

On the Fence About College?

U.S. News & World Report highlights career paths for students who are on the fence about college. Many people are happier and more successful pursuing a path other than four-year college or university. Read Options for Students Who Shouldn't Go to College to learn more.                                   … [Read more...]

Keep Your Day Job

Practical Nursing program at PCI

Are you interested in a rewarding career where you get to help people? You could start training for a great Nursing career and keep your current day job! New evening Practical Nursing classes are now forming at Porter and Chester Institute! The Practical Nursing program provides graduates with the hands-on skills and the knowledge base necessary for a rewarding career in the healthcare field. Train to be prepared for direct nursing care of patients in a variety of settings including long-term care facilities, clinics, and doctor's offices, as well as in a variety of specialties such as psychiatric nursing, adult and geriatric nursing. Call PCI today at (800) 870-6789 and ask about our … [Read more...]

Porter and Chester Institute named Apple Distinguished School

Rocky Hill, CT (October 27, 2015) – Porter and Chester Institute, with nine campuses throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, announced today that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015–2017 for the school’s integration of digital course material and student resources in each of its career training programs. The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. “Porter and Chester Institute teaches traditional vocational programs in a way that is constantly evolving,” said Jim Bologa, president and chief … [Read more...]