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Is a career as an LPN right for you?

Is a career as an LPN right for you?

Not many careers offer the opportunity to directly impact the lives of others quite like nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses, or LPNs, provide nursing care under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. LPNs can have rewarding and fulfilling careers that contribute positively to their community. Is a career as an LPN right for you? Make a difference by helping others LPNs are vital members of today's growing healthcare teams. LPNs work directly with patients and physicians and help concerned family members learn how to best care for their loved ones. They record patient information, help patients bathe and dress, take vital signs, and serve as a liason between patients and doctors. … [Read more...]

How to become a hairstylist in Connecticut

How to become a hairstylist in Connecticut

Hairstylists and cosmetologists combine their creativity and eye for the latest trends with a friendly personality to provide hair, skin and nail services. They apply their talent and skills to enhance each of their clients' appearance which can translate into a continuous source of income and self satisfaction in making someone feel better about themselves. So how do you get started in a new career as a hairstylist? The first step is to have a passion for hairstyling and cosmetology! It's a career that allows creative expression, offers independence, and keeps you moving. Hairstylists shampoo, cut, color and style hair, and make hair care recommendations to clients. A license is needed … [Read more...]

Choosing the right computer training school

Choosing the right computer school

You're good with computers and using mobile devices comes second nature to you. You've got good analytical and communication skills, and are determined to launch your computer networking and support career. But how do you know which computer training school is right for you? There are many paths to a career in computer networking and support and not all require a bachelor or associate degree. Many employers searching for the right candidates to join their support and IT teams accept applicants with a postsecondary diploma. Companies may also require their computer support technicians to hold certifications in the products their organizations use. At Porter and Chester Institute, we … [Read more...]

Helping You on Your Journey

Helping You On Your Journey

Porter and Chester Institute's Career Services department at each campus helps pave the way for future student success. Check out our infographic to learn how our team helps students through their journey to a new career!           … [Read more...]

How long does it take to become a medical assistant?

How long does it take to become a medical assistant

You have a passion for helping others and are ready to make a difference in your community as a medical assistant. You're eager to begin performing administrative and clinical tasks as an important member of a healthcare team. The only thing standing between you and your work at a doctor's office, hospital, or outpatient clinic is the proper training needed to kick-start your career. You might be wondering then, how long does it take to become a medical assistant? Many employers prefer to hire medical assistants who have completed postsecondary education. In the Medical Assisting program at Porter and Chester Institute, you can earn your diploma in as few as 9 months by taking day … [Read more...]

4 Soft Skills You Need as an Automotive Technician

4 Soft Skills You Need as an Automotive Technician

Have you wondered what a career as an automotive technician is really like? There’s more to being an automotive technician than hands-on vehicle repair and maintenance. To be successful as an automotive technician, you need both concrete and soft skills. These soft skills will help you successfully stay on task as an automotive technician: Customer-service skills Automotive technicians must be able to effectively communicate automotive problems and options for repair with customers. Interacting with customers and answering their questions in a good-natured and courteous manner is important to retaining their business. Detail oriented When inspecting and repairing vehicle systems, … [Read more...]

Take your career to new heights in low voltage

low voltage career

Low voltage systems are everywhere. We see them in our homes from cable/satellite TV and home theater systems to fire alarms and home security systems. We see them in various industries from intercom and card reader systems to solar and wind technology. All of these complex pieces of equipment need to be installed and maintained by qualified technicians. If a career that gets you out in the field, using your hands and solving problems, sounds good to you, Porter and Chester Institute's Career Electronics Systems Technician program can take your career to new heights! PCI's Career Electronics Systems Technician program teaches students how to install, maintain and repair low voltage … [Read more...]

Do you have the skills to excel in vocational training?

Vocational Training Skills

Find the right type of education to meet your interests Are you deciding what type of education is right for you? Many find a four-year college major doesn't feel like the right fit, and that vocational training better suits their skillset. Take a moment to consider whether vocational training is right for you. Are you a fast learner? Vocational training can often lead to a quicker entry into the workforce. Many programs can be completed in as few as 12 months, affording graduates the opportunity to get to work faster than other options. Rather than spending time on unrelated coursework, students instead focus on industry-modeled curriculum specific to their career interest. Do you enjoy … [Read more...]

Get the Job Done Right

Trade Skills Careers at Porter and Chester Institute

You're ready to combine physical activity with technical know-how to start a skilled trades career. But are you ready to get the job done right? Employers in skilled trades and technical fields prefer to hire applicants with postsecondary education. Programs at trade schools generally last 12 months or less and offer focused career training through classroom instruction and hands-on practice. Developing strengths in mechanical skills, troubleshooting skills, time-management and customer communication is essential to getting the job done right. At Porter and Chester Institute, our intensive trades and technical training programs are designed to help you get started in a skilled trades … [Read more...]

Are you ready to get to work in a healthcare career?

Healthcare Careers at PCI

Are you ready to help people and make a difference in your community? Healthcare careers combine compassion with technical know-how to impact patients' lives. Developing strengths in analytical skills, hands-on care and customer communication can propel you to a new career in the healthcare field. At Porter and Chester Institute, we can help you get the training you need to make a difference. Check out these healthcare programs at PCI: Dental Assisting: Dental assistants provide quality patient care and help make going to the dentist a more pleasant experience! Medical Assisting: Medical assistants play a vital role in today's healthcare field by helping with a wide range of clinical … [Read more...]