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Porter and Chester Institute Launches iPads in the Classroom.

As Business Technology Evolves, PCI Innovates Curriculum and Tools to Better Prepare Students for Careers ROCKY HILL, Conn. (April 30, 2013) – Porter and Chester Institute, a nationally ACCSC accredited technical school providing career training since 1946, is supplying iPads for students to use in the classroom in the Medical and Dental Assisting programs at four campuses. The iPads are part of a digital program designed to enhance the educational experience and ensure that students possess the digital proficiency that is required in the workforce, as well as eliminating wasteful and outdated textbooks, offering tech support and troubleshooting apps, and allowing for new teaching and … [Read more...]

PCI Stands with Boston

The community of Porter and Chester Institute would like to show their support to the victims of the tragedy in Boston on April 15, 2013. A fundraiser will be held beginning April 22, 2013 with the proceeds going to One Fund Boston. Each campus will sell 'B's for Boston for $1 each. Porter and Chester Institute will match all donations collected at the campuses. Help us show support to those affected.                                   … [Read more...]

Porter and Chester launches new career training tool

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Career EDGE underscores increased commitment to fostering professionalism, career success Porter and Chester Institute is launching Career EDGE, an online career training tool that provides students with guidance in securing a job after completing their selected training programs. Available to current students starting today, Career EDGE offers interactive resume building, interviewing tips, career search programs, and a video library of advice and information. “Career EDGE is just one example of how Porter and Chester Institute is increasing its investment in the futures of our students,” said Jim Bologa, CEO of Porter and Chester. “We’re continuously enhancing our professionalism … [Read more...]

Getting to know your PCI Neighbors – Brian Boyce

Name:  Brian Boyce Nickname: NotLateForFood Hometown:  Eastford CT Department:  Information Technology What is your roll at PCI? IT Director How long have you been with PCI? 11 years What are some proud moments you have had? Personally: More than 20 years of marriage with the same spouse, and eight wonderful children. Professionally: Managing IT for over 400 faculty and staff and roughly 3000 students with just 2 people in my department.  Jim Ferris is the secret weapon and he is the primary ingredient for any current success we experience. I’m proud of having an influence on my students who have become successful professionals. I helped build the Westborough … [Read more...]

Getting to know your PCI Neighbors – Gerald Sears

Name: Gerald Sears Nickname: Jerry Hometown: Hampton, NH Department: Automotive What is your roll at PCI? Instructor of Automotive Technology How long have you been with PCI? 14 months What are some of the proud moments you have had? Observing students think outside the box for problem solving. The success in industry of former students. What is your favorite part about PCI? The hands-on learning students receive and classroom discussions. What do you do in your spare time?  Enjoy watching my son play baseball and television sporting events. What is something people may not know about you?  I am a cat lover If you could meet one person (alive or dead), who and … [Read more...]

Westborough’s Porter and Chester Walks for Cancer Awareness

Congrats to Team PCI of Westborough for partaking in the UMass Medicine Cancer Walk  on Sunday September 23rd and for helping to raise close to $1,500 for the cause. Thanks to all who raised funds, donated and or walked. Learn more about the walk and Team PCI. Our Westborough campus has been relocated to … [Read more...]

PCI Instructor Named 2012 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year

Michael Makowsky, an Automotive instructor has been named 2012 Mitchell 1 Educator of the Year. Mr. Makowsky has been an automotive instructor at the Porter and Chester Institute in Watertown, Conn. for six years, where he has been full-time for the past two years and was part-time for four years. His automotive career also includes experience working at various Chevrolet dealerships for 35 years. Click here to read more about the award and Michael.             Read more at … [Read more...]

Military Appreciation Day at Porter and Chester Institute

Military Appreciation Day: Honoring all Soldiers, Veterans and their Families. When: Saturday September 22nd 10am-3pm Where: At all 9 locations of Porter and Chester in Massachusetts and Connecticut Join Porter and Chester Institute for a family friendly day as we show our support to our Military PCI students and staff. FREE Hotdogs and Hamburgers Bounce house for the kids Military Recognition Ceremony National Guard Vehicles on Display VA Services Representative on hand Local Safety and Emergency On-Hand FREE and open to the public Rain or Shine at ALL 9 PCI … [Read more...]