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The student experience at PCI's New London campus

On this edition of "Inside Career Technical Education," Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin highlight PCI's New London, CT campus and welcome Campus Director of Operations and Education Marc Feldman to the podcast.

Computer aided drafting and design success at Siftex

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin welcome guest Steve Weil, President at Siftex, a manufacturing company located in Connecticut. We talk about Porter and Chester Institute graduate success at Siftex and our employee training partnership.

Personal growth after graduating from YTI Career Institute

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin talk about life after graduation with Sean Durgin, a 1992 YTI graduate. Sean currently works for Advance Business Systems located in Baltimore, MD and has served on YTI’s Advisory Board since 1999. Hear more from Sean about his time as a student and how he experienced personal growth while attending YTI.

HVACR industry trends and employee qualities

Rich Hoak, an Account Specialist at Remco, joins YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin on “Inside Career Technical Education” to share new trends in the HVACR industry and highlight qualities of successful HVACR employees.

Turning a passion for electronics into career success

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin speak with Matthew Erno, a graduate of YTI's Electronics Engineering Technology program. Matt, now an Engineering Manager at Dorman Products, leads a team of six engineers whose responsibilities range from launching new manufacturing/remanufacturing projects, designing hardware and software for ECM test simulation and developing repair techniques for existing projects. Hear more from Matt about his time as a student and how YTI prepared him to jumpstart his career in the trades.

Externship success in dental assisting

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, speak with Madelaine Cubias, Regional Manager at Dr. Dental. Madelaine speaks of the great relationship Dr. Dental has with Porter and Chester Institute and the various externship opportunities available to students.

The range of career opportunities for Criminal Justice and First Response graduates

On this episode of Inside Career Technical Education, YTI Career Institute's President and CEO Jim Bologa and co-host Ann Baldwin focus on YTI's Criminal Justice and First Response program. Criminal Justice and First Response Program Director Wendy Myers and Instructor Travis Souders highlight the variety of career fields graduates of the program are prepared to enter.

How career education and training prepares graduates for employment

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” Jim Bologa, President and CEO of both Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute, and co-host Ann Baldwin react to Connecticut's unemployment rate jump to 8.2% as published on 12/18/20. Employment opportunities and job prospects in the fields of the skilled trades, healthcare and automotive repair are highlighted.

How to start a career in business management

Associate Program Director of the Business Administration: Business Operations Management Program at YTI Career Institute John Bart shares his expertise and walks listeners through important Business Operations Management program information and exciting post-graduate student success stories.

A recent graduate's entry into a career in HVACR

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin chat with recent Career HVACR program graduate Anthony Manzi about his decision to enroll in trade school and his entry into a career in HVACR.

Expanding Medical Assisting program externship opportunities

Robyn Perrotti, a Nurse Preceptor at Hartford Healthcare Medical Group, joins “Inside Career Technical Education” to discuss clinicals, hands-on learning and the current demand in the healthcare field. Robyn has worked closely with Porter and Chester Institute over the past year, focusing on expanding the Medical Assisting program externships.

Tips for online learning to reach your career goals

Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, share tips for online learning during the pandemic. Listen now and subscribe to “Inside Career Technical Education!”

The urgent need to upskill the workforce

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Education,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about Governor Lamont’s workforce commission and the urgent need to upskill the workforce.

How to apply during temporary campus closures

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, walk students through the application process during the pandemic and temporary campus closures. Jim and Ann answer questions regarding admissions, financial aid, application fees and appointments. Visit our sites at porterchester.edu and yti.edu to get started!

The focus of our Automotive Technology program

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about PCI’s Automotive Program with Glenn Hartland, PCI’s Worcester Campus Director of Operations and Education. We discuss the focus of our Automotive Technology program and how the industry continues to evolve.

Remote learning in information technology

YTI Career Institute and Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin chat about computer related programs with Adam Faight, Curriculum Director at YTI Career Institute and Porter and Chester Institute. Adam explains the benefit of remote learning and the computer program requirements for both schools. Listen to find out about jobs within this field and how you can become “an essential worker” in today’s world.

Become an essential worker without a college degree

YTI Career Institute and Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about the “Best Jobs Without a College Degree,” based off a recent article published by the U.S. News and World Report. Tune in in to find out how you can become “an essential worker” without a college degree.

Industry-modeled veterinary technician career training

Veterinary Technician instructor Carly Love-Sipe joins YTI Career Institute President and CEO Jim Bologa and co-host Ann Baldwin to talk about YTI’s 21-month Veterinary Technician program. They discuss the ins and outs of the program, explain how students have access to industry-modeled veterinary labs, and cover employment opportunities in the field.

Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management graduate Nina Cintron's meal prep success story

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about Fuel Madness, a meal prep company started by Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management graduate, Nina Cintron. Hear about Nina's experience at YTI and her post-graduation success story!

YTI welcomes Campus Director of Operations and Education Dr. Thomas Banks

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” hear from YTI Career Institute's Campus Director of Operations and Education Dr. Thomas Banks on his background in higher education and excitement for his new role.

Learning foundational skills in our Dental Assisting program

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute and Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about YTI and PCI’s 9-month Dental Assisting program with Jen Stone, Curriculum Development Coordinator for YTI and PCI. Jen shares how students learn the foundational skills to become dental assistants through 6-months of in house coursework, followed by a 3-month externship.

What to expect in our Medical Assistant program

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about YTI’s 21-month Medical Assistant program with Angie Kann, YTI’s Medical Assistant Program Director. Angie shares the ins and outs of the program, explaining how students become certified medical assistants by gaining an Associate in Specialized Technology degree.

Why NOW is such a good time to pursue a career in the skilled trades

U.S. Navy veteran, James Demicco and Waterbury’s Electrical Education Supervisor, Eric Stark join Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin to talk about the effects of Covid-19 and why NOW is such a good time to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

Finding student-success during Covid-19 with help from Career Services

Chris Shepley, Corporate Director of Career Services chats with Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin about all of the resources offered to students from Career Services. Hear about PCI’s unique blended learning model and how you can become “an essential worker” in today’s world.

YTI Career Institute introduces new, completely online Medical Billing & Coding program

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, speak with Vicki Kane, Vice President of Academics about YTI’s new, completely online Medical Billing and Coding (MBC) program. We cover the rundown of the curriculum and explain how students can find success in coding post-graduation.

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration career opportunities

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin welcome Joe Lillo, HVAC Lab Assistant and Porter and Chester Institute graduate who shares his story of becoming a student as an Air Force Veteran. We talk about all of the job opportunities out there today in HVAC/R!

Porter and Chester Institute's blended learning model is preparing students for today’s jobs!

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” hear why Porter and Chester Institute hasn’t skipped a beat as students and instructors are back for the summer term, thanks to their unique blended learning model.

The emerging technical career of Respiratory Therapy

On this edition of “Inside Career Technical Training,” YTI Career Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin, talk about the emerging technical career of Respiratory Therapy.

Investing in career education and training for an essential career

On this episode of "Inside Career Technical Training", hosts Ann Baldwin and Jim Bologa, President and CEO of Porter and Chester Institute, discuss employment uncertainty due to COVID-19 and why the public might invest in career education and training this fall.

Transitioning to an essential career this fall

On this episode of "Inside Career Technical Training", hosts Ann Baldwin and Jim Bologa, President and CEO of YTI Career Institute, discuss the impact of COVID-19 on employment and what steps the public might take next.

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