Inside Career Technical Education

Inside Career Technical Education

Explore career education and training opportunities with Jim Bologa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porter and Chester Institute and YTI Career Institute.

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April 27, 2021 11 min
On this episode of "Inside Career Technical Education" co-hosts Ann Baldwin and Porter and Chester Institute President/CEO Jim Bologa speak with recent PCI Computer Aided Drafting and Design graduate Lexi about her career training journey.
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On this edition of our "Inside Career Technical Education" podcast, Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO, Jim Bologa and co-host, Ann Baldwin visit with Brockton, MA Campus Director of Operations and Education Henry Przybylowicz. We discuss the flexible learning model at our campuses and the program offerings and student experience at Brockton.
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On this edition of "Inside Career Technical Education" host Ann Baldwin is joined by Siftex President Steve Weil to discuss our partnership and working together to create curriculum for project training. Listen to Steve's testimony on how graduates of Porter and Chester Institute Computer Aided Drafting and Design have impacted Siftex's business in South Windsor, CT.
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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.
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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.
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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 YT...
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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.
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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 ...
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February 2, 2021 12 min
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!”
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December 15, 2020 14 min
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.
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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!
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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.
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November 17, 2020 10 min
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...
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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.
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