As you know, we are facing unprecedented challenges as the coronavirus continues to spread. In the best interests of the health of students, faculty and staff, Porter and Chester Institute has moved to temporary online learning for our students. Following state limits and safety guidelines, small groups come on campus for hands-on labs. Faculty and staff will remain open to support our day to day operations.
For more information on the coronavirus, visit the CDC's coronavirus page.
A Message From Our President and CEO
Hope all is well with everyone. Every night I have been reflecting on the events of the day and making a few notes.
So here goes a few thoughts on faith. What does it mean to have faith? When you have faith, you trust or believe in something or someone very strongly. This noun comes from the Old French word feid, meaning “faith, belief, trust, confidence, pledge.” My experience is it is easy to have faith when everything is working out….it is much more difficult to have faith when things are not working out. This is when we need to have the most faith. We need to work through getting knocked down. We need to get back up and get back at it. A huge step in faith is to take the first step. Faith is following a leader who has a plan and who has the faith to follow the plan (think of a map and construction and or traffic) and adjust accordingly. A big part of this requires communication and understanding.
Remember, to have faith requires us to take the first step. Faith is jumping in the deep end and knowing everything will be OK. Think about the first time you did something new or unseen for you (like jumping into the deep end of the pool).
If we survive the storm, we can outdo the norm.
To have more than most, we must do more than most. We must believe more than most, must learn, must sacrifice more than most. Have faith everything will work out. Keep working and learning. Continue to evolve and adapt. Learn new ways. Mistakes and setbacks are opportunities, learning moments. A new door opens up. Persistency will pay off. Make sure our story/plan is one of strength. Make sure our story/plan is one of someone or a team who refused to give up. Refused to settle. Refused to be normal. Make sure our story/plan is one of someone or a team who gave back and brought someone or a teammate with you. Our results will define us. Our adjustments or pivots will define us. This defines our character. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
Thank you for your continued support. Have faith, our current situation will pass and we will be significantly different on the other side. We need to have an open mind that we are leaving many current practices in the past and moving forward into a new world.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Porter and Chester Institute
Porter and Chester Institute Coronavirus FAQS
Are you still open for tours?
While the campuses are currently closed, Porter and Chester Institute is offering virtual tours. You can click here to schedule your personal tour.
Can I still enroll for a future class?
Yes, absolutely...we are taking applications now! Click here to apply online.
When does your next class start?
October 19th (Day and evening classes)
What if campuses are closed because of the virus? What will happen? Will the class still start?
Yes. If the campuses are closed Porter and Chester Institute will transition from in-person teaching and learning to remote options. PCI's goal is a strong commitment to quality learning so that all of our students maintain and continue their career education.
Just please remember: Your learning will continue!