Our lives depend on technology. In order for our lives to run smoothly, everything we depend on also needs to be running smoothly. Whether it’s a car or a computer, these things need to be working properly so our lives aren't disrupted. This dependence on technology spells job security for qualified technicians. As our technology continues to break down or become obsolete (which is inevitable), people will continue to need qualified technicians to install, maintain, and repair their most valued items. Porter and Chester Institute has been training some of the top technicians throughout New England for over 65 years. Porter and Chester Institute trains every one of their students using industry-current technology and equipment, so they have the skills needed to walk out of school and on to the job the day they graduate. Here are three everyday technologies that are constantly in need of qualified technicians: Automotive Most people depend on a car or truck to get them to where they need to be every day. Daily driving puts a lot of wear and tear on these vehicles. Parts must be serviced, repaired, or replaced in order to keep these vehicles running. These repairs need to be performed by a skilled auto technician or small issues can become big problems. Problems with tires, steering, alignment, brakes and fluids are serious safety issues. Good technicians can spot problems and conduct repairs that can literally save lives! There are over 240 million cars on the road today that need to be serviced. That’s the main reason why jobs for automotive service technicians are predicted to grow by 17% by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Automotive Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute prepares you to become an automotive technician in as little as one year! Computers For most people, their entire lives are on their computers – important documents, photos, and music files. When your computer crashes, it can be devastating! All of your important data could be lost forever, but that’s not always the case. There’s always hope! Computer specialists know how to fix things when they go wrong, and how to install and maintain computer systems, so that a devastating computer crash never even happens. Computers are a vital part of our society. That’s why jobs for computer specialists are predicted to grow 18% by 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Computer and Network Technology program at Porter and Chester Institute can prepare you for a new career as a computer specialist in as little as one year! Data Cables Almost every technology you count on today uses some sort of data cable. From computers, to telephones, to the Internet, and security systems, it’s likely that some sort of cable is connecting point A to point B and running data through it. New England hospitals count on low voltage data cabling systems to run everything from their security systems to their CAT Scans and heart monitors. Hidden in the walls of every office building, from Wall Street to Main Street, are cables running the important data of business and finance and connecting fire alarm to the local fire department. When these systems work well, it’s because they’ve been installed and maintained by a telecommunications specialist. Jobs for telecommunications specialists are predicted to grow 15% through 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Electronics Systems Technician program at Porter and Chester Institute can prepare you for a new career as a telecommunications specialist in as little as one year! Porter and Chester Institute is training the workforce of today to serve vital roles in our communities. The school’s programs in automotive technology, computer and network technology and electronics systems technology are all designed to give students the hands-on training and skills they need to keep the systems of our lives running smoothly. Porter and Chester Institute offers 9 convenient locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Fill out the form on this page to learn more about how Porter and Chester Institute can prepare you for a new career as a qualified technician!
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