Porter and Chester Institute has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a media service company linking the military and civilian worlds. Of the more than 10,000 schools from which data was drawn to assess a school’s worthiness for the Military Friendly designation, only 20 percent were chosen for this prestigious honor. According to Victory Media, selected schools must be doing the most they can “to embrace America’s military service members, veteran, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.” Victory Media Vice President Sean Collins notes that Porter and Chester is one such school and has demonstrated a “commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.” And Porter and Chester Institute President and CEO James Bologa couldn’t be prouder. “Whenever a school can align itself with the men and women who selflessly serve our country, it is a point of pride,” said Bologa. “At Porter and Chester Institute, we want to do everything we can to help veterans and their families meet their career training goals.” Noting that service members often face challenges transitioning back into the civilian world, Bologa said that the staff and faculty at Porter and Chester Institute are particularly mindful of the obstacles members of the military may encounter and work diligently to assist veterans and their families in any way they can. Victory Media sets the standards for the Military Friendly School designation with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board made up of educators from across the country. Results are then independently tested by world renowned accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP. Porter and Chester Institute supports its military and non-military students, alike, by offering a wide array of career training programs that couple classroom instruction with hands-on learning. It has nine locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts and offers morning, afternoon and evening classes.
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