Career TEAM, LLC, a nationally recognized workforce development consultancy group and Porter & Chester Institute (PCI/YTI) have partnered to develop a centralized career services model for all PCI/TYI campuses.

Under this partnership, PCI will transition from traditional face to face professional development coaching on the first day of each term to a more robust high touch and high tech approach using the Career TEAM Learning management system called Career EDGE. Per Chris Sheply, PCI/TYI VP of Career Services, “under this new model, we have been able to create one standard of excellence with the curriculum and tools utilized to prepare PCI/TYI students for the workforce. By accessing Career EDGE, we have further been able to leverage our best workshop presenters across the PCI/YTI system by centralizing staff and broadcasting virtual workshops to our network of campuses. This has allowed PCI/YTI to cost effectively increase student to staff ratios and maintain engagement levels in the COVID-19 environment we are navigating.”

Per Micaela Alpers, President of Career TEAM’s Education Division, “We are excited to bring PCI/YTI’s vision for centralized career services to life by leveraging our Career EDGE Learning Management System in a hybrid model of synchronous and asynchronous engagementWhile the pandemic pushed us to develop new remote engagement models, this implementation has also achieved operational efficiencies not bound by campus geography that we hope to replicate with partner institutions across the country.”