High-Tech Institute's Lifelong Commitment to Its Students

Filed under
College Spotlight

by Jenny Faubert

StudentsEvery so often, the press shines a negative light on private, for-profit schools. A common opinion – these schools are all business and don't care about their students. Not true, I say. After speaking with several of the staff members at High-Tech Institute and its family of schools (The Bryman School - Phoenix, AZ; Cambridge College - Denver, CO; Cambridge College - Portland, OR; Cambridge College - Seattle, WA; Allied Colleges - St. Louis, MO; Banner College - Arlington, VA; Banner Institute - Chicago, IL; and The Chubb Institutes), it became apparent: it's all about students at High-Tech Institute. Almost everything they do is centered around students and their success. The enthusiasm and excitement of the staff toward their students was contagious.

A deep passion and commitment to students are two reasons Beth Ann St. George, Field Admissions Training Manager, decided to work for High-Tech Institute. Another staff member, Carolynn Bianco, Field Admissions Coordinator for The Chubb Institute, decided that after the events of September 11, 2001, she wanted to use her skills to help change lives. At The Chubb Institute she is able to do that. Since that first day on the job five years ago, Carolynn jumped right in and hasn't looked back.

A student works on a computer network.Besides the extraordinary staff, what else sets High-Tech Institute and its family of schools apart from other colleges? The long list of student services is evidence of the school's commitment to their students. A dedication to lifelong learning through the Quality Commitment Program distinguishes High-Tech Institute from others. This program allows graduates of any High-Tech Institute affiliate school to come back to school for retraining or updating at no additional cost. If you graduated from High-Tech Institute or any of its family of schools and colleges, you can attend any of the other campuses located in 17 states for retraining. In today's constantly changing society and evolving technology, updating skills is necessary, making this program invaluable to High-Tech graduates.

Graduates are also advised regarding opportunities for job interviews. While no school can guarantee employment, High-Tech Institute (and their family of schools) makes a sincere effort toward the successful placement of all of its graduates. The school believes that assisting graduating students in obtaining employment is one of its most important responsibilities!

The enthusiasm of the staff is mirrored by the positive attitudes of its students. Computer Networking & Security student, Chris Nenning, looked into several schools before he made the choice to attend The Chubb Institute. After a family member recommended The Chubb Institute and Chris spoke with his admissions representative, Bethany Olster, he was convinced that this would be the best choice for his postsecondary education.

"Every instructor I have met and dealt with has been fantastic!" Chris said. "I would recommend The Chubb Institute to anyone who wants or needs to learn new skills for their profession."

High-Tech Institute's commitment to its students is one of the reasons it became involved in the Imagine America program.

"It has opened the door to a partnership with high schools for the betterment of the students," Carolynn said. "The program is fabulous and so easy to use for the students, counselors and colleges."

Beth Ann concurs: "I love the program. It is wonderful being able to further assist the students in financing their education; we work very hard to make sure that students are financially able to continue their education."

The staff at all the High-Tech Institute schools and colleges will do everything they can to assist their students. If you would like to find out more about any of the High-Tech Institute campuses, please visit www.hightechinstitute.edu and www.chubbinstitute.edu.