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Pinnacle Career Institute | My Quest to Reach All Communities Vol. 1

Pinnacle Career Institute | My Quest to Reach All Communities Vol. 1

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting a number of high schools surrounding Lawrence, Kansas, including DeSoto, Eudora, Ottawa, Perry Lecompton, and Lansing.  It has been an honor to meet with and talk to students from all walks of life who are soon embarking on the next step of their journey to adulthood.

At Eudora High, I had the pleasure of presenting Pinnacle Career Institute’s programs to two Career and Life Planning classes.  These students are learning about who they are and what they would like to achieve in life.  I love hearing their stories and learning about what makes them tick.  In every class there is an NFL or NBA star, at least one movie star and multiple doctors.  I love this.  I love the idea that they still dream and they dream big.  I always enjoy talking to the students and staff about options and what is out there in the world.  I never say never and I have no intentions of saying someone cannot be an NFL, NBA or movie star.

I have no knowledge of what the future holds for these students.  For all I know, one day I will turn on the television and they will be running down the field for a touchdown, throwing a bank shot to win the game or finding a cure for cancer.  I believe in talking about options and the future.  I don’t believe in crushing dreams.  At each school I meet amazing students who share in the uncertainty of life, and I enjoy, if just for one class period, the opportunity to make a difference.

The Teacher Becomes the Student | CPR Re-Certification

The Teacher Becomes the Student | CPR Re-Certification

Just last week I had the honor to sit in a class with my students as a student. So often our students see their instructor as this person who either makes little to no mistakes, or knows their material so they will be outshined by their instructor. However today that was not the case, in the spirit of unity we practice our technique on the Mannequins and guess who gets the first thing wrong! The teacher, but it allowed our students to see that no matter the position in life we should all be so transparent in our efforts that even sometimes in our mistakes we are still teaching. Needless to say, the correction came from my student. It made me feel good because in that moment I saw competency! So yes this day we sat in a room and our roles suddenly became the same, and we learned together. I truly believe that at Pinnacle Career institute, the true nature of this organization has been and always will be the students and doing what is necessary so that they can learn.  Needless to say, I passed my re-certification for CPR, but the overall role reversal made my day!

Pinnacle Career Institute | The Real Students of PCI vol. 1 ep. 2

Check out Pinnacle Career Institute's first volume and second episode of the Real Students of PCI. Dental Assisting student, Marisa Chavez, talks about her second module, how she's progressing and her plans to transfer seamlessly from the South KC campus to the Lawrence, KS campus.

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