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Porter and Chester Institute

About Porter and Chester Institute

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester

At Porter and Chester Institute, we’ve been serious about preparing students for career success since we first opened our doors in 1946.

How serious? We believe that, when you complete one of our career-focused programs in Automotive, Computers, Healthcare, or Skilled Trades, you can enjoy five important advantages as you search for a job after you graduate:

  1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.
  2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.
  3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.
  4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.
  5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.

With five campuses in Connecticut and four in Massachusetts, you’re never too far away from Porter and Chester. So, learn more about us today! Discover the advantages you can enjoy at Porter and Chester by completing the form on this page.

Available Program

  • Welding

    Get the Skills to Begin a Career in Welding in as few as 10 Months

    If you want a skilled trades career where you combine technical precision with creativity, the Welding program at Porter and Chester Institute might be for you! Our hands-on Welding program can train you to perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). You'll also learn about safety principles including identifying at-risk behavior, creating a safety plan, and conducting safety training. From aerospace applications to bridge construction, today's welders can find careers in a wide variety of industries!


    • Residential Program – Lecture and Labs on campus
    • Program offered at: Bridgeport, CT

    Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

    Bridgeport, CT

    156 Boston Avenue




Porter and Chester Institute is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For 45 years, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at post-secondary schools and colleges.

Find the right career for you at Porter and Chester Institute’s soon-to-be New London campus! The industry modeled career training which will soon be available at our New London, CT location can help you achieve the future you deserve. Our carefully designed career-focused programs can give you an edge in the medical, dental or electrician fields. The New London campus is a candidate for accreditation by ACCSC, an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Campus Location

156 Boston Avenue




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