Business Leaders Invited to Tour PCCAPS Program Nov. 1

Park City High School’s corporate solutions lab, the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (PCCAPS), invites area business leaders to attend an open house Nov. 1 to see if PCCAPS students can help them solve a business problem.

Set from 11 a.m. to noon at PCHS, the open house is an opportunity to 1) tour the CAPS space, 2) experience the students in action, and 3) create a custom project to help solve a business problem. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to rpittard@pcschools.us by Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Park City High School’s new PCCAPS Project Coordinator Rachel Pittard is thrilled to facilitate new partner projects for the students. “What differentiates this new generation of PCCAPS students is the leap from project members to project drivers. Their instructors and mentors teach Agile management techniques throughout the project life cycle; from discovery to delivery,” said Pittard. “Ready or not, these students are coming to the table with outstanding client communication and project management skills. I have no doubt these young people will be running the show in their future roles.”

Pittard encourages business leaders to see how other companies and organizations have benefitted from PCCAPS services. Most importantly, she said visitors will leave inspired.

Lyndsay Huntsman, director of PCCAPS, said the PCCAPS space is intended to provide a personalized, student-centered learning environment.  “We want students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset by taking risks, failing forward, and making pivots along the way,” she said.

“PCCAPS provides an experiential learning opportunity for students to discover where their passion and skill sets intersect.  I’m fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing team — our instructors and mentors serve as the backbone of support for the projects,” Huntsman said.

Now in its 7th year, PCCAPS has assisted more than 250 companies and continues to expand its partnership with organizations across the State of Utah.

Since its inception, the Park City community and PCCAPS students have mutually benefited from solving real problems in the areas of space design, software development, marketing, business strategy, injury prevention, nutrition education, social media optimization, product development, prototyping, brand development & customer communication. Students earn credit in the program while participating in experiential learning & making career contacts. Partner organizations gain creative, customized assistance on problems which disrupt their goals and objectives.