Summer Institute

Each summer, VISIONS students representing all six Pitt County high schools visit the PCC campus to learn more about career and educational opportunities available to them in their own community.

The VISIONS Summer Institute provides new students in the program with valuable information to guide them through the final year of high school and into higher education. The goal is to give students insight on the college experience to help them fine tune their academic plans and be prepared for higher education.

During their campus visit, students explore educational  and career options, participate in hands-on instruction, and interact with instructors from each of the college’s five academic divisions. They also visit Greenville’s Grady-White Boats, which is owned by VISIONS benefactor Eddie Smith.  They also attend a special session with Kris Carroll, President of Grady-White Boats and learn important information about preparing for success in life and how to become a successful employee.

The institute also features assessments that help students identify their personal strengths and choose career pathways that best suit them. VISIONS staff are determined to help students build confidence and discover what they are passionate about in order to enjoy fulfilling lives.