V.J. Abil, the Director and Founder
of Chicago Professional Center
Chicago Professional Center has been in business for more than 20 years. V.J. Abil, the owner and director of the school, continues to be in the forefront of each program. V.J. Abil graduated from Washburne Trade School in 1992 as Mechanical Electrical Technician and worked as maintenance technician for the Follet company for 2 years. After that he spent almost 8 years working as a Railroad Electrician for Amtrak and Belt Railway Company of Chicago. In the last 2 years there, V.J. Abil was the Local Chairperson for IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 794.
In Chicago Professional Center we are trying to keep high standards of our education. We have met and exceeded the requirements of Workforce Administration and our performance was found very strong.
V.J. Abil, School Director: "I will not be concerned if my student would not know what kind of steel was used to build the electrical transformer, or how magnetic fields travel through the cores of transformers, but I will be more than happy if my student could tell me if the transformer is in good or bad order. In other words, in our school we teach our students how to read electrical blueprints and how to discover which element of our electrical circuit has failed. Our school was created to serve the ordinary person who does not have the time to go through the jungle of theory for a year or two, but wants to bring the bread to his table in 4 months. All of our instructors are owners of HVAC, Electrical and PLC companies. They teach our students in the real day-to-day examples of their own job experiences. It is very important that the instructor always be up to date with all the new innovations in their fields."
Taya Melnychuk, Chief Financial Officer: "The first question I asked potential students is if they have any handyman experience. What does it mean? Do you have experience in working with screwdrivers, pliers, electrical drills? Have you fixed something around your home or worked on your car? If you answer yes to these questions, we are more than happy to work with you. Why are these questions very important? They are important because, our course is designed for people who are familiar with the use of these tools. Our programs are fast paced and our instructors are there to teach you how to solve issues and will not have the time to show you how to use the screwdrivers. If you have some trade skills like painting, carpentry, and or minor electrical, you will certainly be a good fit in our classroom environment."
Jasmin Brito, Admissions Director: "As the students prepare for their first day of class, I remind them to be fully committed to the program. You can never expect to succeed if you only put in work on the days you feel like it."
"Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make, it will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of those around you." - Robin S. Sharma
Lizeth Sarabia, Academic Advisor: "My mission is to provide our students with guidance and support throughout their academics. Any challenges or obstacles they are facing can be overcame. Our goal is for you to be successful here at Chicago Professional Center so that you can triumph in your career as an HVAC and/or Electrical Technician."
Maria Rivera, Career Advisor: "My commitment to Chicago Professional Center’s Graduates is to assist them with landing a rewarding career in their field of study. I am always accessible to work closely with each graduate with every step of the job search process. I stay abreast of industry trends, hiring practices, and maintain a large network of field related employers. The goal is for our graduates to secure gainful employment where they earn top pay, have access to excellent benefits and future growth opportunities. “One part at a time, one day at a time, we can accomplish any goal we set for ourselves.” — Karen Casey
Mireille Bajer, Admissions Representative: "The responsibility of recruiting qualified applicants as an admissions representative is to determine their educational needs, concerns, and interests. My job is to guide them through the process from exploration of the school to their first day of class. I believe we can really help improve their life situation and I believe the educational purpose is to replace an empty mind with one full of great knowledge. With discipline and preparation, you will be successful at Chicago Professional Center."