Meet Arnold Thimons, Campus President here at United Career Institute!
As the Campus President at UCI, Arnold is committed to student success. “Everything at a school leads to one thing and that’s student success, both in the classroom and outside the classroom,” he says.
Arnold has a great philosophy on helping students to achieve their career goals, and that is to encourage and empower them. He believes in encouraging students to reach their full potential and empowering them with the skills they need to succeed in their careers. This includes the hard skills needed to get the job done and also the soft skills that give students the confidence to graduate and succeed.
Before starting as Campus President at UCI, Arnold worked in the building materials industry and then began his career in higher education in 2008. He started at South University as an Admissions Representative and worked his way up to Campus Director. In 2014, he became the Campus Director at WyoTech, a technical school for the automotive industry.
Arnold decided to accept the position as Campus President at UCI for a few reasons. First, in Westmoreland County, where he has lived for 25 years, there is no entry-level healthcare training school like United Career Institute. He sees his role as the chance to make a positive impact in his hometown, enabling students to fast-track their careers. “That fact that I can start this campus from the ground up is awesome,” says Arnold.
The second reason is that after meeting with Chad Callen, CEO, and the Callen family, Arnold knew this was the right choice for him because they do things the right way, from managing employees to how they operate their schools.
In Westmoreland County, there is a shortage of entry-level healthcare professionals. United Career Institute programs are training students to meet the exact needs of healthcare employers in the area for trained and certified healthcare professionals. With UCI, students can fast-track their great healthcare careers.
“Career training gets you into your career quicker, gives you the opportunity to succeed and get a great job,” says Arnold. His favorite thing is to watch students grow and believe in themselves.
When asked what drives him to give his best each day, Arnold’s answer was an easy one: helping others. “Helping students cross the finish line, but not just students, also helping employees achieve their maximum potential to go above and beyond.”
Outside of work, Arnold loves going to Denver to visit his son. He also enjoys camping and fishing in local campgrounds, lakes, and streams. He loves to eat all kinds of seafood but says there’s nothing better than a good steak.
Are you ready to get on the fast-track to a great healthcare career? Request information now to get started today!