Approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
What separates Professional Domestic Services & Institute from other reputable placement agencies is the fact that we have gone one step further and invested a half-million dollars, to provide a reputable school for the past 20 years, so that individuals who are interested in improving their knowledge in the domestic industry would have the latest text materials and people who are really interested in their careers. That is why we have clients who continuously contact us, inquiring about our graduates. We, here at Professional Domestic Institute, hold ourselves to a higher standard, because we care and we want to provide the best applicants possible. That is why are programs are State Approved.
All of our programs are approved by the State of Ohio's Board of Career Colleges and Schools, meaning that our curriculum must meet the state's education requirements. Professional Domestic Institute sought State Approval because we share the Board's mission to continuously improve standards of excellence and effectiveness. By becoming State Approved, not only do we ensure that we are giving our students a quality education, but we provide them with the security that if we fail on this promise, they have an option of recourse. By being held accountable by the State of Ohio, all our students have a regulatory body they can contact with any concerns or complaints regarding our program.
do we encourage professional training?
short answer to this question is that it works.
We have seen first-hand the benefits our graduates
have received. Those with no prior experience
in the profession and those who have worked in
private household service for years all gain tremendously
from our training. We have seen our graduates
go on to highly rewarding careers and we have
seen experienced graduates increase their earning
potential beyond what they had thought possible.
We have seen clients' satisfaction improve when
we train their employees and significantly improve
the level of service. For the more in-depth answer,
For Applicants: training proves commitment.
Sometimes an individual who is considering a career
change stands at the edge of the metaphorical
cliff for some time. This is understandable. Any
career change requires courage and commitment.
When you finally decide to enroll—and beyond that,
actually complete the program you have chosen—it
shows the depth of your commitment. Most household
employers are impressed that you are committed
to your career to the extent that you have invested
significant quantities of your time, energy, and
finances into it. A committed employee-in-training
usually becomes a committed employee.
Training provides valuable practice with minimal
risk. This is especially important for applicants
without previous experience. When an applicant
without experience begins a job, there is always
the risk of making a mistake monumental enough
to get fired. Training at Professional Domestic
Institute does not have such a risk. Meanwhile,
you can experience using the highest quality equipment,
use the best products, and most importantly, learn
how to please an employer.
equates experience. It is somewhat possible
to break into household service without previous
experience or training. However, usually the only
positions available to individuals without experience
are entry-level Housecleaning positions with low
pay and not much responsibility. If this is all
you want, you may not need training. However,
if you want better pay, more interesting responsibilities,
and perhaps more respect as a professional, training
is essential. We have found that our training
is equivalent to approximately 2 years’ job experience.
You could start in an entry-level position, work
for 2 years and then try to move up, or you could
receive training, skip the 2 years and move right
into a position that will likely be more satisfactory
in terms of salary and responsibility. It is your
choice! The applicant without training has received
his or her knowledge regarding the care of a home
from one of two possible sources: from caring
for his or her own home, or from caring for an
employer’s home. We have learned that homeowners
do not want to train their employees; they expect
their employees to come to them ready to work.
At the most, employers may provide tips about
what they expect in their home. But this does
not teach them the proper way to care for a home
and its possessions. Without this knowledge, an
employee could easily ruin priceless possessions.
Training makes you more marketable. This
follows naturally from the preceding reasons.
Commitment, knowledge, and experience gained and
proven through training will make you more marketable
to an employer. Consider the many times when our
clients have requested a graduate. Consider the
clients who have stated their willingness to wait
to hire until a graduate is available. Consider
the clients who receive applicants with experience
only to say, “These sound fine, but don’t you
have any graduates available?” Many of our clients
will actually pick graduates over applicants with
previous experience. Why? Because they know our
methods show applicants how to prioritize according
to their employers’ wants and needs, how to really
pamper them and we give them the tools they need
to succeed in any given situation. Think of the
hundreds of applicants that may apply for any
given position—and then, think of how much you
will stand out as a graduate of Professional Domestic
For Employers: training increases enthusiasm.
We have seen it time and again. An employer
sends an unmotivated employee who lacks professionalism
to us for training, thinking, “We’ll see what
happens—this is our last resort.” When the employee
returns, the employer may not be able to believe
it is the same person! Oftentimes just being in
the environment of Professional Domestic Institute—being
in a home that is exquisitely organized and has
the very best equipment—can lift an employee’s
enthusiasm instantly. Learning new techniques,
the benefits of prioritizing, how to organize,
and so on can definitely boost the morale of a
Training provides unbiased feedback. An
objective, unbiased pair of eyes can observe and
then point out to an employee what needs to be
improved upon. An employee may believe his or
her employer is “overly picky” but having a PDI
Instructor tell them that his or her employer
is correct, and then reinforcing the proper way
to do things will help the employee understand
what he or she must do.
Training offers encouragement. Training
can actually be very beneficial to employees with
low self-esteem. An employer’s willingness to
invest in training for an employee often shows
the employee that he or she is valuable to the
employer. When an employer says, “I like you and
would like to help you improve so you can stay
with me,” by sending the employee for training,
it can be a great boost of encouragement to the
employee. It can also make an employee more eager
to apply him/herself in training.
Training can boost professionalism. Many
Housekeepers find themselves in their new positions
out of necessity. Others have been working for
so long that they believe they know what they
are doing and see no reason to change any of their
methods. But training can show Housekeepers that
theirs is a profession that requires specialized
knowledge- just like any other profession. It
also shows Housekeepers that they can always learn
more about what they do. (I learn new things every
day too!) Training can help not only Housekeepers,
but also other household staff to take pride in
their work and to understand that they are helping
people in a personal and noble way.
We hope that you now can better understand why
we encourage training. Our training provides graduates
with opportunities they would never have had on
their own. We have seen the pride and gratitude
expressed by employers who have hired graduates
or whose staff has been sent to us for training.
We have, in short, seen lives change for the better.
If you feel your life could change for the better,
why not give us a call? We would love to discuss
the possibilities that can open up for you with
the help of Professional Domestic Institute. 740-881-3358.