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Business Projects Needed for PCCAPS

“I have truly loved working with the PCCAPS students and have been impressed with their thoughtfulness and ingenuity!” 
-Madlyn McDonough, Summit County Planner

Park City Center for Advanced Professional Studies, or PCCAPS, is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary!

The PCEF-funded initiative was launched in the 2012/2013 school year as an effort to better prepare Park City students for success. The college and career-readiness curriculum puts students to work on real projects with businesses. As the students gain real experience, they are guided by teachers, mentors and advisors, and end up perfectly positioned to shine in even the most competitive environments: both professional and personal

The program’s success is no secret, and the number of PCCAPS students is growing exponentially...

2020/2021 School Year → 83 students 
2021/2022 School Year → 120 students 
2022/2023 School Year → 155 students are enrolled!

This means - the need for business partners and projects is also increasing. Because students actually complete real work, PCCAPS needs to confirm nearly 100 projects for five of their six learning strands.


  • Business Solutions: 36
  • Architecture & Engineering: 20
  • Tech Solutions: 10
  • Health & Medicine: 20
  • Digital Design: 10
  • Teacher Education: 0

The benefits of a partnership with PCCAPS are far-reaching. It supports local public school education in a totally unique way, and it helps businesses knock things off their “to-do” lists - with the investment of only a bit of time!

Strand-specific instructors and mentors are assigned to each project to ensure students have what they need and are progressing well through the semester. Examples of past, current, and potential future projects include: 

Architecture and Engineering

  • Prototype development
  • Micro-home community design
  • Affordable housing design
  • Display case design
  • Preliminary product design
  • Storage rack/workbench/work area design, etc.

Technology Solutions

  • Website design (backend)
  • App development
  • Wireframe development
  • Game development

Business Solutions

  • Develop social media campaigns
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Product and website optimization
  • Competitive analysis
  • Survey research
  • Run focus groups, etc.

Health Science

  • Develop sports medicine projects & development within the high school or community
  • Research-based projects
  • Projects involving but not limited to:
    • physical therapy
    • healthcare administration
    • surgical services
    • emergency room
    • EMS services
    • orthopedics
    • occupational therapy
    • mental health services
    • sports medicine

Digital Design

  • Logo and branding redesign
  • Website design (front-end)
  • Brochure redesign
  • Branding
  • Digital production

Current and Past Business Partners: 

  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • University of Utah Health
  • Park City Municipal
  • Hearth and Hill
  • Vail Resorts
  • Switchback Sports
  • National Ability Center
  • Youth Sports Alliance
  • Skullcandy
  • Park City Museum
  • Utah Symphony & Utah Opera
  • Moving Windmills

These businesses (and so many more) have already partnered with PCCAPS with terrific results - you can be next! 

It takes a lot of support to create and maintain a program as successful as PCCAPS. If you'd like to make a contribution, we invite you to click here

Your Impact This Year

  • Students Reached


  • Invested in Our Schools


  • % Parents Giving 2022/23


  • Programs Funded


  • Ascent Fund
    Ascent Fund
  • Beard Charitable Foundation
    Beard Charitable Foundation
  • Byrne Family Foundation Trust
    Byrne Family Foundation Trust
  • Dan & Terese Heintzelman Family Foundation
    Dan & Terese Heintzelman Family Foundation
  • Garen Family Foundation
    Garen Family Foundation
  • Lewis Family Foundation
    Lewis Family Foundation

    Lewis Family Foundation

  • Kelsi and John Mellor
    Kelsi and John Mellor
  • Montage Deer Valley
    Montage Deer Valley
  • Park City Mountain Resort
    Park City Mountain Resort
  • Park City Municipal
    Park City Municipal
  • Parker Family Charitable Fund
    Parker Family Charitable Fund
  • Tatiana and Matthew Prince
    Tatiana and Matthew Prince
  • The Efrusy Family Foundation
    The Efrusy Family Foundation
  • United Way of SLC
    United Way of SLC
  • Zions Bank
    Zions Bank
  • Anonymous
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