Junior Instructor Program Plows the Way for Early Success

The PSIA-AASI Junior Instructor Program helps young outdoor enthusiasts build professional skills as a ski or snowboard instructor, and also for any other aspect of their career.

Hanson Hills Ski Area in Grayling, Michigan, reports that the program is already growing the next generation of instructors. The area posted on February 3, that “Recently five members of the Hanson Hills Snow Sports School completed the New Junior Instructor Program through the Professional Ski Instructor's of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructor’s of which the school is a member.”

Instructors Chris Alma, Alex Alma, Jeff Kennedy, Colton Laskowski, and Logan Sims completed the course, under the supervision of Hanson Hills Snowsports School Director Bill Bonkowski and Vice President of Education Brad Miller.


In announcing the new instructors’ success, the website stated, “These young people should be congratulated for not only completing this certification program with such high evaluations, but for being some of the first in the Central Division of PSIA-AASI to do so.”

You can learn more about the program by reviewing this document that shows you what it's like to work as an instructor.

Earning national recognition as a Junior Instructor develops important career skills for you, such as:

o   Public speaking

o   Instruction

o   Independence

o   Dedication

o   Discipline

o   Professionalism

o   Communication

o   Managing group dynamics

It also opens doors to jobs in the outdoor industry, makes you a better skier or snowboarder, keeps you fit all winter long, and connects you with others who share your passion.

Start building your future on and off the snow with the Junior Instructor Program.

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