“I believe the people that work here, including myself, have a passion for what we actually do. We are positively affecting students, teachers, businesses and business owners.” - Matt HallWith a firm commitment to servicing the underserved, Pine Cove has ignited technology use and sustainability in the rural communities we work in. This commitment is rooted into the very early years of Pine Cove, as well as, the roots of the founders. "The Vancleeve family not only started the company based on their educational degrees and experience in the classroom, but carried a strict focus on the rural communities they came from." Matt says. Whether the district has 4 or 4,000 students, Pine Cove’s goal is to give students the same technological opportunities, no matter their size, demographics or geographic location.
How important is Technology in Education?
Often times, budgeted restricted, rural schools get turned down or ignored by technology providers because of their size and remoteness. Pine Cove Consulting has seen the technology gap between large and small schools in this part of the country, and understands the importance of bringing those smaller schools up to speed.
Our goal – our passion – is to give those students and teachers the exact same opportunities they would have in a larger community:
Ensuring our rural students are prepared equally for higher education and/or employment
Keeping talented and inspiring teachers in rural areas
Keep families in these rural education systems
Keep communities alive and vibrant in our rural states
Where has our passion taken us?
With 23 years of ongoing experience, Pine Cove has seen everything. We know how to work with rural schools and can predict future problems, as well as detect current ones quickly. While most corporations would not be willing to travel to these remote locations, we at Pine Cove are passionate about bringing our services to clients in-person. Some of our employees, like Matt Hall, even put in over
2,000 miles in a week to see six different districts. And although some companies can’t see the benefits of working with small schools, the biggest benefit for us is the strong relationship we have established with our clients. "These rural districts are loyal, if you are willing to put the time in to visit them and consult with them, they will find any way possible to do business with you." Matt states.
Expanding our passion to small business
As mentioned in previous blogs, Pine Cove Consulting recognizes the need for updated technology in small business. "As we focused our efforts on underserved public entities for the last 23 years, we have been awoken to the fact that there are underserved businesses around our states that are desperate for technology guidance, as well. There are several reasons why we are excited to build new relationships in this industry:
- Small (underserved) businesses need sustainable IT solutions to stay competitive, sustainable
- Small businesses need to be able to focus on their competencies
- Modern technology can give small businesses a competitive edge
We are taking our 23 years of passion, experience and dedication to the small business market. Interested in learning more about what we can do for you? Contact us