About

In 2004, Pierre Acao founded Powerful Institute to help hundreds of students succeed in their career. Read about our powerful connections and resources below to see why we are a reputable school. Our expert faculty and staff are ready to help you take the next step. 

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Other Facts About Powerful Institute

We Have Powerful Job Connections!

(Especially with Hospitality Management)

Students gain internships/jobs at hotels such as: 

  • Kinam Hotel

  • La Maison Hotel

  • Hotel Montana

Students Go on Learning Excursions

For example, students in the hospitality program go to hotels and tourist sites to learn and gain experience!

We Have American/English-Speaking Staff!

Their native fluency will definitely improve your language skills.

We Run a Radio Show Every Saturday 7-8PM!

Give it a Listen on Megastar 97.3

Meet Powerful Institute's Team

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PIERRE RENAUD ACAO

Director of Powerful Institute

  • Born in Port-au-Prince on September 26, 1971, Director Acao holds a degree in Management from the INAGHEI university in Haiti.

  • He also completed an intense seminar program in India. He has worked for the High Court of Accounts and Administrative Legislation with the Haitian government from 2006. 

  • In 2004, he founded the Powerful Institute, and has been its Director since then, with the goal of transforming it into the largest vocational school in Haiti and giving Haiti’s youth the opportunity to obtain the practical skills needed to find satisfying employment. 

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DROBI BENARD

Administrator of Powerful Institute & Professor in Business Management

  • M. Bernard was born in Port-au-Prince on January 27, 1995 in a Christian family and was married at the age of 24.

  • He obtained both his undergraduate and masters degree in Management Sciences from the Université la Pléïade d'Haïti ( UPLEH).

  • Today, he works as both the Administrator of the Powerful Institute, as well as coordinating and teaching many of the business management classes at Powerful, such as accounting and financial mathematics.

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ANDREW SCRUGGS

International Consultant

  • M. Scruggs was born in the United States on August 4, 1993, where he completed his undergraduate studies.

  • He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and his masters in International Development from the Institut d'études politiques de Paris at Sciences-Po, one of France’s grande ecoles.

  • Since 2017, he has aided the Powerful Institute as a consultant, which has included helping with English teaching at Powerful, helping with the English radio program the Powerful Show, and helping to develop new partnerships for the Powerful Institute.