North Carolina’s history is filled with big ideas and being the “first.” The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the first public university in the U.S. when its doors opened in 1795. The first flight, achieved by the Wright Brothers, took place in 1903 in the small fishing village of Kitty Hawk.

We at PKH believe this first-of-its-kind idea can transform higher education in North Carolina. Our name aims to honor the innovation that’s pervaded through North Carolina for centuries.

Much like how the Wright Brothers’ aircraft took flight in Kitty Hawk, our goal is to help the careers of North Carolina adult learners, the state’s public universities, and the employers that power its economy take off—together.