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Announcements

Statement Regarding Changes at Zenith Education Group

MINNEAPOLIS (November 8, 2017) — Zenith Education Group (Zenith), a nonprofit provider of career education, announced Nov. 8, that it will enter a new phase in delivering on its mission of helping students succeed. Zenith will limit admission of new students to three Altierus Career College campuses, allowing for increased focus on the most effective initiatives and innovative ideas that provide underserved students with the best opportunities for career success. Our Altierus Career Colleges in Tampa, Fla.; Norcross, Ga.; and the Bissonnet campus in Houston, Texas; will expand on educational programs for students in careers that align most closely with job opportunities in those markets. Read more >

Zenith Education Group Introduces Altierus

New Name Reflects Vision, Transformation Underway for Nonprofit Career College Campuses

MINNEAPOLIS (November 8, 2017) — "When we acquired these schools more than two years ago, we focused on righting their course to provide a quality experience that helps students get good, family-supporting jobs in high-growth industries where skilled workers are lacking. Having laid this critical groundwork, we're now in a position to build on it and reach our ultimate vision of becoming a third pathway for nontraditional students for whom community colleges and for-profit schools haven't worked," said Peter Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Zenith Education Group. "It's time our name accurately reflects our offerings in how we communicate about ourselves to students, the employers who hire our graduates and the communities that support them." Read more >

In the News

Altierus Career Education Holds Open House To Unveil Transformed Program

October 30, 2017
The following article is from TAP into South Plainfield.

Altierus Career Education, formerly known as Everest College, held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday October 18th to celebrate their new name and to highlight the transformation that has occurred over the past two years at the campus. Tours through the school were available and students showcased their skills. Medical Assistants gave blood pressure checks while Medical Administrative Assistants spoke about Breast Cancer Awareness. Dental Assistants explained preventative dentistry. Pharmacy Technicians gave tours of their classroom laboratory and compounded lip balm to give away. Massage students gave complimentary ten minute massages and Electricians displayed how power is distributed within a house from start to finish. Read more >

Altierus Career College Opens Austin Campus

October 12, 2017
The following article is from Austin Chamber.

The career-focused school system, Altierus Career College, hosted a grand opening celebration of its new Austin facility. An Austin Chamber member since December 2015, the college prepares individuals with a professional career path in 10 months or less. Read more >

Altierus Career College Arlington Presents $25,000 GO! Award to Grand Prairie Boys and Girls Club

September 26, 2017
The following article is from The Arlington Voice.

At a September 22 Open House, nonprofit Altierus Career College, in Arlington, celebrates two years of transformation and the creation of a new approach to career education. Local employer partners and community organizations will participate, and Altierus will present a $25,000 GO! Award to Boys and Girls Club of Grand Prairie. The GO! award funds organizations helping to improve the educational outcomes of underserved communities. Read more >

Opportunity Inc. Celebrates Collaboration With Its Innovation Awards

September 26, 2017
The following article is from The Hampton Roads Business Journal.

Shawn Avery summed up the past year for Opportunity Inc. as time spent building meaningful partnerships to strengthen the regional workforce.

“Sometimes we play the quarterback, sometimes the coach and sometimes the water boy,” said Avery, president and CEO of the organization. “We all know it takes a team to be successful.” Read more >

Everest University Becomes Altierus Career College

September 26, 2017
The following article is from Clay Chamber.

Earlier this month, Everest University-Orange Park changed its name to Altierus Career College. The new name reflects the college’s updated and expanded offerings in high-demand medical and trade industries, including efforts to ensure that students are well-matched with career choices and develop the soft skills local employers value most. Read more >

Orange Park College Partners With Cancer Specialists

September 6, 2017
The following article is from The Florida Times-Union.

Altierus Career College in Orange Park, formerly Everest University, has a partnership with Cancer Specialists of North Florida, the largest cancer practice in Jacksonville. Cancer Specialists’ medical assistants are trained to perform a mix of tasks including scheduling MRIs, performing CTs and obtaining patients’ vitals, and choreographing patients’ visits throughout the office. That training begins in the classroom and medical labs at college campuses like Altierus. From there, students advance to full-time 200-hour externships at medical facilities. Read more >

A For-Profit About-Face: Colorado College Changes Its Name To Reflect Deep Changes

August 23, 2017
The following article is from the Denver Business Journal.

When Zenith Education Group acquired three Everest College campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc. in February 2015, a rough road lay ahead. Read more >

Everest Institute-Norcross and Everest College-Atlanta West become Altierus

August 16, 2017
The following article is from The Atlanta Voice.

The Norcross and Atlanta West campuses of Everest Institute and College recently changed their names to Altierus College after two and a half years of transforming into a nonprofit, student-centered organization under Zenith Education Group. Read more >

Zenith Education Group Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters To Create $600,000 Scholarship Program

August 16, 2017
Scholarships to be awarded to attend Altierus Career College or WyoTech Advanced Technical Training Schools

MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 16, 2017) — Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit provider of career education, is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) to create a $600,000 scholarship program. The scholarships, to be used for attendance at Altierus Career College or WyoTech Advanced Technical Training campuses, will be awarded by BBBSA over the next three years. Read more >

Colorado Springs Changes Name, Direction

August 10, 2017
The following article is from The Gazette.

Everest College is no more.

The 21 Everest campuses across the nation, including the Colorado Springs location at 1815 Jetwing Drive, were rebranded Tuesday as Altierus Career College. Read more >

Everest College-Woodbridge becomes Altierus Career College

August 8, 2017
The following article is from Inside NOVA.

Everest College-Woodbridge and Everest Institute-Chesapeake are changing their names to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8. The name reflects the college’s updated and expanded offerings in medical and trade industries, including efforts to ensure that students are well-matched with career choices and develop the soft skills local employers value, according to a news release. Read more >

Everest College-Colorado Springs becomes Altierus Career College

August 7, 2017
The following article is from The Colorado Springs Business Journal.

Everest College-Colorado Springs announced this week that its name would be changing to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8. Everest College-Colorado Springs was acquired two years ago by the Minneapolis-based Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit “career education provider,” according to its website. Read more >

Everest College goes non-profit, changes name

July 31, 2017
The following article is from PotomacLocal.com.

WOODBRIDGE — A career college in Woodbridge is changing its name.

Everest College, located at 14555 Potomac Mills Road at Potomac Festival shopping center near Potomac Mills mall, offers courses in dental and medical assisting, as well as a medical administrative assistant program. The school’s new name will be Altierus Career College. Read more >

Zenith Unveils New Name for Everest Campuses

July 19, 2017
By Paul Fain

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career college chain, today announced a plan to rebrand the Everest campuses it purchased in 2015 from Corinthian Colleges, a controversial for-profit that collapsed after a nudge from U.S. Department of Education.

The remaining 21 Everest locations will carry the name Altierus. Zenith made the decision to change names last fall, according to Peter Taylor, its president and CEO.

"It was really hard to shake the reputation of the past," he said. "Every conversation we had to say, 'We're not those guys.'" Read more >

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