Guest column: How career and technical education became the key to Tampa’s full potential
August 02, 2019
What do you think of when you hear the term career and technical education? Underachieving students in obsolete industries? Read more >
Laboring Over a Skill Shortage
July 26, 2019
The most in-demand jobs in Houston won’t require a four-year degree from an institution of higher education. A high school grad can get a well-paying job as soon as six months. Read more >
Three Ways to Bridge Houston’s Skills Gap
June 25, 2019
There has never been a better time to live and work in Houston. As the second-most prosperous — and fifth fastest-growing — city in the United States, more people each year are experiencing the abundant lifestyle and economic opportunities Houston provides. But one issue is keeping the city from reaching its full potential: the skills gap. Read more >
Altierus Career College Offers "In-It-Together" Scholarship for Surgical Technology and Nursing Programs
June 17, 2019
Altierus Career College announced today that nursing and surgical technology students are eligible for the In-It-Together Scholarship, which reimburses up to half of a student’s tuition and fees — as much as about $17,000 — after they have completed their program and passed the certification exam. Read more >
Altierus Career College Offers "In-It-Together" Scholarship for Surgical Technology Program
June 17, 2019
Altierus Career College announced today that current and future surgical technology students are eligible for the "In It Together" Scholarship, which reimburses up to half of a student’s tuition and fees — nearly $16,000 — after they have completed their program and passed the certification exam. Read more >
Local Woman Joins Mother at Norcross Career College, Set to Graduate This Month
May 14, 2019
When Nerissia Troutman decided at age 42 to make a career change, she knew it wouldn’t be the easiest decision. Read more >
Altierus Career College-Tampa Launched Two New Programs
April 22, 2019
Altierus Career College-Tampa launched two new programs: Refrigeration Technician (RT) and Industrial Electrical Technician (IET). Both are currently enrolling for classes that start monthly, beginning in May.
April 11, 2019
A new report outlines tools and tactics to tackle the skills gap in an evolving economy. The report assesses hiring trends, career preparation, innovative education, models for work-based learning and the future role of higher education in career building. Altierus is highlighted as an institution providing innovative, simulated learning environments. Purchase the report here: https://store.chronicle.com/products/career-ready-education
Zenith Education Group Names Jacob Kassuba Vice President of Campus Operations
March 26, 2019
Zenith Education Group has promoted Jacob Kassuba to vice president of campus operations. As a member of the Zenith leadership team, Kassuba provides day-to-day management and leadership of the Altierus Career College campuses, as well as support and creation of projects and initiatives focused on compliance, leadership, accreditation, community partnerships, enrollment, faculty development and student success. Read more >
Zenith Education Group Names Jeremy Ericson Vice President of Marketing
March 26, 2019
Zenith Education Group has promoted Jeremy Ericson to vice president of marketing. In this position, Ericson will focus on the future growth of the organization while developing innovative ways to address America’s skills gap through career and technical education. Ericson will continue to oversee brand marketing for Altierus Career College. Read more >
Altierus Career College Launches New Trades Programs to Meet Need for Skilled Labor
February 19, 2019
With demand for HVAC jobs in Georgia expected to increase 20 percent though 2024, Altierus Career College has launched two new programs to meet the need. Refrigeration Technician (RT) and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician programs are currently enrolling students for classes beginning in March. Read more >
Houston’s job market isn’t working for everyone. Let’s change that.
January 8, 2019
For example, low-income college students are more likely than higher-income students to work full time while in post-secondary education and are “more vulnerable to experiencing declining grades” when they work more than 40 hours per week. Older students – often with children of their own – require scheduling flexibility to meet all their obligations. And despite adults over 25 making up nearly 40 percent of our higher education population, institutions aren’t modeling courses with them in mind. Read more >
Can We All Agree On Need For More Career-Tech Education
December 18, 2018
Many Georgians may still be reeling from November’s divisive gubernatorial election. But while the natural instinct can be to retreat to partisan bunkers, this only worsens polarization and makes forward progress for the state more difficult. Instead, the smoothest path to reconciliation involves a new administration pursuing an agenda that all citizens can get behind. One issue in particular holds the potential for the state to cut through our polarized climate: career and technical education, or CTE. Read more >
On The Move: OLUYEMI (YEMI) AWOLOLA
December 13, 2018
OLUYEMI (YEMI) AWOLOLA has been named campus director at Altierus Career College at Tampa. He previously was academic dean at the college. Awolola received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s in education technology from Strayer University. Read more >
Altierus Career College Launches Nursing, Computer Information Technology and Dental Assistant Programs
November 27, 2018
To address the growing need for skilled workers, Altierus Career College launched three new programs at its Tampa campus: Nursing Associate of Science, Computer Information Technology Diploma and Dental Assistant Diploma. Read more >
Altierus Career College-Tampa Names New Campus Director
November 13, 2018
Altierus Career College-Tampa announced it has appointed Oluyemi (Yemi) Awolola campus director. Awolola fills the position previously held by Michael Schwam, who retired in October after leading the campus for three years. Read more >
Roadtrip Nation to Visit Altierus Career College October 24
October 18, 2018
On Oct. 24, current and prospective college students will gather at Altierus Career College’s Houston campus for an event designed to inspire them to reach their education and career goals, and explore how various education pathways can help them get there. Read more >
Can This Tiny Career College Really Become ‘America’s Work-Force Partner’?
August 14, 2018
The following article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education. I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. For more than two years, I’ve been curating the weekly Re:Learning newsletter Read more >
Altierus Career College Teams up with Nearpod to Bolster Hands-on Approach to Education with New Classroom Technology
July 18, 2018
Altierus Career College has introduced an interactive learning platform on its campuses, further enhancing Altierus’s hands-on learning approach for adult students. The platform, Nearpod, enables real-time student interaction and feedback with digital learning tools, like videos, 3D models and live quizzes, on any web-enabled device to drive engagement between the student and the instructor. Read more >
Altierus Career College Launches Surgical Technology Program
July 11, 2018
Norcross, Ga. — With local demand for surgical technologists expected to grow more than 11 percent over the next few years in the Atlanta area, Altierus Career College has launched an associate degree program to meet the need. Read more >
It’s Time For Business To Back A New Skills Training Pact
July 9, 2018
Monthly jobs reports have drawn applause for impressive top-line numbers, but a troubling pattern persists in the U.S. labor market. Even as unemployment remains at its lowest point in nearly two decades and unfilled jobs are at record highs, wage growth continues to lag. Read more >
National Alliance for Hispanic Health Brings NIH’s “All of Us Journey” to Norcross, Georgia
June 21, 2018
The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, (“HHCGA”), Altierus Career College and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey on Sunday, June 24, 2018. The traveling, hands-on exhibit raises awareness about the All of Us Research Program–an ambitious effort to gather data from 1 million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. Read more >
Altierus Career College To Present $80,000 To Local Tampa Charities
June 21, 2018
Altierus Career College will present five Tampa-area charities with grants totaling $80,000 at a luncheon featuring several local dignitaries on June 19. The dollars were provided by Altierus affiliate, ECMC Foundation. Read more >
NIH Launches Historic Research Project In Atlanta
June 21, 2018
National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine.. The All of Us Journey is an interactive mobile unit that has been touring the United States for over a month to spread the word about the historic medical research program, All of Us. Read more >
Transitions Candles Empowers At-Risk Young Tampa Women Develop Business Skills
June 21, 2018
Mercedes is a young Tampa woman with one baby boy and another on the way. She is dreaming up the perfect candle. That is her job. She gets paid to make your house smell good. Read more >
Kaleidoscope Partners with ECMC and Zenith Education Group to Disburse Millions in Scholarships
May 31, 2018
Kaleidoscope today announced its partnership with Minneapolis-based affiliates Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) and Zenith Education Group (Zenith) to administer and host multiple scholarship programs on the Kaleidoscope scholarship marketplace. Read more >
ECMC Foundation Commits $1.39 Million to Communities Across 19 States Where Employees Live and Work
May 21, 2018
ECMC Foundation announced today that its GO! Program (GO!) has committed $1.39 million to 92 education-related organizations across 19 states. Read more >
Altierus Career College Introduces New Surgical Technology Program to Help Close the Skills Gap
May 14th, 2018
To address the growing need for skilled labor in healthcare, Altierus Career College has launched a new Surgical Technology Associate Degree program. Read more >
Altierus Career College and ECMC Group Donate $138,300 to American Red Cross of Greater Houston
March 21, 2018
Altierus Career College and ECMC Group have donated $138,300 to the American Red Cross of Greater Houston to help continue the disaster relief efforts from last fall’s Hurricane Harvey. Read more >
A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted
March 20, 2018
Bridgepoint Education’s decision on Tuesday to spin off its Ashford University brand has already rankled critics of the company specifically, and of the for-profit sector in general. But the move is just the latest in an industry seeking to reorganize and rebrand itself after years of aggressive government oversight, financial problems, and scathing press coverage. Read more >
Altierus Career College and ECMC Group Donate $138,300 to to The American Red Cross of Tampa Bay
February 28, 2018
Altierus Career College and ECMC Group have donated $138,300 to the American Red Cross of Tampa Bay to help continue the disaster relief efforts from last fall’s Hurricane Irma. Read more >
Top 30 Highest Paying Trade School Jobs and Vocational Careers
Feb 12, 2018
There is a drastic labor shortage in construction right now, and other skilled trades and vocational careers, like electricians and welders, are right at the edge of experiencing the same problem. In the summer of 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 7.8 million Americans were unemployed Read more >
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 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 >