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.
“We meet students where they are and empower them to take their workplace skills to the next level,” said Jake Kassuba, executive director, Altierus Career College, Chesapeake and Woodbridge. “Sometimes that means coming into an interview well-prepared as well as achieving technical certification. By emphasizing the skills employers value most, we create a path forward for our graduates.”
The campuses were acquired by Zenith Education Group nearly two and a half years ago and transitioned to nonprofit status. Since then, the soon-to-be Altierus campus has undergone many changes geared toward becoming a third pathway for nontraditional students for whom community colleges and for-profit schools have not worked, including helping students to develop many of the “soft skills” employers say they value most.