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Houston's job market isn't working for everyone. Let's change that.

January 8, 2019

By Syed Kazmi Houston's job market is finally working again – but not for everyone. Underserved students – mostly minority, low-income, first-generation and those over 25 – still face barriers to high-quality

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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

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On The Move: Oluyemi (Yemi) Awolola

December 13, 2018

The following article is from Diverse Issues In Higher Education. 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

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Altierus Career College Launches Nursing, Computer Information Technology and Dental Assistant Programs

November 28, 2018

The following article is from Education Dive. 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. Students may

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Altierus Career College-Tampa Names New Campus Director

November 15, 2018

The following article is from Education Dive. 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. “Yemi’s

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ECMC Foundation Funds Leadership Development Program At The Association For Career And Technical Education

November 15, 2018

ECMC Foundation, a national philanthropic organization working to improve postsecondary educational outcomes, announced that it has provided funding to launch the Postsecondary Leadership Success Program (PLSP) at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). The grant is part of

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Roadtrip Nation to Visit Altierus Career College October 24

October 18, 2018

Event Designed to Inspire Students to Reach Their Postsecondary Education and Career Goals HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 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

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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.

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Perkins Act Reauthorization Will Jumpstart CTE and Help Close America's Skills Gap

August 1, 2018

The following article is from LinkedIn. President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—the primary law governing federal funding for career

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PR News Will Raise a Glass to the Top Communicators and Their Innovative Work at the Annual Platinum & Agency Elite Awards Luncheon in New York City

July 26, 2018

The following article is from PR News. PR News announced the finalists of the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards and will toast to their successes at an awards luncheon on September 21 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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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

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Altierus Career College Launches Surgical Technology Program

July 11, 2018

Atlanta Demand for Skilled Workers in this Field Outpaces National Average* 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

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It's Time For Business To Back A New Skills Training Pact

July 9, 2018

The following article is from the Star Tribune. 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

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WyoTech Sale Finalized

July 9, 2018

The following article is from the Casper Star Tribune. WyoTech’s sale was finalized last week, with Jim Mathis stepping in as the new owner. Mathis said he is incredibly thankful to the community for all the support in helping the

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ECMC Group donates $30,000 to local organizations before closing WyoTech

June 22, 2018

The following article is from The Laramie Boomerang. Despite plans to close WyoTech’s doors later this month, the ECMC Group, WyoTech’s current parent company, is donating $30,000 to local organizations. The Albany County SAFE Project, Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big

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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

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NIH Launches Historic Research Project In Atlanta

June 21, 2018

The following article is from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 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

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Transitions Candles Empowers At-Risk Young Tampa Women Develop Business Skills

June 21, 2018

The following article is from ABC News Tampa Bay. 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

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Altierus Career College To Present $80,000 To Local Tampa Charities

June 21, 2018

The following article is from The Free Press. 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. The

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Kaleidoscope Partners with ECMC and Zenith Education Group to Disburse Millions in Scholarships

May 31, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 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. ECMC works to lower

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ECMC Foundation Commits $1.39 Million to Communities Across 19 States Where Employees Live and Work

May 23, 2018

Los Angeles, Calif., May 23, 2018 – ECMC Foundation announced today that its GO! Program (GO!) has committed $1.39 million to 92 education-related organizations across 19 states. An annual employee engagement program, GO! gives team members across affiliates of the

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Altierus Career College Introduces New Surgical Technology Program to Help Close the Skills Gap

May 14, 2018

Tampa Demand for Skilled Workers in this Field Outpaces National Average* Tampa, Fla.—May 14, 2018—To address the growing need for skilled labor in healthcare, Altierus Career College has launched a new Surgical Technology Associate Degree program. Local demand for surgical

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Altierus Career College and ECMC Group Donate $138,300 to American Red Cross of Greater Houston

March 21, 2018

Funds to be used for Hurricane Harvey relief Houston, TX.—Mar. 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

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A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted

March 20, 2018

The following article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education By Dan Bauman and Goldie Blumenstyk 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

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Altierus Career College and ECMC Group Donate $138,300 to to The American Red Cross of Tampa Bay

February 28, 2018

Funds to be used for Hurricane Irma relief Tampa, Fla.—Feb. 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

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Top 30 Highest Paying Trade School Jobs and Vocational Careers

February 12, 2018

The following article is from Online College Plan. 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

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Zenith Education Group Statement Regarding Report of Independent Monitor July 2017 – December 2017

February 6, 2018

We appreciate the time and energy contributed by the independent monitor in assessing Zenith’s compliance under our agreement with the Department of Education. However, we are concerned that the monitor’s most recent report contains several apparent misunderstandings and, in some

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Financial Literacy Is An Essential Link In The Chain Of Student Success

February 1, 2018

The following article is from The Hill. “By enhancing financial literacy across the education lifecycle, students and families will have a better opportunity for success at school, in their career and, ultimately, in life” writes ECMC Group CEO Jeremy J.

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First Woman To Win FutureTech Competition Finds Winding Path To Mechanic Career

January 16, 2018

The following article is from Motor Age. Last year, Bonnie Greenwood, a former student at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo., and currently a diesel technician at FedEx Freight, became the first woman to win the Technology & Maintenance Council's TMC FutureTech

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