ECPI Graduate Helps Injured Vets Make Transition

ECPI University | Jonathon Singleton donates time and more!Jonathan Singleton has a very important job. Some might say it’s a calling. He helps wounded veterans.  When he’s not working on his bachelor’s degree at the ECPI University Richmond/Moorefield campus, he’s coordinating the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Wounded Veteran Internship Program, a federally funded initiative designed for veterans who are unable to return to a former job due to physical or emotional disabilities.

The program allows veterans to revamp old job skills or develop new ones. VDOT attempts to locate internships close to where the veterans are receiving rehabilitation or living. Jonathan, himself, is a former intern. As a Marine, he was wounded in Iraq during the Battle of Nasiriyah in March 2003. “For me, this is a great chance to pay it forward,” says Jonathan. “This is more than a job. I feel very passionate about serving my fellow vets. Here, we not only help them transition vocationally; we also conduct a variety of workshops to help them with resume writing, interviewing skills, financial management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.” [Read more...]

3 Organizations Preparing Students for Manufacturing Careers

3 Organizations Preparing Students for Manufacturing Careers | ECPI UniversityIn a world inundated with products and services, it can be easy for most people to forget the huge, underlying engine that drives it all: manufacturing. No matter what the economy is projected to look like in the future, manufacturing will always be relevant – barring, of course, total economic collapse. Manufacturing is the seed of high technology, and it is advancing at an astonishing pace.

As technology fuels America’s return as a leading manufacturer, it is creating a steady supply of highly-skilled jobs for people who can program, maintain, and troubleshoot automated machinery and robotic devices. However, the demand is far outpacing the supply, creating a major skills gap. [Read more...]

5 Signs You Should Become a Registered Nurse

5 Signs You Should Become a Registered Nurse | Medical Careers Insitute | ECPI UniversityThinking about a career in registered nursing? The nursing field can be fulfilling, but it isn’t for everyone!

Most people associate registered nursing with images of smiling hospital workers feeding people, administering medicine, and making beds. These images are accurate, but they only give you part of the picture. Registered Nursing can be anything but glamorous. They often times have to clean up bodily fluids and compel patients who don’t understand their treatments to take medications, perform therapy or even eat in order to nurse them back to health!

Before you apply to a registered nursing program, you may want to ask yourself if these 5 signs indicate you should become a registered nurse… [Read more...]

Dental Assisting Students Join Legion of Volunteers

Dental Assisting Students Join Legion of Volunteers | Medical Careers InstituteThey lined up by the thousands, all hoping to be seen by a doctor, a dentist, or both. Many came from as far as 250 miles away. One man walked 15 miles. Most had not received any kind of healthcare in years. They represent the working poor, the unemployed, and the uninsured. In remote parts of Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia, there are simply not enough healthcare professionals to go around.

That’s why two charitable organizations – Missions of Mercy and Remote Area Medical – drum up an army of volunteers to converge on the tiny town of Wise, Virginia once a year. [Read more...]

The Evolution of Network Security

The Evolution of Network Security | ECPI UniversityAccording to USA Today, in 2013 there were over 130 million malicious software programs released to steal personal, financial, and business data from government, business and personal networks.

Information, and the need to protect it from the bad guys, shaped the history and development of the western world. All it takes is one slip up and nations fall, wars are launched, and billions of dollars lost. Valuable information has always been at risk from entities seeking to rob or misuse it. Even before the rise of the information age, people used ingenious methods to get their hands on sensitive data.  The earliest case of information being disrupted maliciously happened in 1903 when someone interrupted Mr. Marconi’s “secure” wireless telegraph system and replaced the message with rude messages. [Read more...]