ECPI University Press Releases (December 2012)

ECPI University Announces Career Discovery Days

Learn How Industry-Driven Curriculum Transforms Education and Career Prospects

Columbia, SCECPI University, including its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute is pleased to announce Campus Discovery Days, a series of open houses to be held at 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 300, Columbia on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday, January 14 and 15 from 12 p.m. to

7 p.m.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See exciting interactive demonstrations
  • Tour the campus
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Observe the hands-on learning environment
  • Explore future career education goals in the technology and medical arenas.

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Learning for Life Exploring Program Prepares Students for College and Career

Computer programming from scratch; disassembling and reassembling a computer; building a basic robot; experiencing computer-generated weather conditions from inside a hovercraft…these are just some of the topics and activities available to south side Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina high school students through Exploring, a program that provides hands-on experience to help pupils prepare for college and careers.

The program, sponsored by ECPI through the Learning for Life division of the Tidewater Council, BSA is open to both young men and women ages 14-20 who have completed the eighth grade. ECPI University is among the institutions and agencies that host the program. Meetings are held at the Virginia Beach campus on the first Thursday of each month from September through May.

This year’s instruction, led by Dr. Gregg Patrick, head of the university’s masters program, focuses on computer programming, where students learn to construct a program from the ground up. The subject matter received a lot of interest from students and filled up early.

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VMA and ECPI Launch Manufacturing Skills Institute

Partnership to Position Southern Virginia as Internationally-Recognized Hub for Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education

Richmond, Va. – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) and ECPI University (ECPI) will unveil the new Manufacturing Skills InstituteTM (MSI) on December 14 at 1:00 pm at the SVHEC-Innovation Center, located at 820 Bruce Street in South Boston, VA. The MSI is a flexible education and workforce training system that aligns regional employer needs, industry-recognized credentials and economic development objectives.

The institute will provide education and training programs for both existing and emerging technology skills within the Mid-Atlantic with the goal of making Southern Virginia an internationally-recognized hub for advanced manufacturing training and education. Additionally, ECPI is offering select advanced manufacturing skills certificates that translate into Advanced Standing college credits.

“The system will be phased-in and will include a portfolio of world-class education and skills training that leads to competency-based, industry recognized and stackable credentials,” said Brett Vassey, VMA President and CEO.

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