ECPI University Press Releases: ECPI University

ECPI University Opens New Campus in Roanoke

Degrees Aimed at Fulfilling Local Hiring Needs

Roanoke, VAECPI University is pleased to announce that it has established a campus in the City of Roanoke, located at 5234 Airport Rd NW. Founded nearly 50 years ago, ECPI University offers prospective students the opportunity to earn Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in a wide array of programs in information technology, business, and health science.

The Roanoke campus will initially focus on three programs:

“ECPI University has a long history of providing programs which we believe will be of great value to residents of the Roanoke Valley,” says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “Since 1966, ECPI University has established itself as a valued employment partner to many companies and organizations, big and small.”

ECPI University offers accelerated Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees that allow students to obtain hands-on skills and then pursue careers in STEM and healthcare fields.  They can receive an Associate’s degree in 1.5 years or less or a Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or less.

Most class sizes number 20 students or fewer, allowing for ample one-on-one attention. ECPI University also boasts a number of national rankings. Most notably, Community College Week ranks it #5 in the nation for Computer and Information Sciences & Support Services and #6 for Health Professions and Related Clinical Services in terms of number of degrees awarded.

ECPI University’s other Virginia campuses are located in Virginia Beach, Newport News, Richmond, and Manassas. Campuses in North Carolina and South Carolina include Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston.

 

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Greater Richmond Career Expo

Free and Open to the Public, Event to Connect Industry with Talent

Richmond, VA – The Richmond campus of ECPI University and RichTech are hosting the Greater Richmond Career Expo. Free and open to the public, the event will be held on Wednesday, October 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Richmond Westin Hotel, located at 6631 W. Broad Street in Richmond.

Some of the region’s leading employers will be on hand to meet job seekers and review resumes. Participating companies include HCA Healthcare of Virginia, UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing), Elephant Auto Insurance, Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers, Wells-Fargo, Websmith Group, and the Henrico County Police Department.

Additional employers interested in participating can register by visiting the event site at www.greaterrichmondcareerexpo2014.eventbrite.com.

Career seekers: Please note this is a professional event, so be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of resumes.  There will also be a series of ongoing professional development seminars taking place throughout the event.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Richmond/Innsbrook Campus Director of Career Services Sara Stone at 804.934-0100 or sstone@ecpi.edu or ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

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EXPO to Reveal the “Truth” About Manufacturing Jobs

Dozens of Manufacturers to Give Young People/Job Switchers a Clear Look at Today’s Advanced Manufacturing Industry Jobs – Clean, High-Tech, Well-Paid 

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University – in conjunction with a host of leading manufacturing companies and associations – is hosting Manufacturing Day Expo on Friday October 3. Free and open to the public, it will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach.

The purpose of the event: to demonstrate how American manufacturing has evolved into a highly-technical and attractive career path.  “It’s nothing like it used to be,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “People who work in manufacturing operate in a more automated and rewarding environment. They use technical skills to trouble shoot, set-up and program components like robots, automated systems and computers…and they experience very competitive compensation and benefits. The best part: According to a recent study by Deloitte Touche, there are an estimated 600,000 technical jobs waiting to be filled just in the US…and that number is growing.”

Yet, this message has failed to reach a large sector of American job seekers.  “Young people continue to believe in the old paradigm,” says Paveglio who spent 27 years in the advanced manufacturing sector. “They still think it’s a dead end career that is labor intensive, dirty, dark and dingy with no career path. If they see and understand what modern manufacturing really looks like today, it will no doubt cause them to take a second look at these significant career opportunities.”

Many major manufacturing companies – including Mitsubishi Chemical, Texas Instruments and Anheuser Busch – will be on hand to exhibit robots, automated devices, replicators, and game-changing technology.  Interactive student workshops will include:

  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Solid 3D Modeling
  • Pneumatic Control
  • Data Communications

Workshops are open to local high school students, but do require advanced registration and space is limited. Interested students can register by emailing Frank Gomez at agomez@ecpi.edu.

Representatives from the Virginia Manufacturing Association will also be on hand along with industry representatives to explain how to gain skills through certifications and degrees in order to qualify for the many available jobs.  Says Kevin Paveglio, “people who like working with their hands using mechanical, electrical and or computer driven systems are going to come to this EXPO and walk away absolutely amazed by a career they never knew existed.”

For more information or to register, please visit www.ecpi.edu/mfgday. To arrange an interview or coordinate media coverage, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

 

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