ECPI University Expanding Program to Address Nursing Shortage in the Midlands
Columbia, SC – ECPI University’s Columbia Campus is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its newly-added Practical Nursing program.
“The demand for nurses is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and large numbers of nurses begin to retire,” says Yvette Spees, Director of Nursing at ECPI University’s Columbia campus. “Right now, there are hundreds of unfilled nursing positions in South Carolina. ECPI University has one of the largest nursing programs in the Carolinas, and by expanding it to the Columbia campus, we can do our part to help meet the nursing needs of the Midlands.”Contact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, firstname.lastname@example.orgRelease Date:Fri, 10/02/2015
Richmond, VA – Members of the Criminal Justice Club at ECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus worked with their fellow students on campus to collect much-needed items for Petersburg Animal Care and Control. Students donated dog beds, bags of dog and cat food, boxes of treats, toys, cat litter, and cash.
"We want to thank everyone who participated in the donation for the animals,” says Criminal Justice Club President David Bacsa. “The shelter’s employees were extremely thankful for all the support and I guarantee that if the pets could talk, they would say the same!"Contact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, email@example.comRelease Date:Wed, 09/16/2015
Free to Attend, Open to the Public, On-Site Interviews
Roanoke, VA – ECPI University will be hosting a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, September 30 from Noon until 2 pm at its Roanoke campus, located at 5234 Airport Road. Dozens of professional organizations will be on hand including:
- Springtree Health and Rehab
- Catawba Hospital
- Roanoke Rescue Mission
- Virginia Tech
- Raleigh Court Health and Rehab
- Intercept Youth
- Friendship Retirement Community
- Virginia Employment Commission
- The Computer Works
- Med Express
- City of Roanoke
- Bright Services
- Generation Solutions
- Salem Health and Rehab
The event is free, open to the public, and will include professional workshops, job search assistance, and on-site interviews. Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes and dress professionally.Contact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, firstname.lastname@example.orgRelease Date:Tue, 09/22/2015
Columbia, SC – As Midlands residents cope with devastating flood damage, ECPI University is opening its labs to residents in need of computer and internet access.
Through the month of October, residents can come to campus and use the university’s computers between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.Contact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, email@example.comRelease Date:Thu, 10/08/2015
ECPI University Expands Program to Address Nursing Shortage in Roanoke Valley
Roanoke, VA – ECPI University’s Roanoke Campus is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its newly-added Nursing (RN) program.
“The demand for nurses is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and large numbers of nurses begin to retire,” says Jennifer Barger, Director of Nursing at ECPI University’s Roanoke campus. “Right now, there are hundreds of unfilled nursing positions in the Roanoke Valley alone. ECPI University has one of the largest nursing programs in the Commonwealth, and by expanding it to the Roanoke campus, we can do our part to help meet the nursing needs of the Valley.”Contact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, firstname.lastname@example.orgRelease Date:Mon, 09/14/2015
Manufacturers Display Automation/Robotics for Students and Job Seekers, Senator Frank Wagner Leads Panel to Address “Skills Gap”
Virginia Beach, VA – It may be the best opportunity most people have never heard of. It’s projected that nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs in the United States must be filled over the next decade, but only about 1.5 million people will possess the necessary skills to do the work. What remains is widely known among manufacturers as the “Skill Gap.”
What is not widely known is that these jobs even exist. There’s an irony to all this. While most people believe a strong manufacturing sector is vital to economic growth, they no longer consider it a viable career option. They are unaware that advanced automation and robotics have allowed America to regain its competitive foothold.
They may also be surprised to learn that average entry-level compensation for manufacturing engineers is nearly $60,000, and for manufacturing workers in the United States it’s more than $77,000 (Manufacturing Institute).
That’s why manufacturers around the nation are on a mission to change public perception through an annual nationwide event known as Manufacturing Day, MFG Day for short. Locally, ECPI University and the Association for Manufacturing Excellence will be hosting dozens of manufacturing companies and industry supporters who will welcome hundreds of students and job seekers for a full day of activities, education, and advocacy.
The Hampton Roads-area event takes place on Friday, October 9 from 10 am to 2 pm at the ECPI University campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach. Attendees will have a chance to:
- See game changing technology in action such as robotics, automation, replicators, 3-D printers, and more
- View demos, displays, and manufacturing exhibits
- Learn how to gain the skills required to work in the manufacturing field
- Interview with employers on the spot
“We have a compelling story to share,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “When people get a close look at modern manufacturing, they discover a highly-technical environment filled with automated systems and robotics. What’s more, they learn that manufacturing is no longer a dirty, back-breaking job. Today’s advanced manufacturing facilities are modern marvels, clean environments filled with skilled professionals operating all kinds of mechanical, electronic, and computer-based systems.”
At 11:30 am, a panel will convene to discuss the current skills gap, both from a national and regional perspective. Members of the panel will include:
- Virginia State Senator and Chairman of the Virginia Manufacturing Development Commission Frank Wagner
- Ryan Johnson, Lindab
- Michael Launsbach, Alcoa
- Nancy Harvin, Newport News Shipbuilding
- Stephanie Sutton, Virginia Beach Public Schools
MFG Day Employers and ParticipantsContact:David Brandt - 757.213.3613, email@example.comRelease Date:Thu, 09/10/2015