Press Releases

SC’s Largest Professional Job Fair Draws More Than 100 Employers 

Columbia, SC – For the fourth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street.   

Held in conjunction with area Chambers of Commerce, including South Carolina, ColumbiaGreater Irmo, Greater Cayce West Columbia, Greater Lexington, Kershaw County, Aiken, Orangeburg County, Sumter, and Newberry County, as well as the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Army Community Service, and Alpha Media, this event is devoted to professional job seekers and is free and open to the public. Please have resumes ready and be dressed to interview. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, February 6, 2017

Open to the Public, First Hour Reserved for Veteran and Military Job Seekers

Newport News, VAECPI University is partnering with the Virginia Employment Commission, Peninsula Worklink, RMC Events, and Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, to host HIRE Peninsula 2017, a career fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at the Marriott City Center, located at 740 Town Center Drive in Newport News

More than 100 employers are expected to participate. Interview rooms will be available, along with job search assistance. Plus, a computer room will be open for applicants to apply for jobs online. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, February 6, 2017

Donated Computers Refurbished by Students and Given to Vets

Richmond, VA – ECPI University’s Richmond/Innsbrook campus is launching a new partnership with Tech for Troops which provides veterans with PCs, computer training, and jobs, helping them learn new skills and rejoin the workforce. 

The first event takes place this Saturday, January 14 at ECPI University’s Career Discovery Day. Donations of used computers will be accepted at the Richmond/Innsbrook campus – located at 4305 Cox Road in Glen Allen – from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

ECPI University students will then join other volunteers to refurbish the computers so they can be given to vets. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, January 9, 2017

Expanded Programs in Response to Critical Shortages Cited by Governor

Manassas, VA – Last month, the Northern Virginia Technology Council hosted its first-ever Cybersecurity Summit. During the two-day event, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was joined by Virginia Senator Mark Warner and Northrop Grumman Vice President Kathy Warden in calling for a greater effort to draw more people toward careers in cyber and network security.

Governor McAuliffe revealed the state had identified approximately 53 million cyber-attacks and stopped 47,000 instances of malware, but warned that there are simply not enough qualified cyber and network security professionals available to meet the ongoing threat.

That’s why ECPI University’s Northern Virginia campus is expanding its program offerings to include a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and a Bachelor of Science in Software Development degree.

Both professions are in great demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Demand for information security analysts is also on the rise. Consequently, the need for computer and information systems managers is growing as well, with employment of computer and information systems managers projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt: 757-213-3613, [email protected]
Release Date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Greenville, SCECPI University – a leader in IT education – is now accepting applications for its new IT Management degree program at the Greenville campus. By merging business with computer and information science curriculum, ECPI University has designed a program that is designed to produce graduates able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment.

IT managers are in demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. What’s more, compensation is quite good. BLS data confirms that the median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $131,600 as of May 2015.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt: 757-213-3613, [email protected]
Release Date:
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Students Meeting Admissions and Assessment Requirements May Attend Classes for Ten weeks with No Obligation

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University has announced it will offer a “Trial Period” for eligible students displaced by ITT Technical Institute’s recent decision to close. Students meeting admissions and assessment requirements will be given the opportunity to take classes at ECPI University for two 5-week terms (10 weeks) before being considered for acceptance.  “At ECPI University, we put students’ interests first,” says ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. 

“ITT Tech students have been put in a serious predicament. The U.S. Department of Education has advised former ITT students to not rush into a decision and review all options before continuing their education. ECPI University’s trial period allows them to do just that.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt: 757,213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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