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MILWAUKEE – October 14, 2010 – Everest College in Milwaukee will open the doors of the new 44,000 square foot campus in Milwaukee’s Park East Corridor on Monday, October 18. Construction of the new campus, which can accommodate up to 1,000 students, began in April and was completed in September of this year.

Everest provides short-term diploma programs allowing students to receive concentrated training in a particular field, in a short time span. The average program lasts 8 to 10 months making higher education and job training accessible to more adult students.

“Everest College offers quality diploma programs that provide small class sizes and personalized attention to each and every student,” explained Mark Sullivan, president of the Milwaukee campus. “We are dedicated to making higher education and job training accessible to students, regardless of circumstance, in a supportive and empowering environment.”

This fall, Everest is offering a variety of diploma programs including dental and medical assistant, pharmacy technician, massage therapist, medical billing and coding and medical administrative assistant. Everest’s only campus in Wisconsin plans to expand its programs in coming semesters and focuses on helping students overcome barriers to education by providing flexible scheduling options, access to child care and transportation, and ongoing career placement assistance.

“Our mission is to provide an opportunity for career advancement for those who are most in need,” said Sullivan. “Everest is looking forward to the opportunity to help strengthen the educational profile of the City of Milwaukee, and help those pursuing higher education with better career options.”

The new campus has employed 40 new faculty and staff positions. As enrollment increases, Everest plans to add 20 additional positions within in the first year. The new campus will feature interactive classroom technology such as Wi-Fi, laptops and SMART boards, as well as, dental and medical labs, a massage therapy studio, a pharmacy, computer labs, a library and more.

About Everest College

The Everest College – Milwaukee campus is located at 1311 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. Everest Colleges provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Programs vary by campus. Everest has over 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, please contact Ale Owens at (414) 390-5500 or visit www.Everest.edu.

PITTSBURGH, Penn. – (September 16, 2010) – Everest Institute – Pittsburgh announced that it has added massage therapy to its course offering. The school has begun enrolling students in the program, which takes approximately nine months to complete.

The program provides students with the tools, ethics and basic knowledge to be a massage therapist. Through instruction and hands-on training, students learn and develop a number of therapeutic techniques for relaxation and stress reduction as well as methods for treating neck, back and sciatic pain and muscle spasms. Students also gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, the role and importance of exercise programs, and more.

“Career opportunities for massage therapists in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas are expected to steadily grow over the next few years,” said Scott Behmer, Everest Institute – Pittsburgh campus president. “As with our other programs, we maintain small class sizes and provide students with individualized attention from our faculty. We are pleased to offer this important, in-demand program to our students and the community we serve.”

Massage Therapy courses include:

  • Introduction to Massage Therapy
  • Business and Ethics
  • Swedish Massage, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal and Infant, and Elder/Geriatric Massage
  • Eastern Theory and Practice
  • Energy and Non-Traditional Therapies, Wellness and CPR
  • Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Pin and Stretch
  • Neuromuscular/Trigger Point and Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Clinical and Sports Massage
  • Health and Wellness

Massage therapy job and career opportunities for entry-level positions include:

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Doctors’ Offices
  • Health Spas
  • Fitness Centers
  • Sports Organizations
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Cruise Ships

About Everest Institute – Pittsburgh

Everest Institute – Pittsburgh, located at 100 Forbes Ave., Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, serves the greater Pittsburgh region in Western Pennsylvania. In addition to the recently-added massage therapy program, the campus provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in Accounting, Administrative Secretary, Business Administration, Career Access, Criminal Justice, Legal Administrative Secretary, Medical Administrative Secretary, Medical Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal, Patient Care Technician and Pharmacy Technician. Everest Institute is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America with more than 100 schools throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the Everest website at www.Everest.edu.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (December 17, 2009) Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi), parent company of Everest Universities, Everest Colleges and Everest Institutes, has signed an agreement with Massage Envy to offer conditional employment to Everest Massage Therapy graduates in the chain’s clinics. Under the terms of the agreement, Everest will incorporate Massage Envy’s requirements into the curriculum, and in turn, Massage Envy will grant interviews to all Everest Massage Therapy graduates who apply to work in one of the clinics.

“With more than 600 clinics in 42 states, this is clearly an exciting opportunity for our schools and students,” said Wendy Cullen, CCi’s VP of employer development. “Not only is joining Massage Envy a great opportunity for our graduates, Massage Envy is also a committed partner. They sit on our national advisory council and are frequent participants in community events such as campus job fairs. We are proud of our most important contribution to the partnership: well-trained, professional massage therapists whose skills underscore the quality of our programs.”

“We, at Massage Envy, have always been impressed with the quality of graduates from Everest Colleges,” says CG Funk, Massage Envy’s vice president of industry relations and product development.

Funk was instrumental in working with CCi’s corporate massage education team to enhance current curriculum, which meets Massage Envy’s strict guidelines for massage therapist staff members. Massage Envy currently employs 16,000 therapists and projects hiring over 2,000 massage therapists in 2010.

According to Cullen, similar partnerships and strategic alliances will be added to CCi’s portfolio in the future. “We are well-positioned to partner on a national level. Over the past few years we have standardized our curriculum and policies and we are poised to leverage our size and scope to the advantage of our students, business partners and company.”

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy Limited, LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise of massage clinics is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened more than 600 clinics with new locations opening every month in 42 states. For more information, visit www.MassageEnvy.com.

About Everest and CCi

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal and information technology. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, and has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Join the Everest conversation at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit http://www.everest.edu.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Students at Everest University – one of Florida’s leading career colleges with 14 campuses across the state – are taking the stress out of the holidays with free massage clinics for shoppers, “Knotty to Nice.”

The students, in training to be licensed massage therapists (LMTs), will be available on a first come, first serve basis to provide free chair massages from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and 18 at Orlando Fashion Square, East Colonial and Maguire in Orlando.

In the spirit of the season, donations for the mall’s partner, A Gift for Teaching, are appreciated.

What: Free Holiday Massage Clinic “Knotty to Nice”. Donations to A Gift for Teaching (www.agiftforteaching.org) are welcome.
When: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 11 and 18
Where: Orlando Fashion Square, East Colonial Drive and Maguire, Orlando, FL 32803, at Maguire Blvd. in Orlando.
Who: Everest University – North Orlando campus massage therapy instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers

Photo Opportunity:
Come in knotty…make a donation to charity…leave nice!
Everest University – North Orlando campus massage therapy instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers, massage tips and demonstrations of stress-busting techniques. Must be 18 years old to participate, or 17 years old or younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
Sore-shouldered photographers/videographers welcome!

Everest Universities and Institutes
In addition to massage therapy, Everest provides career-oriented associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, healthcare, criminal justice, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has more than 15,000 students at 14 campuses in Florida and participates in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Learn more about other Everest programs. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR, Wragg & Casas Public Relations, phone: 407-244-3685, or email: jfloer@wraggcasas.com.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Students at Everest University – one of Florida’s leading career colleges with 14 campuses across the state – are taking the stress out of the holidays with free massage clinics for shoppers, “Knotty to Nice.”

The students, in training to be licensed massage therapists (LMTs), will be available on a first come, first serve basis to provide free chair massages from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 in front of the Lucky Brand Jeans store near the center of Sawgrass Mills mall, located at W. Sunrise Blvd. and Flamingo Road, in Sunrise.

In the spirit of the season, donations for the mall’s charity, The Simon Youth Foundation, are appreciated.

What: Free Holiday Massage Clinic “Knotty to Nice”
Donations to the Simon Youth Foundation (www.syf.org) are welcome
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18
Where: Sawgrass Mills, 12801 West Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323, located at the corner of W. Sunrise Blvd. and Flamingo Road
Who: Everest University – Pompano Beach campus instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers

Photo Opportunity:
Come in knotty…make a donation to charity…leave nice!
Everest University – Pompano Beach campus instructors and students will be giving free chair massages to shoppers, massage tips and demonstrations of stress-busting techniques. Must be 18 years old to participate, or 17 years old or younger, must be accompanied by an adult.
Sore-shouldered photographers/videographers welcome!

Everest Universities and Institutes
In addition to massage therapy, Everest provides career-oriented associates, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, healthcare, criminal justice, paralegal, and information technology. Everest has more than 15,000 students at 14 campuses in Florida and participates in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. Learn more about other Everest programs. Media may contact Jamie Floer, APR, Wragg & Casas Public Relations, phone: 407-244-3685, or email: jfloer@wraggcasas.com.

We’re all pretty excited that Rebecca, one of our Massage Therapy students, is featured on Beauty and the Geek 4. You can review her profile on the official Beauty and the Geek website.

The American Massage Therapy Association reports that the number of Massage Therapists has risen dramatically. AMTA estimates roughly 250,000 and 300,000 therapists and students in the United States.

The U.S. Department of Labor says that the employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 27% or more through 2014. This is great news for students of massage therapy programs. As always, it’s a good idea to find out what the employment rate for massage therapists is like in your specific area. These statistics published by the U.S. Labor Department are based on national demand—and that demand may be greater or lesser in your particular area.

Everest College trains students for careers in Massage Therapy. Most training programs take about 9 months to complete. Request information from Everest about their massage therapy programs.

Classes starting in three weeks.

 


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Students can also earn online degrees through Everest University Online, a division of Everest University.

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