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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21– Everest College – San Francisco will host a debate Tuesday, Oct. 26 on Proposition 19, the California ballot measure that would legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use for adults.

The Everest debate on this controversial proposition will be unique, featuring proponent Dr. Ari Khan, who represents one of California’s largest state approved vendors of medicinal marijuana products. Arguing against the proposition will be Everest College pharmacy technician students and a pharmacist from the school’s program advisory committee. Although Everest students will be arguing against the proposition, the college is not supporting one position over the other. As an institution of higher learning, Everest College – San Francisco believes that Proposition 19 is an ideal issue to debate since it may have an impact on current and future pharmacy technicians.

Members of the media are welcome to cover this debate at the campus.

WHAT: PROPOSITION 19 DEBATE
WHEN: Tuesday, October 26, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: The campus of Everest College – San Francisco, located at 814 Mission St.
INTERVIEW: For more information on the debate, or to schedule an interview, please contact George Medici – gmedici@pondel.com – 310-279-5968 or Ron Neal – rneal@pondel.com – 310-279-5972.

About Everest College
Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in health care, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest College has 15 campuses in California – Alhambra, Anaheim, City of Industry, Gardena, Hayward, Los Angeles, Ontario, Ontario Metro, Reseda, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Ana, Torrance, and West Los Angeles. Everest has 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, visit http://www.everest.edu.

Steady Market Demand Creates Openings for Pharmacy Technicians

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2008-2018, employment opportunities for pharmacy technicians and aids is expected to increase by 25 percent to keep up with national demand. To help meet growing market needs, Everest College at St. Louis is now offering pharmacy technician training for students looking to break into the health care field. This new course complements five health care programs presently offered at the St. Louis campus.

The increased numbers of middle-aged and elderly people will be a main factor in the spur of demand for pharmacy workers throughout the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s 10-year projection period.

“The goal of Everest College is to help our students prepare for today’s in-demand career fields, and our new Pharmacy Technician program gets the job done,” said Chad Freeman, president of the St. Louis campus. “Projected market demand gives us a great deal of confidence that well-trained pharmacy technician graduates will be in solid demand for years to come.”

The new Pharmacy Technician training program takes eight months to complete and entails extensive laboratory experience as well as instruction in pharmacy administration, pharmaceutical calculations, anatomy and physiology, digestive and respiratory reproductive systems, nutrition, medical terminology, pharmacology and health care systems.

Students enrolled in the pharmacy technician program are encouraged to develop strong customer service and communication and interpersonal skills. Strong mathematical and organizational skills are expected to be developed and will greatly aid graduates in managing inventories and counting and measuring client medications on the job. Program training also helps students develop interpersonal life skills that can be leveraged throughout a lifetime.

Program graduates of Everest’s Pharmacy Technician program are positioned to seek and gain entry-level employment in such venues as health care facilities, retail establishments, hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers and pharmacies. Additional employment opportunities may include pharmaceutical assistant or sales representative.

About Everest

Everest College – St. Louis, located at 3420 Rider Trail South, Earth City, MO 63045, provides popular in-demand career-oriented diploma and degree programs for pharmacy technician, business, accounting, massage therapy, medial administrative assistant, medical assisting and medical insurance billing and coding. In addition to St. Louis campus, Everest College has another location in Springfield, Missouri. Learn more information on career and vocational training at Everest College.


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