Outstanding Mid-West graduate endorses Everest
Everest College recently announced plans to open a new campus in downtown Milwaukee. The campus, which will be part of the Park East development on Sixth St. and McKinley Ave., will expand educational opportunities in the area and provide a much needed boost for the local economy.
The Everest network of schools currently has more than 85,000 students enrolled at 100 campuses throughout the U.S. and Canada. The new Everest campus in Milwaukee is expected to serve approximately 1,000 students, including non-traditional adult students as well as those just out of high school. Everest’s mission is to prepare students for careers that are in demand or advance them in their chosen fields. We are proud of the fact that, despite the recession and a tough job market, last year 78 percent of Everest’s graduates found employment in their fields of study.
Just ask Pamela Jackson. Jackson, a 2009 Everest Merrillville, Indiana, graduate, grew up in Chicago’s notorious Cabrini Green public housing project, where she struggled with gang activity, teen pregnancy, homelessness and neglect. Despite her challenges, Jackson completed Everest’s licensed vocational nursing (LVN) program, passed the state nursing boards (in both Illinois and Indiana) and is now a successful LVN working in Indiana.
“My father always told me that education is the key to a better life,” said Jackson. “With the help of my dedicated instructors, I was able to complete my education and become a nurse. But even more importantly, I am now a role model to my five children and able give them better lives.”
Mark Sullivan, currently president of the Everest Burr Ridge, Illinois, campus and future president of the new Everest Milwaukee campus, said Jackson’s story is similar to tens of thousands of others who graduate from Everest each year.
“We credit the success of our students to our practical, hands-on instruction, small class sizes, well-designed facilities with up-to-date technology and equipment, and flexible scheduling. In addition, all of our campuses offer placement services to assist graduates in finding employment in their fields,” said Sullivan. “We want to bring this highly successful, goal-oriented educational approach to Milwaukee.”
The Milwaukee campus will employ approximately 100 academic and administrative professionals. The school’s qualified instructors will focus on preparing students to become medical assistants, corrections officers, electricians, massage therapists, pharmacy technicians, dental assistants and business administrators. Graduates of these programs will be qualified to work in Milwaukee-area medical facilities, law firms, correctional facilities, and for other local Milwaukee employers.
We look forward to bringing a track record of educational success to the Milwaukee residents and becoming a valuable contributor to the community,” said Sullivan.
Everest College is owned by Corinthian Colleges. For more information on Everest College please visit: http://www. cci.edu/brands/everest/