This is an extremely important institution” said Bryan K. Stephens, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber as he addressed the audience about the importance of workforce development at the Altierus Career College ribbon cutting Thursday, September 21. “There are over 2,000 jobs available right now and majority of those jobs are middle skilled jobs. Jobs that our society needs right here in Hampton Roads.”
Altierus Career College (formally Everest College), a nonprofit, skills – based education system, is dedicated to those students looking to have hands on, real life experience in middle skilled jobs such as technology and health care.
“The name Altierus is inspired for our mission,” said Jacob Kasuba, Executive Director for Altierus Career College “[which is] to provide a new alternative pathway for students.”
With about 50% of jobs according to the national statistic being “middle skilled” there is a deficit in filling those positions. “At Altierus we are working to update curriculum that is ill suited for the job market and are in the process of expanding our programs” said Kasuba.
During the ceremony, Kasuba presented checks to Chesapeake Public Schools Education Foundation, Portsmouth Educational Opportunity Center and Opportunity Inc., for their efforts in community development and partnership.
As a powerful economic partner the Hampton Roads Chamber supports organizations who take on the initiative to strengthen this community by providing a range of opportunities for readiness and regional growth.
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(Pictured is Jacob Kasuba, Executive Director for Altierus Career College and student campus leaders)