Fortis College to Host Healthcare Career Expo

Event Open to Members of the Community at No Charge
NORFOLK, VA – Fortis College will host a Healthcare Career Expo on campus Wednesday, August 17, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. There is no charge for students, graduates and members of the community to attend the event, which is being held at 6300 Center Drive, Bldg. 22, Norfolk, VA 23502. recently listed nearly 4,000 healthcare-related job vacancies in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area*. To help address market demand, Fortis College has arranged for qualified candidates to meet with approximately 30 allied health employers and interview for jobs in Registered Nursing, Practical Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration and Massage Therapy.

“A recent article in Forbes magazine reported positions in healthcare are among the fasting-growing jobs in the nation,” said Fortis College-Norfolk President Darlene Wicker-Cernoch. “We see the need for qualified healthcare candidates in our own backyard and look to match interested employers with prospective employees at our Healthcare Career Expo. While the Expo was created to help our students and graduates embark on new careers, we invite all area residents to attend as well so we can help fill community-wide healthcare needs.”

Students, graduates and other candidates should register online in advance for the event at For additional details, candidates may contact Fortis College Career Services Director Laura Holden at 757-499-5447 or

About Fortis College in Norfolk
Fortis College in Norfolk, located at 6300 Center Drive, Bldg. 22, Norfolk, VA 23502, provides career education and training to people in the greater Tidewater region of Virginia. Fortis College’s accredited education programs can help students grow professionally and personally as they train for an entry-level position in a variety of fields. Program offerings
include Associate Degree in Nursing, Dental Assisting, HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Pharmacy Technician and Practical Nursing. For campus-specific information, call (757) 499-5447.

About Fortis
A post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in experiential learning and training programs, Fortis delivers focused individual career education experiences: Your Life. Powered by Learning. The Fortis network offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states. Fortis College and Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, business and technology and various trades. Fortis also offers online learning platforms for many of its programs. Each Fortis campus is accredited by a nationally recognized body. Program offerings and accreditations vary by campus. Fortis is affiliated with the Denver School of Nursing, St. Paul’s School of Nursing and All-State Career School. For consumer disclosure information, visit to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.

*, 7/22/2016