FORTIS INSTITUTE IN WAYNE TO HOST CAREER FAIR ON MAY 11

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Event Celebrates Massage Envy Donation of Electric Lift Table to Massage Therapy Program and Matches Students & Graduates with Prospective Partner Employers

WAYNE, N.J. –– Fortis Institute in Wayne, NJ, will host its Spring Career Fair Wednesday, May 11, on the sixth floor of the 201 Willowbrook Boulevard building. The campus expects it will host 250-300 attendees during the event, which takes place from 12 until 3 p.m.
The career fair will take up the entire sixth floor of the campus building, with 75+ employers on hand to meet and speak with Fortis Institute’s student graduates.

The event also celebrates Massage Envy’s donation of an Oakworks Proluxe electric lift massage table to the Fortis Institute-Wayne Massage Therapy program and on-campus massage clinic. One of the most desirable tables for both therapists and clients, it can be raised or lowered from a foot pedal and is the same massage table as is used by 95 percent of all Massage Envy locations nationwide. The table is valued at approximately $1,400.

“Our relationship with area employers is paramount, because many of our graduates go on to nice careers with them,” said Campus President Wes Leibig. “We’re especially proud of our partnership with Massage Envy Northern New Jersey and the trust they place in us to train many of their great employees.”

“Our partnership with Fortis Institute has grown significantly in recent years. The school, students and Massage Envy Northern New Jersey all benefit from the mutual support we receive from each other,” added Sharon Leyva, Director of Regional School Programs at Massage Envy. “Most gratifying is knowing that we are helping students reach their goal by developing a career that is both successful and rewarding.”

A longtime supporter of Fortis Institute, Massage Envy will send more than a dozen representatives to the career fair, including Northern New Jersey Vice President of Operations Doreen Ellinwood, Director of Career Services Erin O’Keefe, several managers, and five former Fortis graduates who now are massage therapists with the company. They will talk to current students about the transition from school into the profession.

“We are thrilled by the participation and support we have received from Massage Envy and all our employer partners,” Leibig said. “We look forward to taking the next steps and doing new things with them as part of our commitment to the community…and Northern New Jersey.”

The Fortis educational process provides graduates with the tools for establishing professional goals and achieving success in existing and emerging professions. Fortis students are able to select from enhanced course offerings backed by the resources of a strong educational network that is committed to quality education and dedicated to placing students on desired career paths.

About Massage Envy
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Massage Envy is a national franchisor and the leading provider of therapeutic massage and skincare services with more than 1,100 locations nationwide, and 42 locations in New Jersey. The company, which has delivered more than 100 million massages and facials since being founded in 2002, was recently ranked No. 1 Best Franchise with an initial investment of $500,001 and up by Forbes. For more information, visit www.MassageEnvy.com.

About Fortis Institute-Wayne
Fortis Institute in Wayne offers programs in Dental Assisting, Electrical Systems Technician, HVACR, Lab Technician, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing / Coding, and Pharmacy Technology. The campus is located on the second floor at 201 Willowbrook Boulevard, Wayne, NJ 07470. For campus-specific information, please call 973-837-1818 or visit www.fortis.edu.

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 www.fortis.edu to learn more about Fortis educational opportunities.