John Zaczyk Named Director of Career Services at Fortis Institute in Erie

Zaczyk to Infuse Career Services Team with New Perspective & Innovation
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ERIE, Penn. – John Zaczyk has been named Director of Career Services at Fortis Institute in Erie. A dynamic leader with more than a dozen years of experience in the career services sector, Zaczyk’s primary duties will include staying abreast of workplace employment trends; establishing and maintaining essential business relationships to benefit students and graduates; preparing students to transition into career fields through externships, counselling and employment workshops; and maintaining an active jobs lead generation system.

“We were excited to learn John was interested in the Director of Career Services position and are very pleased he accepted this opportunity to lead our Career Services team,” said Campus President Peter C. Correa. “John has great ideas, is a true leader of character, and his personal philosophy of finding solutions that benefit both the student or graduate and the employer reflects that of our campus. He’s a great fit.”

For the past year-and-a-half, Zaczyk served as Lead Recruitment Coordinator at the national headquarters of the Barber National Institute in Erie – a not-for-profit organization that provides learning and additional services to children, adults and families faced with developmental disabilities. He previously served as a Career Services Advisor and Senior Admissions Representative at Fortis Institute for four years.

While serving at Fortis, Zaczyk contributed to the school’s graduate employment success by motivating students to explore multiple job opportunities prior to graduation, hosting career fairs, and by tirelessly assessing the needs of area businesses in order to prepare his students to address workplace demand.

“Drawing upon previous experience, I expect to bring a new perspective and innovation to the campus career services team, with an eye toward helping graduates launch successful professional careers,” Zaczyk said. “And I want every graduate of the Erie campus to know that my team is here to help them along their career paths – whether they graduated two years ago…or 30 years ago. They’re always part of our Fortis Family!”

A lifelong resident of Erie, Zaczyk loves the community and the diversity of products and services it generates. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

About Fortis Institute-Erie
Fortis Institute in Erie (formerly Tri-State Business Institute) is a post-secondary education provider that has achieved significant growth and success by addressing the critical needs of area employers. Fortis Institute’s 12-acre campus at 5757 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16506, offers numerous career-focused diploma and degree programs that include the fields of: Medical Assisting, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Cosmetology, Barbering, and Skilled Trades, including Welding, Construction Management and HVAC-R.

Designated a Pearson VUE Testing Center, Fortis Institute in Erie administers GED tests along with licensing and certification testing for its allied health, nursing and skilled trade graduates. The campus also serves as a convenient test facility for a full range of area businesses needing staff and employees to be licensed or certified/re-certified. For consumer information and details about specific campus programs, call 814-838-7673.

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