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Culinard Hosts Regional Culinary Competition March 27

High school culinary students to compete for scholarships, top honors at SkillsUSA competition GREENVILLE, S.C. — March 26, 2015 — Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Greenville, is pleased to announce that it will host the SkillsUSA Regional Culinary Competition on Friday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its campus located at 68 Global Drive. High school culinary students from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia will have the opportunity to participate in culinary, baking and pastry and food and beverage competitions during the one-day event, which will allow them to showcase skills they have acquired in the classroom. WHAT: SkillsUSA Regional Culinary Competition WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE: Virginia College — 68 Global Drive — Greenville, SC 29607 "We are delighted to host the SkillsUSA Regional Culinary Competition again at Culinard this year as more than 50 of the region's young culinarians test their culinary skills and competencies for professional development and growth," says Chef Mark Bergstrom, Culinard program director. "With the assistance of educators, both in the schools and on the job, these students are receiving practical experience in the food service industry and ultimately kick starting their careers." Teams of students will compete in three categories including Baking, Culinary and Restaurant Services for scholarships, prizes and top honors for the school. Culinard has provided a $2,250 scholarship for the winner of each category. SkillsUSA hosts similar competitions nationwide across a wide range of industries. From technical occupations to service occupations, SkillsUSA works with students, teachers and industry to advance the skills and future careers of America's burgeoning workforce. For media inquiries the day of the event, please contact Audrey Pannell at 205.837.3140. To learn more about Virginia College in Greenville or Culinard, visit vc.edu/greenville or culinard.com, or call 864-679-4900 with questions. About SkillsUSA As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce by helping students discover and grow their career passions. The nationwide career and technical education student organization annually serves more than 300,000 high school, college and postsecondary students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA programs teach leadership, citizenship and character development to complement technical skill training. For additional information, visit www.skillsusa.org. About Virginia College and Education Corporation of America Birmingham, Ala.,-based Education Corporation of America (ECA) is a leader in the post-secondary career school market with current enrollment of over 18,000 students. Holdings include Virginia College, founded in 1983, a private institution of higher education that offers non-degree and associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in 27 different cities in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. ECA also offers classes online via vc.edu/online and operates Golf Academy of America schools in California, Arizona, South Carolina, Texas and Florida, and Ecotech Institute in Colorado. These schools are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) which is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). For more information, contact Diane Worthington at diane.worthington@ecacolleges.com or (205) 329-7911.

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Culinard Chef Dyer helps nonprofit help young cancer patients

Category: Career Tips

Nurse Salary and Job Growth

Nurse Salary: How Much Do Nurses Make? According to 2012 median pay information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, a median nurse salary in the U.S. is $65,470, or $31.48 per hour. Nursing Career Paths: What is the Growth of Nursing Jobs? Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventative care, growing rates of chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, and demand for healthcare services from the baby boomer population as they live longer and more active lives.* Becoming a Nurse: Start at Virginia College Complete the Request More Information form now to learn more about the Associate's Degree in Nursing program at Virginia College. * U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014

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Virginia College news from Savannah, Baton Rouge, Fort Pierce, and Biloxi

Category: Career Tips

Is Network Management a Good Career Choice?

According to U.S. government data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook (2014), both job growth and median pay are strong for Network Management professionals. This agency considers a bachelor's degree in the field — similar to the Bachelor of Science degree in Network Management from Virginia College — to be the level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation. Network Management Jobs are Growing This agency reports that employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Job demand will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks. Median Pay for Computer and Information Systems Managers The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers, according to the same source, was $120,950 in May 2012. Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn. Get Started Today. An in-depth education in network management can lead to a solid IT career. Get more information about the bachelor's degree in Network Management at Virginia College by completing the Request More Information form now. Learn more about Network Management

Category: Success Stories

Success Story: Ashley - Administrative Assistant

Category: Career Tips

Is MIS a Good Career Choice?

The U.S. government job outlook data indicates that, from a pay and/or job growth standpoint, MIS (management information systems) is a good career choice for the right professionals. Computer Information Systems Jobs are Growing. O*NET OnLine, using jobs data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), reports that employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15-21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Pay for Computer Information Systems Jobs The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers, according to the same source, was $127,640 in May 2012. Experience, certifications, job title, location and other variables help determine what professionals in this field actually earn. Get Started Today. Get more information about the online bachelor's in Management Information Systems at Virginia College by completing the Request More Information form now. Learn more about Management Information Systems

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Richmond's Culinard shines at Elby Awards