Unitek College Wins 2024 CAPPS Community Service Award in the Large School Category

Unitek is the recipient of a prestigious award from the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

Newport Beach, California – Unitek College is thrilled to announce they have been selected as the CAPPS 2024 Third Place Community Service Award Winner in the large school category. The primary mission of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) is to serve the California private postsecondary sector by advocating for the interests of their members and students. CAPPS also promotes the image of their schools, communicates state and national issues, and offers professional development opportunities.

“We are so thrilled to receive this award from CAPPS,” said Dr. Navneet Bhasin, Chief Operations Officer at Unitek College. “CAPPS is one of the nation’s largest associations representing private, postsecondary colleges. They work to ensure that students have options when selecting their educational institution. To be chosen by this organization is an honor and a privilege.”

The CAPPS Excellence in Community Service Awards were inaugurated in 2016 to recognize CAPPS-member schools that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their local community. They offer these awards to recognize and encourage initiatives in community service, service learning, and civic engagement that have a significant impact on the communities served by their schools.

Unitek College will be honored during the upcoming CAPPS Legislative Policy Conference scheduled for April 15-16, 2024. They will receive a plaque and crystal award to recognize their efforts. During the conference, Unitek will also present a short video detailing how their campuses contributed to their communities throughout 2023. Some of these efforts include blood drives, food drives, school supplies drives, and more.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude for our team’s unwavering dedication and outstanding contributions. Their hard work and commitment are the driving forces behind Unitek’s success,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek College. “Without their tireless efforts, we wouldn’t be able to make a difference in the lives of our students and families. At Unitek, we strive to serve our students and help them succeed in all our programs. It is through the collective effort and dedication of our team that we can improve the communities around us.”

Unitek College is one of California’s reputable healthcare and nursing colleges. Every Unitek program teaches the clinical technique and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

Unitek Joins Forces with Highlands Community Charter and Technical Schools

Unitek Partners with Nonprofit Organization to Help Students Achieve Success in Sacramento.

Newport Beach, California – Unitek Learning is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Highlands Community Charter and Technical Schools (HCCTS). A pillar in the Sacramento community, Highlands Community Charter School believes “It’s Never Too Late…to Graduate!” They provide a high school diploma program along with career training to students who are twenty-two years of age or older and who have not yet earned their U.S. high school diploma. Highlands also offers elementary language classes for adults who are learning English as a Second Language (ESL) to prepare them for the workforce. Together, Unitek Learning and HCCTS will partner on an aligned approach to supporting adults on their journey toward real-world education.

“For the past decade, Highlands Community Charter and Technical Schools has been on a mission to positively reshape the lives of adults and strengthen our communities,” said Caitlin Masterson, Vice President of Workforce Development Administration at Unitek Learning. “Our goal is to partner with HCCTS on workforce development for adults in Sacramento. Together, we envision a community where adults can reach their full potential through personal empowerment and financial self-sufficiency. With that in mind, we have created an educational pathway to help advance the workforce so they can take advantage of every opportunity.”

Through this transformative partnership, Highlands Community Charter and Technical Schools will work with Unitek Learning to better assist students in Sacramento by providing its students with access to Unitek College’s Medical Assisting (MA) program. Students in this program currently learn through hands-on lab exercises, online exercises, and supervised externship hours. They will also benefit from experienced instructors and employment assistance. HCCTS has projected a class size of 60 students per year, which will allow them to help these individuals enter the U.S. workforce at no educational cost.

“In a remarkable partnership that echoes the spirit of ‘Never Too Late to Graduate,’ Highlands Community Charter School stands as a beacon of hope for the community,” said Karilyn Van Oosten, Vice President of Strategic Business Development at Unitek Learning. “Through their unwavering commitment to adult learners aged 22 and above, who seek to attain their U.S. high school diploma, along with valuable career training, they are transforming lives. We are excited to bring the MA program to the Sacramento Campus. We envision uplifting 60 students per year, empowering them to enter the U.S. workforce with confidence and competence. Together, we can embrace the transformative power of education and its profound impact on our community’s future.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Unitek Training Healthcare, Eagle Gate College, Provo College, and Brookline College. Unitek programs teach the clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

Unitek Learning Celebrates Partnership with FrannyCares

Unitek Joins Forces with an Organization for Caregivers to Build a Better Future

Newport Beach, California – In 2023, Unitek Learning formed a new partnership with FrannyCares. This organization helps caregivers in California find their next position using specialized technology. The collaboration between Unitek Learning and FrannyCares is fueled by a common goal: To enhance the caregiver’s experience by making their job search easier and more efficient. In a field where compassion, dedication, and empathy are essential, this partnership strives to help caregivers focus on their crucial work without unnecessary obstacles that hinder their career advancement.

“We are deeply honored to partner with FrannyCares, an organization that’s dedicated to improving the lives of professional caregivers and revolutionizing the job search process,” said Karilyn Van Oosten, Vice President of Strategic Business Development at Unitek Learning. “At Unitek Learning, we share a profound commitment to encouraging caregivers to excel in their roles and positively impact the lives of those they serve. Ultimately, we stand united in the belief that caregiving work should be more fulfilling, rewarding, and respected. We aim to create a positive impact, not only for caregivers, but for the individuals and the communities they serve.”

Francine Hwang, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at FrannyCares, added: “FrannyCares is committed to empowering caregivers through advocacy, agency and education. Our partnership with Unitek is a testament to our shared values and dedication to building and fostering a sustainable workforce for years to come.”

Through this partnership with Unitek Learning, members of FrannyCares will receive a special tuition rate for programs at Unitek College. Some of the programs at Unitek College include the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Vocational Nursing, Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and Medical Office Administration. This unique opportunity will provide individuals with a chance to learn while they earn.

“Together, we endeavor to provide caregivers with the necessary tools, resources, and support to flourish in their roles,” said Caitlin Masterson, Vice President of Workforce Development Administration at Unitek Learning. “FrannyCares’s vision resonates deeply with Unitek Learning’s dedication to offering real-world education and tailored programs that address the specific needs of our partners. We are excited to combine our expertise and resources to equip caregivers with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in their roles. Thanks to this joint initiative, we will continue to elevate the caregiving profession and contribute to a brighter future for caregivers everywhere.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Unitek Training Healthcare, Eagle Gate College, Provo College, and Brookline College. Unitek programs teach the clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

To find out how to take advantage of all this partnership affords, call 888.382.8183 or contact us today.

Unitek College to Receive Several Awards in California

The San Jose and Hayward Campuses will be presented with 2022 – 2023 ACCSC School of Excellence and Distinction Awards.

Newport Beach, California – Unitek College is thrilled to announce that on September 20, 2023, they will be presented with a 2022 – 2023 ACCSC School of Excellence Award for their San Jose Campus. In addition, they will receive a 2022 – 2023 ACCSC School of Distinction Award for their Hayward campus. Dr. Navneet Bhasin, Chief Operations Officer and Milo Jocson, Regional Director of Operations will accept the awards on behalf of both campuses. This prestigious ceremony will be held at the ACCSC’s Professional Development Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

“It is with great excitement that we announce our accomplishments in San Jose and Hayward,” said Dr. Bhasin. “We are so thrilled to receive these awards from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Since 1965, ACCSC has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education for private, postsecondary career schools and colleges. To be chosen by this organization is an honor and a privilege.”

The School of Excellence Award highlights institutions that have demonstrated exceptional student achievement, while the ACCSC School of Distinction Award commends institutions that have produced educational programs of the highest quality. As a School of Excellence and Distinction, Unitek College will be formally recognized throughout the 2023 ACCSC Professional Development Conference. The goal of ACCSC is one that Unitek shares: Building partnerships to ensure quality education that improves student success in the workforce.

“At Unitek, we care greatly about our students,” said Shalini Kumar, Campus Director of the Unitek College San Jose campus. “As an institution that provides various student-run initiatives, we are committed to student excellence while educating the next generation. We believe academia and inclusivity are vital when it comes to supporting the future of healthcare. This recognition provides validation that we are exceeding our mission to serve our students in San Jose.”

Neena Chauhan, Campus Director of the Unitek College Hayward campus, added: “We have created a welcoming culture of inclusiveness where everything we do in Hayward is centered around our students. We are committed to quality education because it is what our students, our staff, and our community deserves.”

The San Jose and Hayward campuses will be honored by ACCSC at the Professional Development
Conference which runs from September 18th to the 20th. Leaders from academia and healthcare will have the chance to promote student growth, strengthen support for workforce development, and help fill the skills gap in the United States. Join Unitek College and other school representatives for a celebration of educational achievements at the Professional Development Conference.

Unitek College is one of California’s reputable healthcare and nursing colleges. Every Unitek program teaches the clinical technique and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

Unitek Learning Employee Wins CECU Leadership Award

Unitek campus director receives prestigious award from the Career Education Colleges and Universities.

Newport Beach, California – Unitek Learning is thrilled to announce that Marilyn Lim-Carreon, the Unitek College Campus Director in Reno, has been selected as the 2023 CECU Leadership Award winner. The primary mission of the Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) is to serve postsecondary career education to schools, staff, and students. CECU is a voluntary membership organization that serves as a national voice for the postsecondary education sector. Currently, more than 1,100 campuses and affiliate members throughout North America are represented by this group.

“We are so thrilled that Marilyn has received this award from CECU. It’s an honor and a privilege,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning. “CECU is one of the nation’s largest associations representing private, postsecondary colleges. Together, we can help equip future generations with the career skills they need to succeed, from allied healthcare to nursing and beyond.”

On June 22, 2023, Marilyn Lim-Carreon received the CECU Leadership Award. As the Vice-Chair of the Nevada Association for Career Colleges (NACC), Marilyn advocates for the entire state of Nevada on behalf of every private, post-secondary school. This award honored her leadership and tireless commitment to the advancement of career education.

“A state association is necessary to give voice to the career schools that are unrepresented in Carson City,” said Dr. Jason Altmire, President and Chief Executive Officer at Career Education Colleges and Universities. “Building a new association from the ground up is difficult, but Marylin jumped right in. Thanks to her unwavering leadership, the Nevada Association of Career Colleges had an extraordinarily successful first year by every measure. Marilyn led the way to this success, and I can’t think of anyone who is more deserving of this award.”

Kelley Blanchard, Executive Vice President at Career Education Colleges and Universities, added: “The 2023 CECU Leadership Award was presented to Marilyn Lim-Carreon for her dedication and leadership with NACC. Marilyn has been a trailblazer for the organization since its inception as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. She is a leader at her institution and a powerful voice for the advancement of career schools for the state of Nevada.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek EMT, Unitek Training Healthcare, Eagle Gate College, Provo College, and Brookline College. Unitek programs teach the clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing.

Unitek Learning Joins Forces with Community Health System and Launches New Initiative

Unitek Helps Transform California Workforce Through Nursing Programs

Newport Beach, CA – Unitek Learning has announced an educational partnership with Community Health System to strengthen the California workforce and offer greater access to their nursing programs. These organizations share the same vision and philosophy of improving their communities through improved access to education and healthcare. Together, they can use this academic-practice partnership to tackle workforce vacancies and positively impact others.

“Partnering with Community is a great opportunity for us to collaborate and address the healthcare needs of the Central Valley,” said Karilyn Van Oosten, VP of Strategic Business Development at Unitek Learning. “Our partnership will allow Unitek Learning and Unitek College to become part of the solution. We are honored they chose us to help them build their workforce and tackle this issue at the root cause.”

Community Health System is a private, not-for-profit healthcare network based in Fresno County, and the largest private employer in the region. Community cares for more people in the region than any other provider. In addition, Community is committed to being an employer of choice and strives to provide top-notch care to support the health and wellbeing of those in need.

Community Health System is made up of three entities: Community Medical Centers, is a network of four hospitals, a cancer institute, and several other medical facilities; Community Provider Network is a fast-growing network of nearly 400 primary and specialty care providers; and Community Care Health is one of the largest HMOs in the region and offers local businesses medical insurance options for their employees. These three pillars of healthcare— hospitals, physicians, and health insurance—provide Central Valley families with integrated and comprehensive care.

By partnering with Unitek, future nurses will train in the Community Medical Centers’ facilities and Community’s team members who participate in the program will receive a specialized tuition rate for nursing programs at Unitek College.

“This partnership allows us to support employees who want to grow their careers with Community and invest in creating opportunities for the diverse workforce throughout our community,” said Danny Davis, Chief Nursing Officer at Community Health System.

“At Unitek, we are committed to education and workforce alignment so that the next generation can thrive,” said Janis Paulson, Chief Executive Officer at Unitek Learning. “We’re honored to join forces with Community and help transform the California workforce. The nursing shortage is here to stay, and we need to build academic-practice partnerships to solve these shortages and strengthen our communities.”

Unitek Learning is the parent company of several distinguished learning institutions: Unitek College, Unitek Training Healthcare, Unitek EMT, Eagle Gate College, Provo College, and Brookline College. Unitek programs teach the clinical practices and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a multitude of sought-after skills, Unitek graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in health care and nursing.

To find out how to take advantage of all this partnership affords, call 888.382.8183 or contact us today.