Unitek College Welcomes CAO, Dr. Abdel Yosef and Associate Dean, Dr. Louise Timmer

Fremont, California – May 30, 2017 – Unitek College welcomes two accomplished education professionals to their leadership team: Dr. Abdel Yosef as Chief Academic Officer and Dr. Louise Timmer as Associate Dean.

Dr. Abdel Yosef, a distinguished professional with over a decade of proven performance as Vice President and Academic Dean, has been promoted to Chief Academic Officer at Unitek College. As a Nurse Educator, certified by the National League for Nursing, Dr. Yosef was an award-winning instructor based on student evaluations. His years of experience in regional and national accreditation, Higher Education, Board of Registered Nursing Regulations and Vocational Nursing Regulations and CCNE accreditation will enhance the quality of Unitek’s education programs and continue our goal of excellence in Clinical Partner Relations.

In other roles, Dr. Yosef has served as President of California Career Institute and Lead Faculty and Course Content Expert at California State University. Yosef earned his BSN from Jordan University of Science and Technology, his Master of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University, and his PhD in Nursing Education from University of San Diego.

Dr. Louise Timmer has been a prominent nursing educator and leader for over thirty years. Most recently she was Campus College Chairperson for the University of Phoenix BSN and MSN nursing programs. Prior to that, she served as Chief Academic Officer at the College of Medical Aesthetics. For over twenty-five years, she was a nursing professor at California State University where she was also Director of the LVN to RN Associate Degree Program. She has also served as President of the American Nurses Association of California for five years.

Dr. Timmer is a dynamic public speaker and has been a presenter at national and international nursing conferences. She earned her nursing diploma at University of Southern California, her MSN at The Catholic University of America, and her EdD in Education and Nursing at University of San Francisco.

Unitek College is one California’s leading healthcare and nursing colleges, offering a wide range of certificate and degree programs. Taught by current experts, Unitek programs teach the best-practice clinical technique and theory used in the field today. Equipped with a mastery of sought-after skills, Unitek College graduates are prepared to excel in many of the fastest-growing careers in healthcare and nursing. Unitek College also offers one of the most respected IT certification programs for computer and network support technicians.

Unitek College Holiday Charity Raffle Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: The 2015 Unitek College Holiday Charity (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the state of California who are at least eighteen (18) years old as of December 7, 2015 and who are actively enrolled at Unitek College (“Unitek”). Employees of Unitek and its affiliate companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: Unitek College, LLC, 4670 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, CA 94538

3. Timing: The Contest begins on December 7, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This period is the “Contest Period”. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device to determine the start and end of the Contest Period.

4. How to Enter: During the Contest Period, make a donation of non-perishable food items, new or used toys, or new or used winter clothing. Donors receive one entry in the contest for each day a donation is made.

Limit: Each participant may enter only one (1) time each day during the Contest Period by donating one or more items. Participants may enter more than one (1) time during the contest period, but not more than one (1) time per day. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one entry per day by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

How Winners Are Determined: Multiple winners will be chosen during a random drawing. Each entrant can win only once. Repeat winners will win the first prize their ticket is associated with. Any additional tickets pulled for a participant that has already won will be thrown out of the running for additional prizes. Sponsor will contact winners beginning on January 11, 2015.

5. Prizes: The winners will be notified by email and/or phone call. Each winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules; winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the prize to an alternate potential winner.

6. Prizes: The GRAND PRIZE at each campus is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Other prizes include $25 Starbucks Gift Cards, $5 Starbucks Gift Cards, Movie Tickets, Unitek College Branded Items (to include, but not limited to: candy jars, notebooks, mugs, tumblers, water bottles, lanyards, pens, and badge reels), and candy. Additional prizes in the form of gift cards may be distributed at Unitek College’s discretion. Prizes will be delivered in person at your Unitek College campus. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute other prizes of equal or greater value upon notice or change in Contest rules.

Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.

7. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winners’ consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winners’ names, likeness, photographs, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

8. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, at any time. Sponsor may amend these Official Rules without prior notice at any time for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

9. Limitations of Liability: All winners, for themselves their heirs and any persons claiming under them, agree to release and hold forever harmless Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, officers, employees for any injuries, accidents, misfortunes, or causes of action arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest, acceptance of any prize, use of any prize or from any other prize related activity.

10. Choice of Law. These rules and this Contest is governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California. All disputes relating to the Contest will be resolved by reference to binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.

UNITEK COLLEGE SACRAMENTO CAMPUS AWARDED SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Prestigious award honors College for maintaining high levels of achievement among their students

Sacramento, Calif. (September 20, 2015) – Unitek College announced that its Sacramento campus has been awarded the 2015 School of Excellence Award by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. The School of Excellence Award recognizes ACCSC-accredited institutions for their commitment to the rigors of ACCSC accreditation as well as the efforts made by the institution to maintain high levels of achievement among their students.

“The ACCSC School of Excellence Award is an incredible testament to the fact that we at Unitek College are rigorously working to empower our student community with skills and knowledge to further their professional goals. We are thrilled our Sacramento campus has been recognized with this prestigious award. The campus leadership and faculty teams have one unified agenda to ensure student success.” Says Janis Paulson, CEO, Unitek College.

The annual ACCSC School of Excellence Award involves a stringent evaluation process. The institution must be in good standing and average rates of graduation and graduate employment must meet or exceed those across all ACCSC-accredited institutions. Unitek College’s Fremont campus was the recipient of the ACCSC School of Excellence Award in 2013.

Unitek College Sacramento has been providing educational opportunities in vocational nursing, medical assisting and information technology for the Sacramento community since 2006. The training college has doubled total laboratory space in the past year and now offers over 10,000 square feet of real-world workplace learning space.

Just last month, the Sacramento campus launched a dental assisting program and debuted a community health fair that was attended by hundreds of Sacramento local residents. In partnership with the Sacramento Metro Chamber, Unitek College offered community members complimentary health screenings, fitness demonstrations, and local government resources.

“Receiving this recognition affirms the commitment Unitek College has to providing our students with the instruction, tools and technology needed to create a better life,” says Scott King, Campus Director, Sacramento campus. “Our modern simulation laboratories and rigorous curriculum challenge students to meet the highest standards to ensure they are successful in the real world.”

About Unitek College

Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with campuses in Fremont, San Jose, Concord, Sacramento, Hayward and South San Francisco. The vocational school offers a range of nursing programs including a Bachelor’s of Science (RN to BSN completion program), Certificate & Associate degrees in Vocational Nursing, and an LVN-to-RN Transition Associate degree. Other Certificate programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting and Information Technology.

The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Unitek College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is licensed to operate as an accredited institution by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Vocational Nursing program offered at Unitek College is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Unitek College’s LVN to RN Transition ADN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.

To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-518-6601.

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UNITEK COLLEGE ANNOUNCES 1st ANNUAL SACRAMENTO COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLNESS FAIR, CAMPUS EXPANSION & DENTAL LAB RIBBON CUTTING

In partnership with the Sacramento Metro Chamber, this free public event features preventive health screenings, lively fitness demos & community resources Sacramento, Calif., (June 16, 2015)Unitek College today announced their first Sacramento Community Health and Wellness Fair in partnership with the Sacramento Metro Chamber. The 1st Unitek Sacramento Annual Health & Wellness Fair will be held Thursday, July 16 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and is free and open to the public. The event will bring together healthcare professionals for preventive screenings and government agencies to provide resources for seniors, veterans and the local community.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the event at 11:00 a.m. for Unitek College’s new dental lab campus expansion and the launch of their dental assisting program. Unitek College Sacramento has been providing educational opportunities in vocational nursing, medical assisting and information technology for the Sacramento community since 2006. They have doubled total laboratory space in the past year and now offer over 10,000 square feet of real-world workplace learning space.

“Unitek College has a track record of positioning tomorrow’s leaders in the health care industry for success and the recent campus expansion and new dental training lab signal their continued commitment to providing quality nursing, dental and IT education to the region,” said Sacramento Metro Chamber President & CEO Peter Tateishi. “A thriving business community relies on healthy, happy employees and Unitek College plays an important role in shaping our workforce.”

Over 40 Sacramento businesses including Prime Time Boxing, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Cal Fit & Bike, Sacramento Urban Gym, Home Instead Senior Care, ALLMED Medical Corporation and the Center for Community Health & Well Being will provide demonstrations, giveaways and classes for all ages. Government and community agencies such as California Phones and, Alternatives in Pregnancy Center, will be onsite providing instant access to resources and referrals.

Attendees will have access to diet & exercise information, blood pressure and fitness testing, oral cancer and vision screening, glucose testing and free massages. Healthy snacks, juices and an ice cream truck will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.

“Unitek College is excited to bring our dental assisting program to the Sacramento campus,” says Scott King, President of the Sacramento campus. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental Assisting jobs are expected to grow 25% through the year 2022. Unitek College is poised to provide workforce training in this field with our fully-equipped lab and experienced instructors.”

The health fair will take place at Unitek College’s Sacramento campus located at 1111 Howe Avenue, Suite 300, Sacramento, Calif. For more information and to RSVP for the event, call 888-518-6601. Detailed information and an event and campus FAQ is available to the media upon request.

About Unitek College

Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with a campus in Fremont and campuses in Sacramento and San Jose. The vocational school offers a range of nursing programs including a Bachelor’s of Science (RN to BSN completion program), Certificate & Associate degrees in Vocational Nursing, and an LVN-to-RN Transition Associate degree. Other offerings include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician and Information Technology certificate programs.
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Unitek College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is licensed to operate as an accredited institution by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Unitek College’s LVN to RN Transition ADN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-518-6601.

Unitek college announces second annual community health fair & fremont mayor harrison ground breaking & ribbon-cutting

In partnership with Fremont Chamber of Commerce, the event features preventive health screenings, massage, wellness and government resourcesFremont, Calif., (February 3rd, 2015) – Unitek College today announced their second community health fair in partnership with the Fremont Chamber of Commerce. The Annual Health Fair will be held Wednesday, February 18th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and is free and open to the public.Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison will initiate the event at 10:30 a.m. with a ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Unitek College’s new campus expansion.

“We are honored to organize and host the Fremont Health and Wellness Resource Fair again in February and welcome all Tri-City residents to attend and educate themselves on health, fitness, and wellness”, said Janis Paulson, chief executive officer of Unitek College and parent company Health Ed, Inc. “This year we have the chance to expand our reach, connecting the community with even more of our local hospitals, healthcare professionals, government agencies, and resources to provide preventive health screenings and assistance referrals.”

In honor of February’s American Heart Month, exhibitors will provide giveaways and material promoting wellness and awareness. Attendees will get an opportunity to engage with several vendors and agencies for diet & exercise information, blood pressure & fitness testing, oral cancer and vision screening, glucose testing and free massages. Special resources will also be available for veterans and seniors.

“Unitek College is an important asset in the Fremont community,” says Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison. “Events such as this health fair allow members of the community to receive preventive health screenings as well as access to fitness and wellness resources, all under one roof. The ground-breaking for Unitek’s campus expansion demonstrates their commitment to provide quality nursing education in the Tri-City area.”

The health fair will take place at Unitek College’s Fremont campus located at 4580 Auto Mall Parkway, Fremont, Calif. For more information on the event, call 888-775-1514 or visit Fremont Community Health and Wellness fair.

About Unitek College

Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program. The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Unitek College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Unitek College’s LVN to RN Transition ADN program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.

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UNITEK COLLEGE ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF NCP COLLEGE OF NURSING

Schools combine under common ownership to create one of the largest bodies of pre-licensure health care students and graduates in the Bay AreaFremont, Calif., (December 30, 2014) – HealthEd, Inc., the parent company of Unitek College, today welcomed NCP College of Nursing into the HealthEd Family of companies. As a combined education group, the two nursing colleges will generate among the largest number of health care pre-licensure students and health care graduates in the Bay Area. This acquisition is part of HealthEd Inc.’s long-term strategy to address the world’s nursing shortage.

“We wanted to partner with someone of vision with high-quality nursing programs,” said Janis Paulson, chief executive officer of Unitek College and Health Ed, Inc. “NCP College of Nursing has a stellar reputation and a large number of students served. This relationship allows us to expand our geographical area, serving a wider area in the Bay Area and venturing into the Peninsula, as we address the growing nursing and healthcare shortage.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent growth in employment for registered nurses from 2012–2022 compared to an 11 percent average growth rate for all occupations. As the Affordable Care Act gains traction and the aging “Baby Boomer” generation grows, there is a growing shortage of primary care physicians and nursing graduates, which is creating an incredible opportunity for job growth in the health care sector.

“Unitek College and NCP College of Nursing reach individuals who may not have thought college was for them, and may often be first time college students in their family,” says Christy Torklidson, chief academic officer of Unitek College.

Both colleges are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Unitek College was recently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for its Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

“NCP has spent many years reaching out and being a community-based institution in the East Bay and Northern Peninsula,” says Milo Jocson, president and chief operating officer of NCP College of Nursing. “We continue to foster those relationships with the community and the clinical sites we are associated with. We look to this combined organization to continue to expand that type of outreach to the communities we serve because that’s where our new graduates will come from.”

About Unitek College

Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with a campus in Fremont, a campus in Sacramento and a campus in San Jose. Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, and an online Bachelors of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program. The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Unitek College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).Unitek College is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Unitek is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians for training in vocational nursing and is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing for LVN to RN Transition ADN program. To learn more about Unitek College, and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.unitekcollege.edu or call 888-775-1514.

About NCP College of Nursing

Founded in 1993 by Nelly Jocson, RN, NCP College of Nursing has offered nursing training to a diverse student body for over 17 years. NCP College of Nursing offers a Licensed Vocational Nursing training program from its Hayward and South San Francisco campuses and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician (BVNPT) and is approved by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). NCP is also approved under the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, to train veterans and eligible persons. To learn more about NCP College of Nursing and the programs offered at each of its campuses, visit www.ncpcollegeofnursing.edu or call 800-611-4054.

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