ECPI University Steps Up to Address Workforce Shortages in Tech and Nursing with August 5th Open House

Columbia, SC -- In a targeted response to the acute workforce shortages in the Tech and Nursing sectors throughout the Southeast, ECPI University will hold a comprehensive Open House on Saturday, August 5, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This strategic event is designed to encourage a diverse set of potential students - including first-generation college students, career switchers, active-duty military personnel, and recent veterans - to explore and consider a future in the high-demand fields of technology and healthcare. Since its establishment in 1966, ECPI University has remained committed to bridging the workforce gap by providing academic programs closely aligned with industry needs.

"Beyond introducing potential students to our educational offerings, this Open House is a direct response to the workforce shortages we are currently facing,” said ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “Our experienced faculty and comprehensive support systems are prepared to assist attendees in taking the first steps towards considering a career in these critical sectors.”

Attendees can expect an enriching day packed with unique experiences, including:

• Detailed Campus Tours: Get a firsthand look at the hands-on classrooms and labs preparing students for the tech and nursing jobs of tomorrow.

• Immersive Lab Simulations: Engage with interactive demonstrations that showcase the dynamic, hands-on learning approach to ECPI’s curriculum.

• Access to Faculty: Connect with ECPI University’s team of expert educators, gain insights about the academic programs, and learn about the potential career pathways post-graduation.

• Guided Admissions and Financial Aid Consultation: ECPI will walk students through the application process and the financial aid opportunities available, ensuring the path to a new career is as smooth as possible.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2021 to 2031 the overall employment for healthcare occupations is projected to grow 13%, and computer and information technology jobs are expected to grow 15%. With a well-established network of campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, ECPI University is committed to equipping students with the skills necessary to succeed in a variety of fields including health sciences, nursing, technology, business, and criminal justice.

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About ECPI University

Founded in 1966, ECPI University is a private university with 17 locations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas and online. ECPI is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Questions about the accreditation of ECPI may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( The university has programs in technology, nursing, health science, business, criminal justice, and culinary arts. Program availability varies by campus. For more information, visit

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