LAYTON -- Eagle Gate College, the state's largest locally owned and operated career college, is opening a Weber-Davis campus at 915 N. 400 West in Layton.
Classes are scheduled to start this week.
The new campus, the institution's third, following locations in Provo and Salt Lake City, will serve Davis and Weber counties. It will offer programs in accounting, business, medical assisting, graphics design and English as a second language.
"The new campus will help the local economy by providing jobs as well as empowering graduates with an education and skills that will benefit the workforce," said Jonathan Bullen, president of Eagle Gate College. "We are bringing an educational model that has been perfected here in Utah to benefit those in Davis and Weber Counties who are looking for a quality education."
The reason for Eagle Gate's decision to expand into the Davis/Weber area was to help meet the educational needs of a fast- growing population. The college couples education with personal attention and career placement services.
Students benefit from choosing between associate degree programs or fast track options.
Eagle Gate College was founded as the Intermountain College of Court Reporting in 1979. It joined affiliations with Provo College under the same group in 2001 and was renamed Eagle Gate College. The institution currently hosts about 1,000 students and offers 13 programs of study.
For more information about Eagle College visit www.EagleGateCollege.edu, or call toll free 866-733-4441.
Draper firm hires Forthgear
KAYSVILLE -- Independent Market Inc. has engaged Kaysville-based Forthgear to refine the brands of two of its products: Top Trader and A.D. Kessler's Creative Real Estate.
The latter is a real estate investment and coaching product. Top Trader, meanwhile, is a trading and options investment and coaching program.
Forthgear will provide brand and identity development, including logos, Web sites, on-line newsletters and brochures, plus other marketing collateral.
Independent Marketing, headquartered in Draper, is a national company, formed in 1998, caters to entrepreneurial individuals seeking financial independence.
Utah biz tuition aid tops nation
On Sept. 16, in Governor Olene Walker's office, the University of Phoenix presented its annual Education Champion Award to American Express for encouraging its employees to go back to school, and for its generous tuition assistance program.
American Express management was present to accept the award.
Forty-nine percent of employers across the nation provide some form of tuition assistance to their employees, according to a July 2004 survey of 6,000 working adults. In Utah -- at five University of Phoenix campuses, that number is more than 60 percent.
The University of Phoenix is Utah's second-largest private university and America's largest private accredited university, specializing in real world education for working adults. Utah enrollment is at 3,700 students.
There are five Utah locations: Murray (main campus), Salt Lake City (downtown), Taylorsville, Provo and Ogden -- and a learning center in St. George.
It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in business, information technology, management, e-business, education, marketing, health sciences, nursing, social and behavioral science, counseling and criminal justice.
Founded in 1976, University of Phoenix currently serves more than 213,000 students at 161campuses and learning centers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.