General Education

FORTIS delivers a career-focused education suited for working adults like you who are looking to achieve their professional goals. Whether you want to start a career in Commercial Truck Driving or the Beauty & Wellness field, Fortis can provide you with the education you need to further your career. We also are dedicated to helping students succeed after they graduate our programs. We’re focused on providing high-quality resume assistance and career building tips.

Jobs a CDL Qualifies You For

With a CDL (commercial driver’s license) you’ll be on the road to an exciting career…and potentially, several exciting careers. Yes, you could be clocking 100,000 to 110,000 miles a year as a long-haul driver but, if you don’t p...
Read more »

How to Know if Massage Therapy is the Right Career for You

Do you think you want to become a Massage Therapist, but you’re not sure if it’s really the right career choice for you? Well, you could take Owl Guru’s one-minute quiz to see if massage therapy and you are a match. But, before you go...
Read more »

How Can I Get My Commercial Driver’s License?

Is that a trick question? Well, yes…and no. While the requirements for getting a commercial driver’s license, or CDL, do vary slightly from state to state, we can provide four steps that will serve as a basic guide on what to expect. Befor...
Read more »

How to Become a Massage Therapist

A frequent massage therapist comment is: “I feel fortunate to have found work I love.” Massage Therapy is a career that helps people in meaningful ways while providing a good measure of personal contact. If it’s a career you’re ...
Read more »

Choosing The Path That's Right For You

Thinking about college but just aren’t sure what career and educational path you want to follow? You’re not alone. As many as half of all college students start out as “undeclared.” They see the value of higher education, but jus...
Read more »

How To Set Professional Goals for 2018

OK, January is now behind us but there are still many more months in the year. There’s still time to set some career goals for 2018, and there is no reason why it can’t be an amazing year for you, career-wise. Studies show that people who s...
Read more »

Bridge to Employment

Johnson & Johnson established its Bridge to Employment (BTE) program some 26 years ago to help prepare students for STEM2D careers (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing & Design). This J&J program has grown to become ...
Read more »

Steps Toward Obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License

A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) opens the door to a host of career opportunities. And, while there are federal guidelines for getting your CDL, each state also has its own regulations and application procedures, so the testing process can be a...
Read more »

Preparing for the New Year

For most of us, the New Year is a time to assess goals and potential changes in our lives. Many New Year’s resolutions center around changing or enhancing work-related tasks – maybe even preparing for new careers. For those of you consideri...
Read more »

What You Gain From Furthering Your Education

It used to be a high school diploma was all you needed for most jobs – brain surgery and rocket science aside! Today, most good-paying jobs require either a college degree or specialized post-secondary training and skills development. Over and ab...
Read more »

7 Reasons to Become A Truck Driver

Truck driving is a career that sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves; however, drivers are in high demand almost everywhere across the country. According to Trucking Info, finding and keeping qualified drivers, especially in the long-haul...
Read more »

Gallup: Grads Rate Career School Experience Better Than Four-Year Program

A Gallup and Strada Education Network collaboration study found half of post-secondary education graduates would change something about the experience – whether degree type, institution or major. However, the study also found those who complete a ...
Read more »

Hot Jobs That Matter

Many people today are riding the wave of so-called “compassionate careers.” Listen to workers talk about their career goals, and you likely will hear such comments as “Making a positive impact on my organization, or “helping solv...
Read more »

Are Smaller Class Sizes Better for Education?

Surprisingly, the verdict is still out on that question. Many studies have been done and most show a positive connection between smaller class sizes and improved student achievement; however, the question of the cost typically clouds the value of r...
Read more »

What’s Your Career Type?

Most people need some sort of preparation prior to entering a career. But what should you study or train for if you’re not sure what you want to do after graduation? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests the first step should be to explore ...
Read more »

7 Reasons Tractor-Trailer Driving Is a Good Career Choice

Truck driving is a career that sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves. However, drivers are in high demand almost everywhere across the country. According to Trucking Info, finding and keeping qualified drivers, especially in the long-haul...
Read more »

What’s the Difference Between a Job and a Career?

At Fortis, education programs are designed to prepare students for the career or job of their choosing. What’s the difference? In a nutshell, a job is something one does to earn a living, while a career is a series of related jobs that provide the...
Read more »

What Certifications Does a Massage Therapist Need?

Massage therapists are certified professionals who use touch to ease a variety of ailments, including muscular spasms, pain, stiffness and poor circulation throughout the body. Among other healing techniques, in combination with essential oils and lotio...
Read more »

Empowering Students With Career Education in Alabama

Fortis is committed to providing quality education opportunities to Alabama residents. With over 10 different career education programs across six different Alabama campuses. Learn how we've helped students at each of these campuses achieve their goals ...
Read more »

Driverless Tractor Trailers? Not Any Time Soon

Google’s self-driving cars have logged more than one million test miles to date. So, will driverless tractor trailers hit our highways in the future? The answer probably is “yes” – but not for decades, or at least not in signific...
Read more »
Page 1 of 2First   Previous   [1]  2  Next   Last