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.

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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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The Benefits of an Accounting Degree

We’ve all heard the jokes about accountants – they’re “boring bean counters.” Well, if you mean being engaged in meaningful, challenging work and getting paid fairly well for doing it – then, yes, it’s a “...
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Top Criminal Justice Careers

If you’re preparing for a criminal justice career at Fortis, your career options upon graduation are quite varied. While a police officer remains the most popular criminal justice job, a CJ degree can open up so many different and diverse career p...
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How to Change Careers

People change careers for any number of reasons. Perhaps their company has undergone cutbacks, or they are in dead-end jobs, or an emerging occupation seems more rewarding.   Whatever the reason, changing careers can be one of the most challengi...
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Becoming a Commercial Driver Puts You on the Road to Career Success

What do you think is the most common occupation in the United States? If you answered anything but “truck driver” you’re wrong, according to research by National Public Radio. This marks a substantive change over the past 35 years, whe...
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Season’s Greetings from Fortis Colleges & Institutes!

We extend warm greetings of the season to all our students and staff! We hope everyone has the opportunity to spend time with loved ones, and we wish a safe journey to those of you traveling during this holiday season. The holidays are a time for givi...
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How To Choose Your Career Path

Whether you’re trying to figure out what you want to do after graduation, or looking to change professions, choosing the right career path isn’t always easy. But no matter which stage you’re in, there are a few tips that can help make ...
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What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be for 2016?

December has always been one of the more festive times of the year. The holidays are upon us, and the promise of a New Year shines brightly ahead. It is truly the time of year for goodwill and cheer.     It’s also a time for self-impro...
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2015's Top Blogs to Empower & Change Your Career

With the calendar year reaching its final weeks, we wanted to compile our favorite blogs from 2015 to help kick start your career in 2016. These articles cover an array of topics from career advice to program education, or recent news to helpful in...
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Trucking Industry Recruiting Women Drivers

Think you’ve got to be a big, burly man to drive a tractor-trailer? Think again! These days, shippers, trucking companies and freight haulers are paying more and more attention to women. In fact, the American Trucking Associations reports females...
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Fortis Grads Count Their Blessings at Thanksgiving

In today’s economy, many new college grads face challenges previous generations didn’t face. It used to be that a student studied hard for several years, graduated college and then joined the workforce shortly afterward. But times are toughe...
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Find Your Dream Job with our Step-by-Step Guide to Empower Your Career

Trying to find a job or are you interested in changing your career? Looking to get more out of your skills and passion? Well earning a degree can help you! Learn how to empower and start your career with our step-by-step infographic (click to expan...
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How To Create The Perfect Resume

Earning your degree is just the first step in transforming your career into a success story. The next step, of course, is securing a job to put your new skills to good use! That means that it's time to start applying to jobs, which means that you have t...
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