Wilmington, Del. (April 8, 2010) — Dawn Career Institute is pleased to announce Shannon Yerkic has joined DCI as Chief Operating Officer of Admissions and Career Services. Yerkic, who is particularly well-versed in the challenges that career college students must overcome, brings years of experience in admissions and career services to his new role. He will work with Dawn’s faculty and admissions staff to ensure that the Institute’s current and future students receive the attention and high-quality services they need to succeed in their educations and careers.
"I’m eager to have the opportunity, and look forward to displaying the same dedication and determination that has enabled my former clients, companies and teams’ success and look forward to fostering those results to the students and employees of Dawn Career Institute Inc.," Yerkic said.
In his former roles, Yerkic served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for a consulting and training firm within proprietary education that focused on working with online and ground colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. Yerkic served as Managing Director at Huntington Learning Center where he set sales records from the onset. In addition, he also served separate tenures as Director of Admissions and Director of Career Services at Florida Technical College where he raised the placement rate by 52 percent within a six-month period, as well as the enrollment rate by 75 percent from the previous year’s statistics. Yerkic was also a Healthcare Recruiter at Maxim Healthcare Services, where he managed over 150 healthcare professionals and provided service to over 132 clients. Yerkic is a graduate of Valdosta State University.
“I am excited to bring my experience, energy and enthusiasm to the position of Chief Operating Officer of Admissions and Career Services at Dawn Career Institute Inc.,” Yerkic said. “With my previous background consisting of executive/corporate management within proprietary and supplemental education, I feel my insight and experience will complement and assist an already impressive organization reach extraordinary educational goals.”
About Dawn Career Institute
Based in Wilmington, Del., Dawn Career Institute is a career education institution that provides graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to establish careers. With access to major employers throughout the mid-Atlantic, tri-state area, Dawn Career Institute offers programs in some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields: healthcare, wellness and business. Dawn Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For more information, visit www.DawnCareerInstitute.edu.