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Nov 28, 2011

Welcome IOT Salem!

Valley Medical College Changes Name to Institute of Technology;
Grand Opening of New Campus Set for Thursday, December 1

SALEM, Ore. — Valley Medical College today announced that it has changed its name to Institute of Technology (IOT), reflecting the campus’s continued growth and plans to add new programs in 2012.
Valley Medical College has been training students for entry-level careers in the healthcare field in Salem since 1995. The school will continue this tradition as Institute of Technology. This name change accompanies a recent campus expansion that has doubled the footprint of the school to accommodate new enrollment growth.
"We are proud to extend the Institute of Technology name to our Salem campus," said Bill Hillard, president of BrightStar Education Group. "Salem is an important market for us, and we are committed to offering increased educational opportunities to the Salem community."
The Institute of Technology family of schools already included five campuses in California and has been operating in the Central Valley of California since 1986. Institute of Technology’s Salem campus will be the sixth campus bearing the IOT name.
A community-focused grand opening and open house will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 4 to 6 pm, with a ribbon cutting ceremony officially taking place at 4:30 pm. All members of the Salem community are invited to attend and participate in the celebration.
Institute of Technology’s Salem campus, owned and operated by BrightStar Education Group, provides training and certificate programs in the fields of licensed practical nursing (LPN), medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, medical receptionist and phlebotomy.
About BrightStar Education Group, Inc.:
BrightStar Education Group, Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company that provides education and training to more than 2,800 students at six Institute of Technology campuses in California and Oregon. BrightStar, through its subsidiaries, offers career-oriented degrees and diplomas in allied health, business, culinary, nursing and technical fields through 18 different program offerings. 
For more information about BrightStar Education Group, visit
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