Career Quest Celebrates Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

Career Quest Learning Centers (CQLC) will celebrate the grand opening of its newest campus, located at 2116 S. Mission Street (Stadium Mall) in Mt. Pleasant, on Thursday, January 12. There will be an open house from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by the ribbon cutting with the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce at 4:30.

CQLC will begin offering healthcare programs at the Mount Pleasant location this month, including:

·       Medical Assistant

·       Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

·       Phlebotomy Technician

“We have spent much of the past year or so talking to healthcare employers in the area to learn more about their needs and how we can help fill them,” explained CQLC President Melissa Soderberg. “Our research showed that there was a high demand for healthcare professionals in the Mt. Pleasant area and most of the other schools have long waiting periods, so that’s what we’ll start with.”

Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in today’s economy, and Career Quest has worked hard to develop programs that prepare students for the jobs that are in demand today. Their concentrated programs can be completed in eight months for certain certifications and 15 months for an Associate of Applied Science Degrees.

Everyone who attends the event will be invited to enter a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.  Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Since 1995, Career Quest Learning Centers has implemented its mission to change lives by putting people to work in their chosen field through technical and personal skills training.  Career Quest provides quality education and training with the equipment and technology found in the current workplace. For more information, visit



“I am a completely different person than when I started my program. I have so much more confidence now. I really think I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Before I started here, I wasn’t very happy with my life. Now I’m smiling all the time.” 


“The instructors at Career Quest are awesome,” she said. “I couldn’t have done this on my own. They really do set you up to succeed.”