October 18, 2016 – Washington, DC – The below statement can be attributed to CECU president and CEO Steve Gunderson following actions by the U.S. Department of Education that forced the shutdown of Career Point College:
After retiring from the military after 20 years of service, Chad Littler decided to follow his dream of driving a tractor trailer to see the country. To accomplish this goal, he turned to National Tractor Trailer School.
Chad enrolled in NTTS’s 602 hour, PTDI Certified Advanced Commercial Driver Course. To complete his training, he drove 80 miles every day for 18 weeks, and successfully graduated from the program in June 2015. He is now employed by Gypsum Express of Baldwinsville, NY.
October 7, 2016, Washington, DC – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.9 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.9 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand "job-ready" employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training.
At ECPI University - Where Dreams Become Goals
By David Brandt, Director of Communications, ECPI University
How does a dream become a goal? We all have dreams, but sometimes they remain just that, an abstract wish with little chance of actually occurring. However, there are those who dream with purpose. For them, dreams become goals when they take action. At ECPI University, we see students realizing their dreams every day.
Here, our students take control of their professional futures through daily, disciplined regiments of dedication and hard work. They know there are no shortcuts. By taking full advantage of the resources at their disposal, they are setting goals and making dreams come true. Here are three students who’ve done so in spectacular fashion.
Washington, DC - September 22, 2016 - The below statement can be attributed to Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU:
"The U.S. Department of Education's decision today will have horrible ramifications for hundreds of thousands of students, thousands of dedicated faculty and staff, and hundreds of communities and employers that rely on institutions accredited by ACICS.
An exciting announcement comes from Pima Medical Institute, a CECU member institution, whose Mesa campus nursing associate degree program was named number one in the state by the Arizona Board of Nursing in its 2015 report.
Taking a look at the numbers, this recognition becomes even more impressive. While the state of Arizona shows a National Council Licensure Examination’s (NCLEX) pass rate of 82.95% and an on-time graduation rate of 67.67%, Pima Medical’s Mesa campus boasts a 91.67% pass rate and a 92% on-time graduation rate for 2015.
The Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc. (CEHE), a nonprofit group of colleges and CECU member organization, has announced that they will launch a $1 million grant program in support of displaced ITT Tech students who want to continue their education.