Bad Public Policy Will Displace Millions of Students Over The Next Decade; Inhibit Employer Needs For Job-Ready Workforce
Washington, D.C., March 14, 2014 – Following the public release of the gainful employment regulation NPRM, Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
With an enrollment of nearly four million students, private sector institutions provide students with access to in-demand skill training and ensure employers have access to job-ready employees. As a result of their critical role in the education to employment pipeline, private sector institutions support a multibillion dollar economy, employ tens of thousands of faculty and staff, and provide billions of dollars in tax revenue to local, state and federal government.
Private sector institutions were responsible for awarding 23 percent of all the degrees and certifications required to earn jobs in IP-intensive industries in 2012. Three-quarters of these jobs are in STEM fields: technologists, technicians, and production workers that support scientists, engineers, and managers who research, develop, and manufacture innovative products and services. This data is in a new report released today by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU).
Recognizing the financial challenges in balancing life’s demands with postsecondary education, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) released “Best Practices in Financial Literacy.”
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced that Michael Dakduk has joined the association as Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs. Dakduk joins APSCU from the nonprofit organization Student Veterans of America (SVA) where he served as the executive director.
In an effort to continue its excellence in education and put students first, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) released ”Best Practices in Recruitment and Admissions.”
The U.S. Department of Education released a proposed draft gainful employment regulation that goes well beyond the scope and impact of the previously promulgated regulation. The proposed regulation puts at risk over 2,000 postsecondary education programs that are currently serving over 200,000 students.
As part of its mission to prepare postsecondary students for jobs, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) has released the “Best Practices In Career Services and Placement,” which delivers recommendations to all postsecondary education institutions on providing successful career services for students, employers and institutions.
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan asking him to either abandon the current gainful employment negotiated rulemaking process or expand the representation on the rulemaking committee to include a fair representation of private sector institutions.
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson testified at the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “The 90/10 Rule: Improving Educational Outcomes for our Military and Veterans.”
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent a letter to Chairman John Kline of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Chairwoman Virginia Foxx of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training and Congressman Alcee Hastings applauding their introduction of H.R. 2637, The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act.
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson testified before the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity on the topic of “The Value of Education for Veterans at Public, Private and For-Profit Colleges and Universities.”
APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson released a statement following the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that they will establish a negotiated rulemaking committee for consideration of gainful employment.
Today, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) announced the recipients of the 2013 annual achievement awards. The awards honor the accomplishments of students, teachers, institutions and employers within the private sector college community.
Senators Burr and Coburn sent a letter to Education Sec. Duncan requesting an update on the Dept’s implementation of the Inspector General’s suggested corrective actions for improving transparency and proper management of the negotiated rulemaking process.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.