Last week, the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) co-hosted its annual Puerto Rico meeting which convened over 100 attendees from private sector institutions across the island.
The day-long meeting, hosted in partnership with Nexia Cardona and Papin & Associates, held informational sessions on gainful employment negotiated rulemaking, accreditation and leadership. APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson delivered the keynote address during the luncheon. His message urged institutions to be proactive and share their stories.
Over the next six years, there will be 55 million new job openings in the U.S. Nearly 32 million of these new hires will replace retiring Baby Boomers, while another 23 million will take new jobs. And by 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require postsecondary education.
To help students gain the skills that employers demand, America needs a robust postsecondary-education system, one that gives students the option of pursuing job training instead of a traditional liberal education. Yet President Obama, his White House, and the U.S. Department of Education seem focused on a campaign against career colleges -- private-sector colleges and universities, as well as certificate programs at nonprofit and public colleges.
The Brown Mackie College system of schools has signed on as a partner in ed2go/Smart Horizon Career Online Education’s (SHCOE) Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) “Commitment to Action” to help re-engage high school dropouts back into the educational system. The commitment includes an agreement to offer scholarships to 64 young adults to enable them to earn high school diplomas and career certificates from SHCOE.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute hosted the grand opening and official ribbon cutting of its new Energy Technology Center, a 15,392-square-foot steel structure that serves as headquarters for the college’s programs in Welding Technology, HVAC Technology, and Oil & Gas Electronics.
Approximately one-third of CTU’s students are active military, veterans and family members. CTU is committed to honoring military service and giving active military, veterans and their families access to an education that paves the way for the next chapter in their lives.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute (PTI) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially announce the opening of the American Academy of Culinary Arts (AACA), where great chefs prep. More than 200 chefs, general managers, food service directors, restaurateurs and hoteliers attended and tasted hors d-oeuvres prepared by AACA’s new students.
A group of high school seniors and recent high school graduates from across the U.S. were honored on Capitol Hill for their award-winning artwork in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition.
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.