Gunderson on Budget: Common Ground on Pell Can Serve As “Launch Point” In Work to Directly Connect HEA to Jobs
Budget Comes on Heels of CECU’s Landmark Proposals to Modernize and Directly Connect the Higher Education Act to Jobs – New Workforce Pell Grant Among Innovative Proposals
May 23, 2017 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) President & CEO Steve Gunderson today commented on the Trump administration’s FY 2018 Budget. Gunderson highlighted the Pell Grant as an area for common ground with Congress and the administration as CECU works to modernize and directly connect the Higher Education Act to jobs. The budget comes one day after CECU unveiled a set of landmark proposals that the association is converting into two significant pieces of bipartisan legislation - a higher education jobs bill and a bill to modernize postsecondary education.
Association Offers the Most Comprehensive, First-of-its-Kind Proposal to Connect the HEA to Jobs – Effort Underway to Convert Recommendations into Two Separate Bipartisan Bills
May 22, 2017 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) today unveiled a set of landmark proposals to modernize and directly connect the Higher Education Act to jobs. The recommendations seek to update the Higher Education Act in ways that speak to both today’s college students and their specific career needs. CECU is working to convert the recommendations into two significant pieces of bipartisan legislation - a higher education jobs bill and a bill to modernize postsecondary education.
May 5, 2017 – Washington, DC – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 7.1 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.7 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This gap in labor exists because employers demand job-ready employees and millions of prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training. One such field is phlebotomy, where 28,100 skilled professionals are needed by 2024.