October 27, 2017 – Nashville, Tn. – Last year, the postsecondary career education sector embarked on a long-term commitment to create five million career professionals in the decade ahead. The goal of the campaign was to outline the importance of career education in meeting the job demand of the 21st century by connecting academic and occupational government data to local employment projections. First-year results* of the campaign show that career colleges and universities produced about 630,000 academic awards last year.
Making sure our students have the resources and support they need to succeed in their postsecondary education pursuits is an issue of paramount concern. Steve Gunderson, CECU president and CEO, and Joe Laskowski, managing partner and chief marketing officer at Higher Ed Growth, discussed this issue and how it relates to the future of success in higher education.
October 19, 2017 - Arlington, Va. – Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) President and CEO Steve Gunderson issued the following statement in response to House introduction of H.R. 4078, the Expanding Education for America’s Workforce Act of 2017, which would establish programs providing access to affordable and meaningful post-secondary higher education options that lead to good paying jobs. The legislation is sponsored by Representatives Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL).
October 17, 2017 - Arlington, Va. - Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, strongly criticized the action by 17 attorneys general to file a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Education’s actions on Obama-era regulations impacting for-profit schools.
October 6, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 6.8 million Americans were unemployed in June, while at the same time 6.2 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This jobs gap exists because millions of prospective employees lack appropriate career education, training and skills.
October 4, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – Today, Career Education Colleges and Universities president & CEO Steve Gunderson delivered testimony to the Department of Education at a public hearing on the topic of federal regulatory reform.
“Career education represents an important option for students and workers as innovations have dramatically changed the delivery of academic programs,” said Gunderson. “About 2.3 million students are engaged in postsecondary education in our sectors schools, and these students are impacted daily by the maze of regulations that define how a school serves their academic and career learning. We applaud the department for their commitment to review, revise or reduce these regulations that impede the delivery of access and opportunity to our students, and we stand ready to work with you in further review of these regulations.”