Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) marked its fourth consecutive year producing over 500,000 workforce-ready professionals. The sector graduated 529,371 students in 2019 skilled for a wide range of in-demand careers including: nursing, transportation, and business administration. The announcement was made at CECU’s annual CEO Summit in Denver.
“In 2016, our sector began a 10-year commitment to provide the nation with over five million new trained professionals,” said Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU. “We remain on track to meet this commitment despite the number of schools in the sector declining. The good news is that the number of graduates per school continue to increase, resulting in higher numbers of skilled workers to contribute to the American economy.”
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, made the following statement regarding the future of higher education in America:
“Career education colleges and universities have delivered access, opportunities, and outcomes in higher education to millions of Americans for decades, through Democrat and Republican Administrations. This sector will continue to play its important role and perform its job educating students and preparing them for in-demand careers.