August 4, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 7 million Americans were unemployed in June, while at the same time 5.7 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This jobs gap exists because millions of prospective employees lack appropriate career education, training and skills.
November 18, 2016 - Dallas - Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) announced this morning the Campaign to Create 5 Million Career Professionals in the decade ahead. Using research that connects the academic programs of postsecondary institutions in our sector to related occupations, and calculating projections using state-specific data on occupational growth demands and replacement needs, the sector has outlined its role in America’s economic and social future.
November 4, 2016 - Washington, DC - This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.4 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand "job-ready" employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training.
Original source: Pima Medical Institute
Pima Medical Institute is pleased to announce its Lead Pharmacy Instructor from the Colorado Springs campus, Jill Aldridge, was recently named Faculty of the Year by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools. Aldridge was recognized for her outstanding dedication to students. She was nominated for the award by Faculty Coordinator Monica Vanderbeek, who also works at the Colorado Springs campus.
An exciting announcement comes from Pima Medical Institute, a CECU member institution, whose Mesa campus nursing associate degree program was named number one in the state by the Arizona Board of Nursing in its 2015 report.
Taking a look at the numbers, this recognition becomes even more impressive. While the state of Arizona shows a National Council Licensure Examination’s (NCLEX) pass rate of 82.95% and an on-time graduation rate of 67.67%, Pima Medical’s Mesa campus boasts a 91.67% pass rate and a 92% on-time graduation rate for 2015.
Washington, D.C., September 9, 2015—APSCU president and CEO Steve Gunderson released the following statement today:
"Today's announcement by the Administration is just the latest extension of its multiyear effort against private sector participation in the delivery of higher education. While pushing down private sector institutions, the Administration continues to lift up the concept of free community college as the only solution for new traditional students. In doing so, they continue to ignore the millions of students who depend upon alternative education options created around career education.
Washington, D.C., July 14, 2015—The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities announced today plans to focus its collective work on postsecondary education with career skills, in response to the essential need to empower 55 million new workers with the skills by 2020.