December 1, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) praised Chairwoman Virginia Foxx on the introduction of a proposal to reauthorize the Higher Education Act as a victory for students of all backgrounds by directly connecting the Act with jobs and career training.
September 1, 2017 – Arlington, Va. – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 7.1 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.
July 13, 2017 - Arlington, Va. – Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, recently made comments at a U.S. Department of Education public hearing held in Dallas, Texas ahead of negotiated rulemaking sessions on gainful employment and borrower defense to repayment. Read the comments here.
June 30, 2017 - Washington, DC - Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, sent the following open letter to Chairman Alexander and Chairwoman Foxx regarding the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS): Read the letter here.
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.