Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Pamela Larry talks about her experience of being able to go to the school of her choice. After realizing community college was not a good fit for her, she has found her place at Western Tech.
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CECU News - In Case You Missed It Last Week
Chairman Alexander's Mini-HEA Reauthorization Text Released
On September 26th, Senator Alexander, Chairman of the committee overseeing higher education policy, released legislative text aligned with several bipartisan bills to update the Higher Education Act (HEA) partially.
Most importantly, there are no changes to the 90/10 rule, and the short-term Pell proposal includes our sector. A recent bipartisan bill, the JOBS Act, removed our sector from taking part in short-term Pell, but Sen. Alexander’s proposal includes our sector. This is a significant victory for CECU. We’ve been working very hard to keep anti-sector text out of any final language. And we’ve succeeded!
CECU Statement on Chairman Alexander’s HEA Reauthorization Proposal
Following Chairman Lamar Alexander’s release of eight bipartisan bills to rewrite parts of the Higher Education Act, Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
“Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is one of the most important items this Congress can accomplish. While everything in higher education has changed since the last reauthorization, the law underpinning higher education remains stuck in the past.”
You Should Know…the Rest of the Story!
First, you should know that no sector has done more since the publication of the three-year cohort default rates to improve their outcomes than our sector. The proprietary sector rate fell from 22.7% to the current rate of 15.2%, a 33% decrease from the 2009 rate.
CECU Statement on U.S. Department of Education Release of National Student Loan Cohort Default
Following the U.S. Department of Education’s release of the FY2016 national cohort default rate. Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
“Our sector is fully committed to ensuring our students’ success. We have spent the better part of a decade focused on improving access and outcomes at our colleges and universities. This is exhibited in lower overall default rates and higher graduation rates. As part of the larger higher education ecosystem, we also want to see every student in every sector of higher education succeed.”
Alexander's HEA plan sparks criticism but also White House praise - POLITICO
Steve Gunderson, the head of Career Education Colleges and Universities, which represents for-profit colleges, praised Alexander’s proposal, especially the expansion of Pell Grants for short-term programs. “As the colleges and universities exclusively focused on career skills and workforce preparation, we stand ready to work with students to use these grants to make as many Americans career ready and future proof as possible,” Gunderson said in a statement.
Labor Day, except for Veterans!
Career Education Review
By Steve Gonzalez, Executive Director of Veterans for Career Education
Labor Day 2019 marked one of the best years ever for jobs in the United States. The unemployment rate stands at record lows. The jobs vacancies are at all-time highs. Wages are increasing as demand for skilled workers grows.
Nightingale College Hosts Meet-and-Greet Event and Opens Enrollment into the BSN Program
Nightingale College held a Meet-and-Greet Event in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 24th to introduce its baccalaureate nursing degree program and celebrate its local health care partners.
Florida Career College Donates Desks to the School District of Palm Beach County
Florida Career College is proud to announce that we have partnered with the School District of Palm Beach County to donate used desks from our Florida Career College campuses throughout Florida, specifically our West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach campuses.
California’s new online community college to open after months of planning – Ed Source
California’s newest two-year institution — the online-only Calbright College — opens on Tuesday and for the first time, and students will be able to register and enroll in programs that are intended to serve an entirely new adult and underemployed population.
Frito-Lay whets students’ appetites for manufacturing jobs – Education Dive
The difficult-to-fill position requires a specialized two-year degree, and it was a key role for which the company saw serious shortages of skilled candidates.
Education Politics and Policy
Alexander Backs College Transparency Act – Inside Higher Ed
Senator Lamar Alexander, the GOP chairman of the Senate education committee, signed on last week as a co-sponsor of the College Transparency Act, legislation that would remove the federal ban on a student-level data system.
Secretary DeVos Announces New Grant Awards that Encourage Grantees to Rethink Education
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced $123 million in new grant awards to 41 school districts, nonprofit organizations and state educational agencies across the United States as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program.
2028 Employment Projections Show Relevance of CTE – CTE Policy Watch
WorkforceGPS has released long-term employment projections for 2018 to 2028 that cover more than 800 occupations and 290 industries at the national level. The report presents trends and projections for in-demand industries, and the growth and decline in different sectors.
Why Even New Grads Need to Reskill for the Future – Harvard Business Review
College degree programs simply cannot keep pace with how fast things are changing in the workforce. Many students are currently being prepared for jobs that no longer exist, and many don’t have the right skills for the job they want.