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Career Schools on Path To Create 5 Million Career Professionals
The nation’s postsecondary career education colleges and universities prepared 556,635 career professionals in 2018 according to research published today. This brings the total number to 1,783,764 career professionals produced during the first three years of the sector’s “Campaign to Create 5 Million Career Professionals” within 10 years.
“Our sector is on pace to meet its goal to train 5 million of the next generation of career professionals,” said Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU). “However, these numbers also reveal the underlying issue of insufficient skilled workers to meet the demands of the US economy. In almost every category, we are producing fewer skilled professionals than are needed to meet the demands of both growth and retirements. This underscores why career schools are so important in providing skilled workers for the American economy.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics most recent projections (2018 – 2028) show 8.4 million new jobs being created during this time. In 2016, the sector announced the campaign as its commitment to produce no less than 5 million mid-level career professionals. Three years into the campaign, career colleges are on target to meet this pledge.
The sector’s focus on enrolling and graduating a diverse student population from historically underrepresented backgrounds results in career schools contributing a higher percentage of women and minority students to the workforce when compared to public and private nonprofit institutions. Career schools graduate 13% more women than public institutions (fig. 1). Black and Hispanic students comprise 45% of graduates (fig. 2), compared to only 20% in private non-profit schools; and 27% in public institutions.
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Durbin: Stand Up For Veterans, Students, And Families By Overturning DeVos Borrower Defense Rule
Durbin urged his Senate colleagues to support his Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution (S.J.Res. 56) of disapproval overturning the DeVos rule when it comes to the Senate floor for a vote.
AIM Addresses A&P Shortage with Move to 109,000 Square Foot Flagship Campus in Norfolk, on E Little Creek Rd
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) Chesapeake has relocated their flagship campus to a new facility at 2329 E. Little Creek Road, Norfolk, VA. This comes in juncture with AIM’s recent acquisition of Teterboro School of Aeronautics in the New York City Metro area, being the Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s 13th campus nationwide.
Sullivan names dean of College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – The Lane Report
Dr. Misty Stutz, who joined Sullivan University’s College of Pharmacy in its first year of existence, has been named dean of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
For-profit California college firm plans 2 Idaho nursing schools, including 1 in Boise – Idaho Statesman
Unitek Learnng, an 18-year-old, for-profit company headquartered in Newport Beach, offers instruction at seven Unitek College campuses in California. The Boise campus will operate in the on the second floor of the Blackeagle Center at 9300 W. Overland Road.
Private Colleges Battle Disconnects – Inside Higher Ed
The gathering — the Council of Independent Colleges Presidents Institute — began with an announcement that it had grown to its largest size ever, with 851 participants including 360 presidents and 175 of their spouses and partners in attendance.
For students with kids, college can be a lonely struggle. One program aims to help – Los Angeles Times
Nationwide, 3.8 million — one out of every five — college students are parents. At community colleges, the share is even higher at about one in four.
What’s in a Domain Name? – Inside Higher Ed
New extensions such as “.university,” “.college,” “.degree” and “.education” present an opportunity to modernize the online branding of higher education institutions that, in many cases, selected their web address in the ’80s and ’90s.