Arlington, Va. -- Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) today announced a new partnership as members of the Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center's prestigious Advisory Council.
“We are thrilled to add Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) as a member of our Advisory Council,” said Janet Bray, Chief Executive Officer for the CCD Center, “CECU’s commitment to career readiness and helping learners of all ages find the right career path for them makes CECU a welcome addition."
The CCD Center's mission is to make career readiness the first priority of the American education system. They seek to equip learners of all ages with the skills and education to facilitate high-quality career goals - to the benefit of jobseekers, employers, and the U.S. economy.
The CCD Center’s Advisory Council comprises leaders from education, business, government, and non-profit organizations. In addition to CECU’s recent joining, other organizations include Boston University, Western Governors University, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the National Association of Workforce Boards, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Strada Education Network.
Nicholas Kent, CECU's Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs who will be representing CECU on the CCD Center's Advisory Council, had this to say about the collaboration:
"As the only national trade association that represents private career schools across program disciplines, CECU is excited to collaborate with the CCD Center to raise awareness that all forms of educational and occupational pathways deserve dignity and respect. Coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we already see that the needs of students and the labor market look significantly different than just 16 months ago. We look forward to working with our Advisory Council colleagues to reimagine what it means for students to be career and future-ready in a post-pandemic world."
The Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center is an industry-led nonpartisan coalition committed to making career readiness the first priority of American education and dedicated to transforming career development through priorities including education reform, research initiatives, stakeholder engagement, and more. Learn more about the CCD Center by visiting www.ccd-center.org.
Please direct media inquiries to Rachel Tripp, Director of Communications, at Rachel.Tripp@career.org