Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Navy Veteran Mike Davila is currently attending APEX Technical School and taking the Construction & Building Skills program and plans on taking the Electrical and HVAC tracks as well.
Click here to watch Mike's interview.
CECU News - In Case You Missed It
CECU Announces Leads Generation Compliance Taskforce
At the request of some within our sector, CECU has agreed to convene and lead a taskforce that addresses new developments in the regulatory side of your work as a result of a legal order signed by the FTC and Career Education Corporation this past August. This order has implications for all schools who use lead generation. The goal of the newly created Lead Generation Compliance Taskforce is to update the current document and add a level of detail far beyond the original publication, which will assist institutions in controlling their digital messaging, communications processes and efforts across the Internet and beyond in ways that comply with this new order/consent decree.
While we have identified some potential participants for this taskforce, we invite any interested CECU Members – schools and/or allied members engaged in marketing/admissions – to share with us your interest in both participating; and or in being kept informed of our work. Please contact CECU at CECUGovernmentRelations@career.org.
URGENT! Protect Due Process in New Borrower Defense Rule!
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV) have recently introduced a Joint Resolution of Disapproval to formally overturn the new Borrower Defense rule and maintain the Obama-era rule. Please contact your Members of Congress (both Senators and Representative) asking them to oppose the “Joint Resolution to Disapprove of Secretary DeVos’ Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability Rule.”
Hundreds of Ultimate Medical Academy Students Celebrate Graduation in Tampa During 25th Anniversary Year
Hundreds of proud graduates and their family and friends totaling more than 6,100 people gathered in Tampa this week from all across the country to celebrate commencement from Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA).
Education Politics and Policy
Biden Outlines Higher Education Platform – U.S. News
FORMER VICE PRESIDENT and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden outlined a $750 billion-a-year higher education package that would make two years of community college free and supercharge federal funding for Pell grants, workforce training programs and historically black colleges and universities.
Nominations Open for Inaugural Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award
Beginning in the spring of 2020, the Presidential Cybersecurity Education Award will be presented each year to two educators, one elementary and one secondary, who instill in their students the skills, knowledge and passion for cybersecurity and related subjects.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Judge rips into Trump Education chief Betsy DeVos over student debt – Los Angeles Times
The judge said she was “astounded” that the department violated her June order to stop collecting the debts from students, who had been promised refunds of their tuition.
Report: How to Create A New System of Accountability in Higher Education – NASFAA
According to a recent report published by New America, “a new accountability system, albeit imperfect, is desperately needed, not to punish, but to drive system-wide improvement while weeding out the worst performers to protect federal investments in student aid, and by extent, students, families, and taxpayers.”
‘Enlisting’ providers to create stronger paths for military education and career success – Lumina Foundation
Veterans are more likely than non-veterans to hold certificates and certifications, with 57 percent earning some form of a non-degree credential compared to 35 percent of their non-veteran counterparts.