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Career Education Review 

Career Education Review, the voice of career education, is the career college resource that provides higher education leaders, management, owners, and organizations with the in-depth information required to operate a successful educational enterprise. With more than 95 years in circulation, CER is a trusted ally in the admission, retention, placement, and the education of millions of prospective students every year. We serve as the daily pulse of the career education community – bringing a snapshot of the news, trends, research, and upcoming events.

Spring 2024

This issue explores the evolving landscape of postsecondary career education, emphasizing its growing appeal among learners. Topics include the impact of AI on education, adapting programs for emerging industries, and enhancing student experiences through marketing strategies. Through inspiring stories, the issue showcases the transformative journeys of students and educators, highlighting the profound impact of career education in empowering individuals to achieve their goals.

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Inside the Issue

Pathways to Success: The Role of Postsecondary Career Education
By Jenny Faubert, Vice President of Communications, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

The surge in interest in career and trade institutions reflects a growing preference among nontraditional and younger generations for accelerated career paths. Postsecondary career schools serve as crucial gateways to education, particularly for underserved groups, while addressing critical workforce shortages in high-demand fields like healthcare and the trades.

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Changing Lives
By David S. Cohen, Director of Marketing, Interactive College of Technology (ICT)

By teaching goal-setting, habit formation, and fostering supportive relationships, institutions empower students to not only excel academically but also adapt and thrive in their evolving futures.

AI is Challenging the Business Models of Higher Education Institutions
By Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD, CEO, Collaborative Media Group Inc, Canada

What are the challenges and opportunities of generative AI for changing the business models and approaches to teaching and learning used by career colleges? Will AI be transformative, or will it lead to gradual change?

Adapting Programs for Emerging Industries
Market demand signals opportunities for expansion and evolution of traditional career education programs
By Mary Claire Salmon, EdTech Writer, Lightcast

Through examples like adapting electrical programs for green jobs and responding to the cybersecurity shortage, proprietary institutions can leverage real-time job data to tailor programs, ensuring graduates are equipped with relevant skills to thrive in emerging sectors, thereby bridging the gap between education and industry demands.

The Tail and Dog of Institutional Transformation
By Anthony Bieda, Co-Founder, Transformation Collaborative®

This article provides a novel analysis of the new Gainful Employment (GE) and Financial Value Transparency (FVT) requirements and discusses the validity of fabricated/indirect proxies for effectiveness imposed by the U.S. Department of Education and accreditors compared with the organic demands of the marketplace. It then evaluates the components of an institutional dashboard that gauges relevant and timely indicators that are essential for planning and executing an initiative of transformation.

Deliver an Impactful Student Experience Across the Student Journey with a Full-Funnel Marketing Approach
By Tracy Kreikemeier, Chief Relationship Officer, EducationDynamics

Prospective students are adapting and evolving their behavior. Their journey is becoming more complex, encompassing multiple touchpoints across various channels.

From Addiction to Redemption: Graduate of InterCoast Colleges Gets a Second Chance at Life

Xavier Perez's transformation from addiction and turmoil to becoming a respected role model and addiction counselor showcases the remarkable influence of determination and self-belief, with InterCoast Colleges playing a pivotal role in his educational and personal growth.

A Dream Realized: NAA Alumni Adimil Martinez Soars in Dubai

Adimil Martinez's remarkable journey from Puerto Rico to a prestigious aviation career in Dubai showcases the transformative power of realizing one's control over their destiny, a journey that began at National Aviation Academy (NAA).

Finding Her Voice Through Skincare
By Shaira Barnette, Marketing Manager, Bellus Academy

MaryRose Leivas, an educator at Bellus Academy in Poway, CA, discovered her passion for skincare and esthetics, transforming from a shy individual nicknamed "Mouse" to a confident voice in the beauty industry.

Washington News Brief – January – March 2024
By Sharon H. Bob, Ph.D., Higher Education Specialist, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

The following Washington career college news brief is a summary of important higher education news originating from Washington D.C. Read it here.

Career Education Review Spring 2024


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