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Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

By Central States Private Education Network (CSPEN)
In February, CSPEN held a Higher Education Policy meeting in Washington D.C. One of the highlights for attendees was hearing from the opening keynote speaker, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) who encouraged attendees to highlight the positive impact career schools are having at the state and local level.

CECU CEO Summit – Research Will Tell the Story of the New Sector

CECU CEO Summit – Research Will Tell the Story of the New Sector

Interview with Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)
Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) recently hosted their annual CEO Summit in Las Vegas. In our interview with Steven Gunderson, president and CEO of CECU, he discusses CECU’s commissioned research by Gallup and NDP Analytics, the political environment, the new sector, and goals for 2019.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

Mast: ‘Defining Moments’ Help People Find Purpose and Success in Life

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “A Commitment to Service” with U.S. Representative Brian Mast (FL-18)
Career colleges allow students to redefine their lives, offering opportunities to find purpose and success in their lives, according to U.S. Rep. Brian Mast. He discussed how he redefined his life after being injured in the U.S. Army at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention and Expo.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

Can Consensus be Found for the Future of Postsecondary Career Education?

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “Can We Find Consensus: The Future of Postsecondary Career Education” with Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, Ben Miller, Center for American Progress and Keith Zakarin, Duane Morris
During the closing session at the 2018 CECU Annual Convention and Expo, “Can We Find Consensus: The Future of Postsecondary Career Education,” panelists Ben Miller of the Center for American Progress and Keith Zakarin of Duane Morris discussed the path career education needs to take.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

CECU: Postsecondary Career Education Faces Opportunities and Obligations in Coming Year

Written from Statements made by Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of CECU During the CECU Meeting of the Members
The Career Education Colleges and Universities held its Annual Convention & Expo in June, where President and CEO Steve Gunderson told members about the opportunities and obligations facing the sector, and he encouraged everyone to get involved.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

‘Take Control’: How to ‘Future-Proof’ Your Institutions and Your Students

Written from CECU Plenary Presentation, “Your Role in Creating Tomorrow’s Workforce”with Seth Mattison
“Future proofing” career schools and their students is a pathway to success, said Seth Mattison, an expert on workforce trends who spoke at the 2018 Career Education Colleges and Universities Annual Convention & Expo in June. It’s not just teaching students how to do a certain job, but also ensuring they possess the evolving soft skills needed for today’s workplace.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting

The APSCU State of the Workforce Symposium Emerging Trends in the Workforce and Workplace

Opening Speech by Steve Gunderson, President and CEO, Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) For two days, APSCU convened some of the most provocative thought leaders in postsecondary education and workforce. The result was several engaging discussions on how best to close the skills gap, align academic programming with workforce demands, and best serve today's new traditional student.

Highlights From CSPEN’s 2019 Higher Education Policy Meeting