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Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

By Carla Cheatham, Professional School Counselor, Bremen High School; Shannon Gormley, Student Success Coordinator, Tinley Park High School and Vincent Norton, Managing Partner, Norton Norris, Inc.
As students turn to their counselors for guidance, will they continue on the path they chose pre-pandemic? And if they change their plans, how can career colleges be one of the options? There is a great opportunity as a career college sector, as the innovators, to actually work more closely and to really help those students make a smoother transition, whatever their path may be.

Immediate Steps to Set Up for Virtual Admissions

Immediate Steps to Set Up for Virtual Admissions

By Gregg Meiklejohn, Co-Founder/CEO, and Tom King, SVP, Strategic Initiatives, Enrollment Resources
As many schools rapidly shift to online operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, Admissions teams are struggling to be effective when in-person interviews are not possible. Virtual Admissions will mitigate the current disruption and also become the new normal when the dust settles.

Is virtual advising here to stay? – eCampus News

Admissions 2020 and Beyond

By Dr. Jean Norris, Managing Partner/CEO, Norton Norris, Inc.
This article examines the preferences of consumers and how other industries have adapted to realize greater success and client satisfaction. Reducing “friction” in the recruitment process and changing the value proposition in admissions are two areas that are explored in-depth.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

How to Optimize Enrollment Revenue With Lean Management

By Tom King, VP of Client Services and Training with Gregg Meiklejohn, Co-Founder/CEO, Enrollment Resources
In 2003, ER’s Gregg Meiklejohn and Shane Sparks studied ways in which Lean Management disciplines, such as Kaizen, could be reworked and used within the enrollment management process. In breaking down the marketing, admissions, and student retention processes, we were shocked to find many points of constriction and leakage.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

Pursuing Student and Exchange Visitor Program Certification to Attract International Students Benefits Career Colleges Willing to Undertake the Process

By John Willis, President, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus
One of the many ways that leaders of career schools can enhance their program offerings is to attract international students, which is proven to benefit the student, the school, and the U.S. economy. MIAT College of Technology Houston campus leaders initiated the SEVP certification process in May 2016 and secured approval in May 2017. Earlier this year, the Houston campus enrolled its first group of international students.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

Generation T Aims to Shift the Societal Perception of the Trades

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Written from an interview with Nick Gomez, President, San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) and Michael Mitchell, Trade Skills and Learning Innovation, Lowe’s Home Improvement
Lowe’s Home Improvement and more than 60 companies, including San Joaquin Valley College, are working together to change the perception of skilled trades. The movement, called Generation T, has three goals: to demonstrate the economic mobility possible with skilled trade jobs, to expose children to trade education early and to encourage students to explore career options beyond four-year degree programs.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

Stop the Roller Coaster Effect – The Art of PDL’s and Referrals

By Lisa Olmedo, Vice President of Client Relations, Gragg Advertising
Schools in our sector have a start, on average, every four to eight weeks. At this pace admissions teams can find themselves in the danger zone of what I like to call, “the roller coaster effect.” The most effective way of reducing the roller coaster effect is to build a solid PDL and referral campaign.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

The Communication Hierarchy – A Major Tool in Generating Referrals

By Dr. Jean Norris, Managing Partner at Norton Norris, Inc. and Chairman of the Board, Association for the Advancement of the College Admissions Profession (AACAP)
Everyone knows that gaining a referral from a happy customer or client is a great way to attract new business or prospective students. Generating referrals can be challenging and is best done with planning and always begins with trust.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know

Filling the Education-Healthcare Pipeline – Panel Perspectives at the UMA 360 Degree Summit

By Julene Robinson, Vice Provost of Programs & Academic Affairs, Ultimate Medical Academy
At the recent UMA 360 Summit: Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation, former governor of Massachusetts and Ultimate Medical Academy Executive Chair of the Board of Directors Jane Swift led a panel of local hospital, community, and education experts in a discussion to explore healthcare opportunities and perspectives in an industry experiencing workforce shortages and greater demands from an aging population.

Reclaiming the High School Market – What Professional School Counselors Want you to Know