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Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Written by Sara Klein from a CECU Hill Day presentation by Nicholas Kent, Senior Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, CECU
At the 2021 CECU Hill Day, Nicholas Kent presented data showcasing the many reasons why for-profit institutions do better or just as well as public and nonprofit sectors. Some of the criteria discussed were the diversity of students enrolled, growth, access, graduation and retention rates, financial aid, and tuition rates, among others.

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The Future of Work After COVID-19 Report

By Sara Klein
A report by the McKinsey Global Institute published in February titled “The future of work after COVID-19” discusses how the pandemic affected the economy. The pandemic has changed how the workplace is structured, and one of the conclusions the report found was low-wage occupations will be declining while high-wage occupations will be increasing, causing many workers to seek education in training and skills.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Unfair Application of “The LeBlanc Method”

By The Consumer Action for a Strong Economy
Emulating the behavior of a monopoly, the education establishment has employed every tool at its disposal to limit and thwart career colleges. Employing allies in government and the courts, they rely on an unfair double standard to prevent students from seeking the opportunities career colleges offer.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

2021 Web Trends and Their Impact on Business

By Doug Perez, Professor of Data Science, University of Advancing Technology
The year 2020 was a time of profound change throughout the world, and it brought a range of adaptations people have made to adjust to the new normal. This article describes some of the trends we can look forward to in 2021 and how they impact the way we do business.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

The Future of Career Education

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
Institutions that find a way to offer shorter, cheaper, high quality programs and credentials that lead directly to good employment opportunities, will be in high demand over the next several years as we work our way out of an economic depression and transition to the next normal in post-secondary education.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Combating Isolation and Loneliness in the Age of COVID-19

By Mireidy Fernandez, PsyD, Adjunct Faculty, Florida National University
Dr. Fernandez discusses how isolation, detachment and loneliness as a result of social distancing have taken center stage during COVID-19. The article explains this scenario and offers helpful techniques to overcome those feelings, which for some individuals often run parallel with anxiety and depression.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines – A Book Review

By Dr. Wallace E. Boston, Jr., President Emeritus, American Public University System
After reading a short blurb about “Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines,” by Lumina CEO Jamie Merisotis, Boston was skeptical that anyone would be able to make an argument that the number of jobs will increase as AI continues to be embraced by more and more companies. After reading and rereading “Human Work,” Boston continues to be a skeptic, but is more of a believer in the methodology proposed by Mr. Merisotis.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Trends and Opportunities from the 2020 General Election

Written from a presentation given at the CECU CEO Summit by Bruce Mehlman, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
The 2020 election is one many people will not forget, as a record number of people voted absentee due to the ongoing pandemic, charges of voter fraud continued for weeks after Election Day and President Trump mounted legal challenges to overturn the results. But Bruce Mehlman, founder of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, a bi-partisan government relations firm in Washington, D.C., said trends can be seen in the election results, as well as opportunities for the future that makes him optimistic for change and collaboration.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors

A Phenomenological Exploration of Adult Basic Education Teachers’ Experiences with Professional Development

By Joel Floyd, Ph.D., Chief Executive Director of Adult ESL and Continuing Education, English for a Lifetime Language Institute and Steven Roth, Ed.D., Graduate Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Master’s Programs in Education, Keiser University
Adult basic education (ABE) teachers’ lack of professional development is alarming given that their primary responsibilities are to instruct nontraditional adult learners in obtaining basic literacy skills to prepare this student population for the workforce. Employing a phenomenological research methodology, this study included five ABE teachers’ lived experiences with professional development. The results indicated that the ABE field lacked a stable and consistent professional development program.

Data Shows Career Colleges Fare Well When Compared to Public and Nonprofit Sectors