2016 Summer Newsletter

  • KACCS annual awards
  • Upcoming events
  • A message from KACCS’ president
  • Legislative update
  • Students Presented a Citation of Appreciation
  • Radio Personality Gets His Big Break
  • A Mother Daughter Team Realizing Their Dreams
  • Online Training Center Opportunities
  • Registration for the KACCS Annual Meeting & Educational Conference
  • And more

KACCS Summer 2016 Newsletter

2016 Spring Newsletter

  • 2016 Career College Day at the Capitol
  • New Member
  • A Message from KACCS’ President
  • Legislative Update
  • KACCS Board Member Receives Award
  • Students Tour Capitol
  • Save the Date
  • New Campus President
  • New Campus Location Opening
  • Program Addresses Critical Workforce Shortages
  • KACCS Symposium Information
  • Online Training Center Opportunities

KACCS Spring 2016 Newsletter

Legislative Updates

For regular updates on activity taking place in the Kentucky General Assembly, click here.

KACCS Scam Alert: Con Artists are Targeting Student Loan Holders

Fast and easy forgiveness of your student loans! Sound too good to be true? That’s because it is. Watch out for scams that entice student loan holders by claiming they can erase their debt.

How the scam works:

You see a post on Facebook or other social-media channels claiming that a company can erase your student loan debt. By using profile information on social-media channels, these scam artists target people who identify themselves as former college students or alumni, particularly younger individuals who are more likely to have student debt.

These con artists attract victims by marketing official-sounding programs, some of which don’t exist, or they offer “free” services that aren’t free at all. They often do this by providing a link from a sponsored Facebook or social-media post to a fraudulent or misleading website landing page.

Once they’ve “hooked” their targets on the website, the company asks for an upfront fee to negotiate with your student loan lender on your behalf. They often claim they’ve helped numerous other clients, but don’t believe them! Student loans can only be only be forgiven under very specific circumstances, which are not fast or easy.

These scammers will simply take your money and disappear. In another scam, con artists claim they can save you money by consolidating your loans, charging a fee for using a free government service. Other scams try to move your loans to a private lender with a higher interest rate.

Where can you find trustworthy information and assistance about student loan debt?

For reliable information on your student loan debt, contact Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. This website can answer questions you may have about your existing loans, offer information about your options, and point you to legitimate sources of information about student loan indebtedness. For additional information about these scams and loan-indebtedness assistance, visit the Federal Student Aid website at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/debt-relief-message.



KACCS Membership Information and Application

To apply for membership to the association, complete and submit the membership application. Details and a copy of the application can be found here: KACCS Membership Application and Information

For additional information, contact Candace Bensel, Executive Director, at (502) 727-3456 or by email at candacebensel@kycareercolleges.org.

2015 Summer Newsletter

    • Education on Higher Ed Opportunity
    • Nine Welcomed as New Phi Theta Kappa Members
    • President’s Corner
    • Legislative Update
    • Navy Veteran Becomes Successful Surgical Technologist
    • College Honors Former Instructor on Earth Day
    • First Ever Mega Career Fair Serves over 400 Students and Local Job Seekers
    • New Members Inducted to Honors Society
    • New Online Courses Available in Online Training Center
    • Registration Information for KACCS 2015 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting

KACCS Summer 2015 Newsletter

2015 Spring Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act
  • The 2015 General Assembly
  • HOSA Competition
  • Successful Career Fair
  • Newly Accredited College
  • Active Heroes Scholarship
  • Successful Graduates
  • KACCS Videos
  • Annual Meeting Save the Date
  • KACCS Online Training Center

KACCS Spring 2015 Newsletter

2015 Winter Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • KACCS Video Releasing Soon
  • Association Planning for 2015
  • Upcoming Legislative Session
  • Gainful Employment
  • Scholarship Award Recognition
  • Graduate Success
  • New Leadership
  • Symposium Registration

KACCS Winter 2015 Newsletter

2014 Fall Newsletter

    • Senator Mike Wilson Honored as Legislator of the Year
    • Senator Schickel Speaks at Campus Opening
    • The Importance of the Career College Sector in Workforce Development and Higher Education Attainment
    • Fall Election Heading into the Home Stretch
    • New Members
    • New Online Course
    •  Medical Assisting Students Serve their Community at Local Health Fair
    • Instructor of the Year and Rising Star Instructor Awarded
    • KACCS Community Service Award Winner Recognized
    • KACCS Members Make Donations to Benefit Blessings in a Backpack
    • KACCS 2014 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting Provided Learning and Networking Opportunities
    • Save the Date for the 2015 KACCS Symposium

KACCS Fall 2014 Newsletter

2014 Summer Newsletter

  • Habitat for Humanity Project
  • APSCU Convention Take Away Information and How the Association is Responding
  • Fall Elections
  • KACCS New Member
  • Award Nomination Deadline
  • Three Generations of Higher Education
  • College Working with Local Business Leaders
  • Summer Camps
  • Registration Information for 2014 Educational Conference & Annual Information

KACCS Summer 2014 Newsletter

2014 Spring Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • President’s Corner
  • Gainful Employment
  • Legislative Update
  • Exceptional Pass Rates
  • Award Nominations
  • Local Instructor Receives National Recognition
  • 100% Nursing Class Registered and Employed
  • Economic Impact Study
  • Moving from Passive to Active Learning
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

KACCS Spring 2014 Newsletter

Legislative Update

For updates on the current status of legislation relevant to KACCS members, click here.

2014 Winter Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • Regional vs. National Accreditation: What is the Difference
  • President’s Corner
  • Legislative Update
  • Veteran Loves Helping Other Veterans
  • Supporting Veterans in Becoming Employed
  • Award Recognition
  • Holiday Activities
  • Farrier Education
  • Symposium Registration

KACCS Winter 2014 Newsletter

2013 Fall Newsletter

  • KACCS Educational Conference & Annual Meeting
  • President’s Corner
  • Legislative Update
  • APSCU Releases Recommendations for Best Practices in Career Services
  • Assisting Students with Disabilities in the Online Environment
  • Single Mom Turns Caring Personality Into a Career
  • Kentucky Horseshoeing School Receives National Accreditation
  • Medical Career & Technical College Honored with Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award
  • Award Winners Honored at KACCS Annual Meeting
  • KACCS Membership

KACCS Fall 2013 Newsletter

2013 Summer Newsletter

  • New Report Shows Importance of Growth in Higher Education
  • Over 40,000 Career College Professionals Have Joined The Lounge
  • President’s Corner
  • Legislative Update
  • Message from our Incoming President
  • Nursing Students Making a Difference
  • Husband and Wife Begin New Career Paths
  • Annual Meeting Award Nomination Deadline Approaching
  • What’s the Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring?
  • KACCS 2013 Educational Conference & Annual Meeting Registration Form

KACCS Summer 2013 Newsletter

Director of Finance

ITT Educational Services, Inc., one the nation’s leading providers of post-secondary technical education, is seeking qualified candidates for our Owings Mills campus. At ITT Educational Services, Inc., we are committed to helping men and women develop the skills and knowledge to pursue many opportunities in fields involving technology, criminal justice, and business.

As Director of Finance, you will manage the financial functions of the campus and insure accurate, prompt and effective student financial aid servicing by management of the financial aid resources and department personnel.  A Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and 2-4 years experience in finance/financial aid preferred.

For consideration, please apply online at www.itt-tech.edu.


11301 Red Run Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD  21117

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/H/V

2013 Spring Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • President’s Corner
  • Legislative Update: 2013 General Assemby Comes to a Close
  • Guidelines for Military and Veteran Student Success Released
  • Spencerian College Students Present at Statewide Conference
  • Three Benefits of Using 21st Century Technology in the Classroom
  • Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming KACCS Events
  • Veteran Finds Comfort in Fellow Veterans at National College
  • Student Success at Daymar
  • Registration Information for Spring KACCS Workshop

KACCS Spring 2013 Newsletter

KACCS Praises Best Practices for Military and Veteran Students: Blue Ribbon Taskforce Releases Guidelines for Military and Veteran Student Success

March 4, 2013

The Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools applauds the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) for their recent release of the “Report of the APSCU Blue Ribbon Taskforce for Military and Veteran Education,” which provides recommendations and suggestions for improving the educational experience of military and veteran students.  The taskforce’s recommendations come after a careful review of policies, processes and procedures employed by postsecondary institutions and corresponding services being provided to military and veteran students in higher education.  The Blue Ribbon Taskforce was composed of institutional leaders of campus military programs, state leaders and representatives of Veteran Service Organizations who served as special advisors. These recommendations will help military and veteran students   receive the proper training and skills necessary to succeed in the civilian workforce by leveraging the benefits they have earned through brave service to our nation while in uniform.

General James E. Shane (Ret.) of the Sullivan University System and the Blue Ribbon Taskforce Committee stated, “As a member of the APSCU Blue Ribbon Task Force, it was our goal to develop a set of guidelines which would not only assist the post-secondary institutions to develop and refine their programs for our military and veteran students, but to clearly demonstrate our commitment to assisting them in being successful in pursuit of their educational goals.  The taskforce members strongly felt that all young Americans who served our country deserve a quality education and every institution should be held to a standard which exemplifies our commitment to excellence.”

The recommendations in the Blue Ribbon Taskforce address: consumer information, enrollment and recruitment; institutional commitment to provide military and veteran student support; promising practices for ensuring military and veteran student success through student services; and establishing institutional research guidelines for tracking military and veteran student success.

Kentucky career colleges and schools have been and continue to be committed to the success of military and veteran students.  Sergeant Jason Stewart said of his experience as a student at National College, “It’s got deep military roots.  That was part of its appeal, as well – how friendly the staff and faculty and the school itself was to veterans.  The president is a veteran – Special Forces Vietnam.  He’s done and seen some incredible things.  They have an understanding of what it is to be a veteran and the sacrifices that come along with that.”  Jason is a Business Administration-Management and Office Technology Professional Programs major.

Current student, SPC James Fleig stated, “I decided to come back to school after my deployment as it was an eye opener.  I realized that by joining the military right after high school, I haven’t necessarily experienced one of life’s best offers. I spent three months doing research on colleges, trying to decide which would offer me the most in my education.  ATA College has been the best experience I could ask for from a college, ranging from flexible class times to making sure that every student has the best learning capability.  ATA College has worked with my military schedule and benefits with great expertise in their fields.”  James is enrolled in the Limited Medical Radiography Occupational Associates Degree program.

Jason’s and James’ educational experiences are only two shared by hundreds of military students enrolled in career colleges throughout Kentucky.

The recommendations proposed by APSCU’s Blue Ribbon Taskforce can be viewed here.