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

Seeking Presentation Proposals for the KACCS 2015 Symposium

Proposals must be submitted by December 12, 2014 for consideration.  For information on how to submit your proposal, please see the attached documentation.

Presentation Proposals 2015 Symposium

Vendor Registration Now Open for the 2015 KACCS Symposium

Join us for the 2015 KACCS Symposium Friday, March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Vendor registration information can be found here:

Vendor Registration Spring 2015

KACCS Membership Information and Application

To apply for membership to the association, complete and submit the membership application.  Details on membership and 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.

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

Exhibitor Registration: KACCS 2014 Symposium

Registration forms for the March 7, 2014 KACCS Symposium are now available.  Forms can be downloaded here: Vendor Registration Spring 2014.

The registration deadline for exhibitors is February 14, 2014.


KACCS Now Seeking Presenters for our 2014 Symposium

KACCS is currently accepting presentation proposals for our March 7, 2014 Symposium.  In addition to one hour breakout sessions, we are also looking for several presenters for longer, hands-on learning sessions.

For additional information, please review our presentation proposal process here: Presentation Proposals Spring 2014.

All proposals must be submitted by December 17, 2013 for consideration.

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.


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Owings Mills, MD  21117

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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.

2013 Winter Newsletter

  • Career College Day at the Capitol
  • Spencerian College Recognized for Over a Century of Excellence
  • President’s Corner
  • Legislative Update
  • Online Training Center
  • Army Veteran Becomes Maintenance Supervisor After Earning Associate’s Degree
  • Nursing Program in Owensboro
  • Practical Nursing Student Helps Save a Life
  • Chef Ryan is Making a Difference in a Local School Cafeteria
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll School Recognized
  • Service Learning Opportunities at National College
  • Winter Workshop Registration

KACCS Winter 2013 Newsletter