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KACCS endorses UofL Health developing biomedical campus in Louisville

KACCS has sent a letter to the Courier Journal endorsing the need to integrate Jewish Hospital & KentuckyOne operations into UofL Health, resulting in greater biomedical economic development for the Kentuckiana region. Read the full text below.

House version of HEA restricts choice for Veterans

Veterans for Career Education (VCE) provided details today of provisions in the House version of the reauthorized Higher Education Act that would restrict access to proprietary career colleges by veterans and their family members. “If this bill passes in its … Continue reading

New Online Course Available! Go to KACCS Online Training Center

While no instructor can possibly identify with every aspect of a veteran’s experience, it is possible to become more aware of some of the challenges facing veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life: ED142- Military Veterans: Integrating Veterans into Post-Secondary … Continue reading

Read “Career Education Focus”

The Fall 2019 Edition of the Newsletter of KACCS

How The Higher Education Monopoly Shuts Down For-Profit Competitors

By Terry Schilling, American Principles Project, September 30, 2019 The higher education establishment often promotes the idea that their effort to corner markets, maximize revenue from consumers, and destroy competition is all done in good faith out of compassion for … Continue reading

KACCS sets priorities for HEA reauthorization

In a letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie (Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District), the organization lists its priorities for Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which guides the regulation of all colleges and universities in the U.S. whose students receive federal … Continue reading

Board of Directors nominations

KACCS defends the best interests of the career education sector through effective government relations and community networking. KACCS occasionally needs to fill vacant positions on the Board of Directors.  If you or someone you know who is affiliated with a … Continue reading

Career Education Focus

Summer 2019 Newsletter of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges & Schools

Koenig recognized for service to career education

LOUISVILLE – Kentucky State Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has been named the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2019 Legislator of the Year. Rep. Koenig serves as chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Licensing, Occupations and Administrative … Continue reading

Ernst named KACCS President

LOUISVILLE – Chris Ernst, Senior Vice President for Administration at Sullivan University, has been elected president of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS). Ernst, a Louisville native and Sullivan University graduate, officially began his tenure as president … Continue reading

See what you miss…

… when you miss another fabulous KACCS Conference & Exhibition! Images below from “Navigating change through innovation,” the 2019 KACCS Conference & Exhibition. Thanks to Ambassador, Elsevier, Cengage, Creative-Image Technology, McGraw Hill, Pearson, TFC Tuition Financing, Jones & Bartlett, Viktory … Continue reading

Let Vets Choose: Tour comes to Louisville!

Career college student veterans, current and alumni, turned out in Louisville Aug. 5th to learn more about how they can protect their right to choose a college or career-oriented school without interference from federal policy makers. For more information about … Continue reading

KACCS’ Sullivan University partners on Pharm.D program

“Sullivan University and Spalding University have reached an agreement that makes it easier for Spalding students to earn a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Sullivan’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. At a signing event on Monday, leaders of the … Continue reading

25 High-paying jobs in KY…

. . . that do not require a four-year bachelors degree, including nine that are based on programs offered by career colleges and schools: LAN and WAN network specialist/associate degree/$68 K (annual mean income U.S.) Dental Hygienist/associate degree/$75K Construction trades … Continue reading

Free College: The experience of Kalamazoo, MI

In 2005, Kalamazoo embarked on a bold experiment to save itself by giving local students free college tuition, called the Kalamazoo Promise. Thirteen years later: overall college enrollment has grown by 4 percentage points, remained unchanged for minority students and … Continue reading

Commentary: Attacking proprietary education helps neither students nor taxpayers…

” … As a starting point, it is clear that the profit motive produces enormous benefits. In particular, managers of a for-profit firm have much better personal financial incentives (as compared with non-profit managers) to 1) look for ways to … Continue reading

KCPE June Meeting cancelled…

… The next meeting of the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education will be Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time in Room 432 – Frankfort, KY.

How to help students find jobs…

“If you’re wondering what more you could offer your students when they come knocking at your office door or emailing you throughout the summer with questions about job searching, I have some suggestions. I like to tell my students to … Continue reading

New GE Disclosure Obligations take effect July 1.

Institutions have until July 1, 2019, to update disclosures for each of their GE programs, using the required 2019 GE Disclosure Template data elements, and post the disclosures to program webpages. On May 9, 2019, the Department of Education published Gainful Employment … Continue reading

ALERT: Veterans earned education benefits at risk…

Please review for more information about how your college or school can help KACCS preserve and protect the rights of Veterans and Active Military seeking career and vocational training at proprietary institutions.