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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.

The New Vocation High School:

An Innovative Campus and Bistro  NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas—A public school in this Dallas suburb takes hands-on learning to another level. Students draw blood from teachers to practice phlebotomy. They serve the public as tellers at a campus-based credit union … Continue reading

Note: New mailing address for KACCS!

The new address for the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools, effective immediately: 291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 172-243 | Louisville, KY 40207

Veterans deserve choice in seeking work-ready education

“Career colleges and schools offer programs that bring together military readiness and contemporary work-ready education.” Continue reading

MedQuest proud graduates celebrate achievement

More than 100 family members, friends and supporters turned out May 17 in Louisville to honor the 2019 graduates of the MedQuest dental assisting, medical assisting and medical billing and coding programs. Congratulations to the MedQuest Class of 2019! For … Continue reading

ED.Gov releases 2019 Gainful Employment Template

Electronic Announcement #119 – Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template  is now available on the IFAP Federal Student Financial Aid website. All institutions with programs subject to the GE regulations have until July 1, 2019 to update disclosures for … Continue reading

Reforms to federal student aid and student borrowing…

 “Solutions that could better-support existing borrowers, as well as reforms to improve the system…” Americans currently hold $1.5 trillion in outstanding federal student loan debt, with nearly one in five adults carrying a share of this burden. Less than half … Continue reading

KACCS member program among best in USA!

Sullivan University — home to the College of Hospitality Studies — is again ranked as one of the best culinary schools in the United States. Sullivan was ranked 10th in a listing of the country’s top culinary schools by University … Continue reading