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 of new borrowers can put a dent in their principal balance within three years of entering repayment. Worse yet, some traditionally under-served populations carry disproportionately large debt burdens and are more likely to default. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon, now is the time to consider reforms. Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, and the Consumer Bankers Association. as we explore solutions that could better-support existing borrowers, as well as reforms to improve the system moving forward. Click the link to recent panel discussion at BPC!

https://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/helping-struggling-borrowers-and-fixing-the-federal-student-loan-system/

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 Magazine, which used U.S. Department of Education data to compile the rankings, according to a Sullivan press release. Go to https://sullivan.edu/uncategorized/sullivan-university-named-one-of-americas-best-culinary-schools/

Understanding higher ed’s role in workforce education partnerships

To better prepare students for jobs, new groups and companies are emerging to help connect what employers want and colleges offer. …Colleges and universities are pushing to keep up with the … demand for more and different kinds of education and training. But they’re not working alone. Employers, which have scaled back their investments in employee education in recent years, are again seeing a need to be involved in that upskilling. Yet studies repeatedly show that business leaders are often at odds with colleges and students as to whether graduates are adequately prepared for the workforce.

“Employers literally want to see that (graduates) have the skills they’re looking for so (they) can be productive in that job on day one,” said Ryan Craig. “That’s hard and that requires a set of new and different initiatives.” Postsecondary institutions have the potential to be a “revolving door” through which students come and go as they need to re-up their qualifications … which include critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, writing, oral communication and data analytics.

Excerpts from Hallie Busta, Education Dive, 5.2.19 https://www.educationdive.com/news/understanding-higher-eds-role-in-workforce-education-partnerships/553914/ cked0 List T

Career Colleges in Kentucky Appoint New Executive

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) has announced the appointment of Anthony S. Bieda as the new executive director of the organization.

Bieda previously served as an executive at the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C., and in leadership capacities with public higher education in Arizona, county government in Oregon, and the regulated telecommunications sector in Colorado.

“We are pleased to have Tony join the leadership team at KACCS because of the depth and breadth of his knowledge of the sector, as well as his commitment to effective outcomes for career college students,” said Cindy Landry, President of the association. “We look forward to his positive impact on growing the association and fortifying the value of career education in the Commonwealth.”

For more information contact:

Anthony S. Bieda, Executive Director
Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools

291 N. Hubbards Lane, Suite 172-243
Louisville, KY 40207
703.399.9172

Application for KACCS Membership

The Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools is a voluntary organization for those who value higher education and seek innovative methods of improving the educational experience for students in the Commonwealth.  Members find value in collaborating to share best practices and innovative methods of assisting students and in speaking with a unified voice while working hand in hand with legislators on matters that affect our students.

KACCS Membership Application and Information

KACCS 2018 Spring Newsletter

The KACCS Spring Newsletter is now available!  In this edition you will find articles on: 

  • 2018 Career College Day at the Capitol
  • Board and committee openings
  • General Assembly coming to a close
  • KACCS Board Members in leadership roles with accreditors
  • KACCS service opportunities
  • Training opportunities
  • Student panel
  • Save the Date: KACCS Annual Meeting & Educational Conference
  • Regional Leadership Institute registration details 
  • And more!

KACCS Spring 2018 Newsletter