Washington, D.C., July 14, 2015—The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities announced today plans to focus its collective work on postsecondary education with career skills, in response to the essential need to empower 55 million new workers with the skills by 2020.
The Association’s Board of Directors, in a meeting this week, directed
the creation of a new organizational mission that emphasizes
postsecondary career education.
Steve Gunderson, president and
CEO said, “The reality is that over time, just as the students served by
our institutions have diversified, our membership has diversified. Now
is the time for us to act with an even greater focus on the importance
of career education. Our organization’s mission, purpose, and structure
must reflect the diversity of our members, the students they serve, and
the employers that hire our graduates.”
“The reality is that some private sector institutions are becoming more
closely aligned with traditional education programming and online
services for students. Our Association recognizes that we’ll never
create a new middle class until we adequately equip millions of
Americans with in-demand career skills,” Gunderson added.
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