Career College Association Welcomes Senate Hearings

Jun 10, 2010, 18:15 ET from Career College Association

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Career College Association (CCA) Thursday said it welcomes hearings by the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on federal education spending at private sector institutions announced today by Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).

"We welcome the HELP Committee hearings," said CCA President Harris N. Miller.  "The education landscape in America is shifting.  Federal student aid in private sector education is an incredibly important way to provide postsecondary access for all."

Miller continued:  "Non-traditional students are the new tradition in higher education, and federal student aid is helping millions of working adults get the skills and abilities they need to compete in a global workforce.  For these students to be successful, however, change is needed.   Private sector institutions are bringing important innovations to postsecondary education, and we welcome the opportunity for a full and open exchange with the Committee. These hearings will give our inclusive educational institutions an opportunity to address myths with facts and figures."   

About CCA: The Career College Association is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. CCA has 1800 members that educate and support over one million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. CCA member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs: master's and doctoral degree programs, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit CCA at or follow us on Twitter: @ccanow.

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