Fall 2007

  • by Christine Coleman Community Relations Specialist/Presenter Illinois School of Health Careers www.ishc.edu Did you know that only about 30 percent of ninth graders will graduate high school with the skills they need to take the next steps in their lives? According to the U.S. Department of Education: More than half of students entering college are required to take remedial...
  • by Chris Carroll As Sara Vander Weide looked ahead toward the second half of her senior year of high school at Central Valley Christian in Visalia, Calif., she decided that it was time to get serious about what she was going to do after graduation. Sara had a hunch that she wanted to study something related to psychology or healthcare, but the more she looked at traditional universities in...
  • by Jenny Faubert So, at the age of 10 you pretty much have a set routine. You wake up, go to school, and play, right? Reminisce … feel the grass squish between your toes. Okay, now that I have taken you back to that time, imagine being uprooted from that life and thrown into a new place and culture. One day you were trying out for a prestigious ballet school in Cuba and were accepted,...
  • by Kerry Turner The Imagine America Foundation has released the first ever comprehensive study of the economic impact of the career college sector. The study, The Economic Impact of America’s Career Colleges, estimates that career colleges generate $38.6 billion in annual impact to the U.S. economy. This total includes $14.6 billion in direct institutional impact, $4 billion in related...
  • A: Of course! Finding out the status of an application is an easy process. The student can even check the application status himself. Listed below are the steps to check an application status. To begin, you will need the student’s application ID number. Application ID numbers are given to the student once he/she applies. They are also located in the e-mail correspondence to the...
  • by Chris Carroll The Imagine America Foundation recently conducted a survey of our 2006-2007 Military Award Program (MAP) recipients. All participants were asked a series of questions related to MAP and their enrollment status. We’d like to share the results: • 93 percent of students who received the MAP award enrolled in the school that granted the award. • 94 percent...
  • by Kerry Turner Believe it or not, some people out there have the idea that career colleges are a Johnny-come-lately to the field of higher education. Nothing could be further from the truth. Career schools, colleges and universities have been in the United States, thriving and growing for over 165 years. A new publication, In Service to America: Celebrating 165 Years of Career and...
  • by Jenny Faubert Now is a time of great interest in career and technical education. The United States has profound interests at stake in the health of our 21st century workforce. All educators, regardless of institution type, have received a common mandate to provide their students, no matter their economic status, with the education and skills to compete not only with workers from around the...