Imagine America Foundation to unveil important research at 2008 CCA Convention

Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2008) – The Imagine America Foundation (IAF) has a longstanding reputation in the career college sector of higher education. IAF has acted as a force for changing public perception of the sector by providing scholarships, training and research. As one of higher education’s most active advocates, IAF is proud to announce that it will be leading the research track at the career college sector’s largest gathering.

In order to further the interests of those involved in this integral sector of postsecondary education, IAF will be unveiling vital research this June at the 2008 CCA Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas. In three separate research tracks, the not-for-profit Foundation will tackle some of the hottest topics facing career colleges today: labor force shortages, high school recruiting, and return on investment for faculty training programs.

“The Imagine America Foundation has been bringing critical research to the career college sector for more than 25 years,” said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. “It’s something we’re committed to. Having the opportunity to share this information at career colleges’ largest event puts us in a great position to bring our research to a wider audience.”

The sessions are scheduled for the following times:

Return on Investment for Faculty Development
Wednesday, June 25, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

IAF will provide a case study on how the landmark training provided by the Center for Excellence in Education has affected a Universal Technical Institute (UTI) campus. This presentation will cover the following topics:

  • Student retention
  • Faculty time savings
  • Faculty satisfaction
  • Reduction in unexpected faculty absence
  • Process involvement
  • Student satisfaction/commitment to school

Understanding the High School Student
Thursday, June 26, 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Millions of high school students were asked questions most career college representatives want to know the answers to. This don’t-miss session draws on data provided by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA). From text messaging to social networking and email, this presentation focuses on how your school can effectively reach out to high school students.

Filling America’s Skilled Worker Shortage – The Role of Career Colleges
Friday, June 27, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Career college representatives already know that their schools are helping America fill our continuing skilled worker shortage. Now, you can get the facts. IAF and Eduventures Inc. are partnering to bring you information about how career colleges contribute to the preparation of workers for high-demand fields. This presentation gives a comprehensive overview of the present labor force situation and let you in on what’s expected throughout the next 10 years.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $37 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation's programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.


Contact: Robert L. Martin, President
Phone: (202) 336-6758
E-mail: bobm@imagine-america.org


The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $37 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org .