Washington, D.C. — Career-oriented education programs, often run by for-profit colleges, are eligible to participate in federal student-aid programs with the expectation that they help students achieve meaningful employment after graduation. Left unchecked, some institutions have taken advantage of students by promising gainful postgraduation employment but leaving them buried in debt and with no job prospects.
On Wednesday, November 5, the Center for American Progress will convene White House officials and higher-education stakeholders to discuss a newly issued regulation that defines what it means for an educational program to lead to gainful employment. The regulation is aimed at creating better value for students who enroll in career education and ensuring that the system guarantees student access to quality programs.
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Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
James Kvaal, Deputy Director, Domestic Policy Council, The White House
Kevin James, Research Fellow, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute
Anne Johnson, Executive Director, Generation Progress
Trace Urdan, Senior Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities LLC
Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vice President and Director of Policy, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
David Bergeron, Vice President for Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. ET – 12:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
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