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Mark Cuban, ECMC lead $1.8M round for cluster to develop industrial tech talent

The following article is from Ed Surge

March 14, 2019

The allure of "tech jobs" and the salaries they command have given rise to new industries, from coding bootcamps to specialized recruiters. Yet the likes of Google and Facebook sometimes overshadow sectors that have been—and remain—core to the American economy: industrial manufacturing. It's in this niche where Cluster operates, and is growing. The Culver City, Calif.-based startup has raised $1.9 million in a seed round led by Mark Cuban and ECMC Group, an education nonprofit.

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What students can do if parents can't—or won't—fill out college-aid forms

The following article is from the Wall Street Journal

March 4, 2019

Generally, college students have a better shot at financial aid when their parents participate in the application process. ECMC's Abril Hunt discusses what can happen when parents aren't willing or able to fulfill this need.

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People on the Move: promotion of Iris Cumberbatch

March 6, 2019

The following article is from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

ECMC Group has promoted Iris Cumberbatch to senior vice president of corporate affairs.

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People on the Move: promotion of Heidi Johnson

The following article is from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

March 6, 2019

ECMC Group has promoted Heidi Johnson to senior vice president, chief of staff.

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Business People: Harini Upadhyaya

The following article is from the Star Tribune

March 5, 2019

ECMC Group's new vice president of applications and analytics, Harini Upadhyaya, was mentioned in the Star Tribune's weekly Business People news.

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What students can do if parents can't—or won't—fill out college-aid forms

The following article is from the Wall Street Journal

March 4, 2019

Generally, college students have a better shot at financial aid when their parents participate in the application process. ECMC's Abril Hunt discusses what can happen when parents aren't willing or able to fulfill this need.

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Wendy Badger selected for Women in Compliance Group with National Association of Women Lawyers

The following article is from ACA International

February 28, 2019

Wendy Badger, who works as vice president, corporate compliance and chief compliance officer at ECMC in Minneapolis, was recently named co-chair of the Women in Compliance Affinity Group of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL.)

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Lynchburg Public Library hosts workshop on college prep

The following article is from ABC Channel 13 News

February 21, 2019

The Lynchburg Public Library will host a workshop to help prospective college students in their preparations for college. Eckstein, director of the Educational Credit Management Corporation, will provide free resources and helpful information to navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process as well as tips on college resume building and work study options.

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Altierus Career College-Norcross launching HVAC, refrigerator technician programs

The following article is from the Gwinnett Daily Post

February 16, 2019

Altierus Career College-Norcross will open a new HVAC/refrigeration lab for classes starting in March, and it will host an open house for prospective students, partners and sponsors today (2/19/19).

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ECMC Group celebrates CTE month

February 19, 2019

ECMC Group and our family of organizations are proud to join this year's celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

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ECMC Group hosts a "Doing Day" at Minneapolis office

The following videos are from KSTP

February 19, 2019

More than 50 ECMC Group employees assembled hundreds of care packages for local charities as part of their annual "Doing Day" event.

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Altierus Career College launches new trades programs to meet need for skilled labor

The following article is from Education Drive

February 19, 2019

With demand for HVAC jobs in Georgia expected to increase 20 percent though 2024, Altierus Career College has launched two new programs to meet the need. Refrigeration Technician (RT) and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician programs are currently enrolling students for classes beginning in March.

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We are all revolutionaries

The following story is from Forbes

February 4, 2019

Roberto Aguilar, school counselor at Milwaukie High School (an ECMC Scholars school), shares an inspirational piece for students who feel like they don't quite fit in. He mentions the importance of programs like ECMC Scholars.

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SD-WAN: Today's networking technology

February 1, 2019

The start of the year means the start of prime scholarship season for current and incoming college students. Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is offering a Top 10 list of tips to help students make the most of the season while potentially lowering their student debt.

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5 Tips for scoring college scholarships

As spring deadlines approach, here's how to boost your chances of getting awarded money for school

February 1, 2019

When underserved populations can't access quality education and training options, that leaves Houston employers in key industries like manufacturing and health care facing severe skills gaps.

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The U.S. is finally starting to value CTE. Now it needs to value quality CTE in 2019.

By Peter Taylor, originally posted on eSchoolMedia

January 15, 2019

If it seems like career and technical education (CTE) is hot right now, that's because it is.

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5 essential things to know about private student loans

The following story is from NICHE

January 10, 2019

If money in your college fund is coming up short, you may turn to private student loans to make up the difference.

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Maximize your scholarship potential with top 10 tips from ECMC

January Through March is Prime Scholarship Application Season

January 9, 2019

The start of the year means the start of prime scholarship season for current and incoming college students. Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is offering a Top 10 list of tips to help students make the most of the season while potentially lowering their student debt.

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Houston's job market isn't working for everyone. Let's change that.

The following video is from the Houston Chronicle

January 8, 2019

When underserved populations can't access quality education and training options, that leaves Houston employers in key industries like manufacturing and health care facing severe skills gaps.

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ECMC Group President and CEO Jeremy Wheaton appointed to Jeremiah Program's national governing board of directors

January 4, 2019

Jeremy Wheaton, president and chief executive officer of ECMC Group, has been appointed to a three-year term on the national governing board of directors of Jeremiah Program.

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An innovative (and Milton Friedman-approved) way to combat the college-debt crisis

The following article is from Crain's Chicago Business

January 3, 2019

The idea isn't new—but it's being tested in Chicago even as it gains traction elsewhere in the nation.

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