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CVC-TC corporate partner: ECMC Group

September 18, 2019

The Twin Cities chapter of the Corporate Volunteerism Council shared a member profile of ECMC Group.

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ECMC Group appoints Todd Steele president of Zenith Education Group

September 16, 2019

ECMC Group today announced that it has appointed Todd Steele president of its affiliate Zenith Education Group (Zenith), a nonprofit provider of career and technical education.

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Business Journal announces its 2019 CFO of the year honorees

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

September 16, 2019

ECMC Group's CFO Martin Scanlon has been named a 2019 CFO of The Year honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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ECMC Group celebrates $10 million in giving

The following article is from The Grapevine Independent

September 16, 2019

ECMC Group was featured in an article about the Giving is Sweet event in Mather earlier this month.

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The College Place–Alexandria welcomes new director

College access center provides free resources to help VA students plan for college

September 10, 2019

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has announced Tomika Brown as the new director of The College Place (TCP) Alexandria.

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ECMC appoints Chad Tate senior vice president of operations

September 4, 2019

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has announced the appointment of Chad Tate as senior vice president of operations.

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ECMC awards $450,000 in college scholarships to 75 students in Virginia

August 13, 2019

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize 75 high school graduates from the class of 2019 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students come from eight schools in Virginia and earned $6,000 each in scholarships.

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ECMC awards $504,000 in college scholarships to 84 students in Oregon

The following article is from the Tampa Bay Business Journal

August 2, 2019

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize 84 high school graduates from the class of 2019 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students come from eight schools in Oregon and earned $6,000 each in scholarships.

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ECMC awards $444,000 in college scholarships to 74 students in Connecticut

August 27, 2019

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize 74 high school graduates from the class of 2019 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students come from eight schools in Connecticut and earned $6,000 each in scholarships.

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Minnesota Cup selects education and training finalists at pitch night

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

August 23, 2019

Just like pumpkin spice season, Twin Cities Startup Week has started to creep into the summer. Case in point: Minnesota Cup held the finals for its education and training division Wednesday night. The event was presented by ECMC Group and featured the division's 10 semifinalists pitching three slides in three minutes to a live audience.

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ECMC Group volunteers beautify como park

August 14, 2019

ECMC Group employees spent half the day landscaping at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. About 20 volunteers put up fencing and raked to help Como Park prepare for an upcoming event.

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ECMC Foundation partners with Chloe Capital to invest in women

August 13, 2019

ECMC Foundation and Chloe Capital have joined forces to provide funding to women entrepreneurs at the helm of early-stage ventures.

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Guest Column: How Career and Technical Education Became the Key to Tampa's Full Potential

The following article is from the Tampa Bay Business Journal

August 2, 2019

The most in-demand jobs in Houston won't require a four-year degree from an institution of higher education. Delilah Olivares, director of career services at Altierus Career College speaks about the skills shortage in the Houston Business Journal.

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Laboring over a skill shortage

The following article is from the Houston Business Journal

July 26, 2019

Long stigmatized as a second-tier educational option, siloed away from the prestige of advanced placement classes or college honors programs, career and technical education, or CTE, has become much more than a bygone high school shop class or a vocational school teaching blue-collar skills.

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ECMC Foundation welcomes Lynn Alvarez vice president of programs and strategy

July 23, 2019

ECMC Foundation today announced that Lynn Alvarez has joined the national postsecondary education philanthropic organization as vice president of programs and strategy.

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Minneapolis attorney honored at ACA International's annual national awards ceremony

The following article is from Inside ARM

July 23, 2019

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Early college preparation starts freshman year of high school

July 9, 2019

Former The College Place-Alexandria, VA, director Danny Eckstein is quoted in an article about college preparation for incoming high school freshmen.

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Three ways to bridge Houston's skills gap

The following article is from the Houston Business Journal

June 25, 2019

Steps needed to tackle Houston's skills gap through career and technical education.

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Three steps college grads can take toward financial independence

The following article is from CNBC

June 24, 2019

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Opinion: Four ways to break the cycle of food and housing insecurity on campus

The following article is from The Hechinger Report

June 17, 2019

ECMC Foundation's Angela Sanchez writes about the importance of breaking the cycle of food and housing insecurity on U.S. college campuses.

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ECMC opens college access center in Minneapolis

June 10, 2019

The College Place Provides Free Resources for Students of All Ages to Plan for College.

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Zenith Education Group appoints Joni Kurland vice president of accreditation, licensing and campus compliance

May 29, 2019

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit provider of career and technical education, has announced the appointment of Joni Kurland as vice president of accreditation, licensing and campus compliance.

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Minnesota can lead the way in bridging the skills gap

The following article is from the Star Tribune

May 28, 2019

Minnesotans have much to be proud of, including the third-highest labor-force participation rate in the country and an unemployment rate below the national average for 10 years running.

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Business People: Sunday, May 19

The following article is from the TwinCities Pioneer Press

May 19, 2019

ECMC Foundation announced that it has awarded $1 million across 76 organizations spanning five states as part of its 2019 GO! Program.

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Local woman joins mother at Norcross Career College, set to graduate this month

The following article is from Gwinnett Daily Post

May 14, 2019

When Nerissia Troutman decided at age 42 to make a career change, she knew it wouldn't be the easiest decision.

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ECMC Foundation awards $1 million to organizations chosen by employees

May 9, 2019

ECMC Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1 million across 76 organizations spanning five states as part of its 2019 GO! Program (Generating Outcomes: Funding education innovation in our communities).

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Top women leaders in accounts receivable

The following article is from Receivables Advisor

May 3, 2019

It's all about who you know! Those who surround themselves with successful thought leaders are bound to see success themselves.

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Thousands of Latino students expected at leadership conference

The following article is from WoodburnIndependent

April 30, 2019

On Friday, May 3, more than 2,000 of Oregon's Latino students from more than 70 high schools are expected to participate in the 2019 César E. Chávez Leadership Conference (CECLC) at Western Oregon University.

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Career-ready education

Chronicle of Higher Education

April 11, 2019

A new report outlines tools and tactics to tackle the skills gap in an evolving economy.

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How to write a financial aid appeal letter

The following article is from U.S. News and World Report

April 10, 2019

Successful Financial aid appeals are rare, experts say. But crafting a good financial aid appeal letter can give students the best chance of getting more money for college.

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ECMC Group senior vice president Josh Slayton appointed to EdNorth board of directors

The following article is from EducationDive

April 8, 2019

Josh Slayton, senior vice president of business development, research and innovation for ECMC Group, has been appointed to the board of directors of EdNorth.

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Few lessons learned on for-profit closures

The following article is from Inside Higher Ed

April 3, 2019

As Dream Center collapses, Trump administration's oversight of massive for-profit college deal under scrutiny. Critics ask why more protections weren't sought after purchase of Argosy and Art Institutes chains.

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Mayor Frey proclaims April 1 "ECMC Group Day" in Minneapolis

April 1, 2019

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey signed a proclamation officially recognizing April 1, 2019, as "ECMC Group Day." The proclamation reads:

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Business people – moving up

The following article is from the Star Tribune

March 19, 2019

Cluster, through an investment led by Mark Cuban, ECMC Group, strategic edtech and workforce CEOs, launches the first U.S. marketplace matching Industry 4.0 skills to jobs at Aviation, Aerospace, Defense and Automotive companies in Southern California.

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Cluster secures $1.9M to revolutionize engineer hiring for manufacturers

March 19, 2019

The following article is from Online Marketplaces

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

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NC State Education names 2019 ECMC Foundation fellows for postsecondary career and technical education research

The following article is from NC State University

March 15, 2019

Sixteen research fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the CTE Research Program at North Carolina State University–Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. Known as ECMC Foundation Fellows, the researchers selected for this program will participate in two training institutes, webinars on research methods, and a convening focusing on postsecondary CTE.

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Cluster raises $1.9M to transform hiring engineers in the manufacturing industry

The following article is from Venture Beat

March 14, 2019

Cluster, the first U.S. marketplace matching Industry 4.0 skills and jobs, announced that it closed a $1.9 million seed round of financing.

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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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