Career College Central And The Association Of Private Sector Colleges And Universities Announce Publishing Partnership

LENEXA, Kan. – (May 30, 2012) – Bringing together two important voices in career education, Career College Central and the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) have announced a new partnership that will return a familiar publication to print. The May/June 2012 edition of Career College Central will introduce a recurring section featuring APSCU’s The Link. The partnership will mark The Link’s return to publication after a year’s hiatus.

For years, The Link has offered career college executives and staff a vital print-based resource that provided an in-depth look at the most critical issues and trends in the sector. The new eight-page section will appear in each bi-monthly edition of Career College Central. Supplied entirely by APSCU, the articles and other content will feature news from the Hill, important announcements, the opinions of APSCU leaders, and accomplishments of the APSCU organization, its supporters, member schools, and allied members.

Since Career College Central’s first issue in 2006, the news magazine and its related website,, have served as a source of information, action, perspective, communication and education specific to those involved in career-oriented education. The partnership allows Career College Central to strengthen its coverage of Capitol Hill while providing APSCU with a renowned forum in which to report the efforts of the Association on the most critical issues and trends in the sector.

“When our editorial staff received word that The Link was no longer going to be published, we were disappointed to lose what we have always valued an important voice in our sector,” said Career College Central Publisher Michael Platt. “We believe continuing The Link’s legacy is preserving one of the most important connections for what is happening on the Hill and in regard to the most critical issues influencing the sector.”

The partnership comes during a time when the career education sector is facing unprecedented challenges from Capitol Hill and in the media – and at a juncture when it’s never been more important to speak as one voice.

“In our first insert in Career College Central, we suggest the theme of ‘Preparing for the Job Ahead,’” said APSCU President Steve Gunderson. “Our sector only stands to gain from a diverse set of voices focused on this common theme. Our individual work is focused on the success of every student. Our collective work is focused on the growing responsibility, and growing opportunity, for our sector.”

For more information, please contact Career College Central Editor Kevin Kuzma, at (913) 396-5316 or, or Diane Miller, APSCU’s Vice President of Operations, at (202) 336-6706 or

About Career College Central
Career College Central is the definitive voice of the career college sector of higher education. Both the magazine and its affiliated web site,, provide in-depth coverage of the latest news and events impacting career colleges. Each edition of the magazine features analysis of current trends, interviews with prominent executives, research on topics relevant to college directors, and wisdom from leading experts in all areas of for-profit education. Combining all of these resources in one publication, Career College Central is the central place for career college news and the leader in promoting the mission of career schools within the realm of higher education.

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has more than 1,900 members that educate and support nearly two million students each year for employment in over 200 occupational fields. APSCU member institutions provide the full range of higher education programs, including master’s and doctorate degrees, two- and four-year associate and baccalaureate degree programs, and short-term certificate and diploma programs. Visit APSCU at or follow us on Twitter: @apscunow; or visit our Facebook page at, or at our student-related micro-site On September 22, 2010, APSCU changed its name from the Career College Association.


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