Dr. Laura Pogue Continues to Support Career Colleges through the
Imagine America Foundation

Washington, DC - December 15, 2011 - Dr. Laura Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Consulting, Inc., a leader in online education resources, is pleased to announce her continued Silver Level sponsorship of the 21st Century Workforce Fund of the Imagine America Foundation (IAF). The fund supports IAF research on the role of career colleges in meeting the nation's current skilled worker shortage, as well as provides scholarships.

"Career colleges are essential to a significant segment of students who are seeking a blend of education and on-the-job training in careers that require a high level of technical expertise," says Dr. Pogue. "My financial support helps these students achieve their educational goals and career ambitions."

According to US Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, over the next decade our country will need to fill job openings for nearly three million healthcare professionals; 950,000 engineers, including aerospace, biomedical, civil, computer software, and environmental engineers; and workers in such other high-growth industries as nanotechnology, geospatial technology, and life sciences (Filling America's Skilled Worker Shortage: The Role of Career Colleges). Each year, more than a half-million students complete an academic program at the 2,847 career colleges in the US, ready to enter the workforce in these high-growth economic sectors.

"Career colleges continue to make a significant contribution to the American economy," says Dr. Pogue. "I am proud to support the 21st Century Workforce Fund of the Imagine America Foundation and all of its enterprising scholarship awardees."

About Dr Laura Pogue

Dr. Laura Pogue has unique and extensive post-secondary academic, entrepreneurial, aviation, and industry experience. As a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow, she holds professional corporate board of director experience and has served on the financial and industry advisory boards for major industry and academic organizations. Dr. Pogue can be reached at DrPogue@completeconsultinginc.com

About the Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research, and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the foundation has provided over $40 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners, and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America® programs. For more information, see www.imagine-america.org.