Complete Consulting Maintains Strong Financial Commitment to Career College Scholarships

Complete Consulting Maintains Strong Financial Commitment
 to Career College Scholarships and Developing the US Workforce

Washington, DC – November, 17, 2010 – Dr. Laura Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Complete Consulting, Inc., a leader in online education, is pleased to announce her company’s 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 vital to a substantial and diverse segment of students and to the US economy,” says Dr. Pogue. “Our company believes in assisting these students with the cost of education so that they can achieve their educational goals and career ambitions.”

During the 2008–09 academic year, the most recent for which data are available, more than 2.6 million students were enrolled at the 2,804 Title IV career colleges in the US. If current graduation trends continue, more than three-quarters of those students will be employed directly upon completing a certificate or degree program, according the recently released Imagine America Foundation Fact Book 2010.

Career colleges provide vocational training in such high-growth fields as health, technology, and business. According to additional IAF research, nearly 650,000 openings will occur annually in these high-demand occupations (see Filling America’s Skilled Work Shortage: the Role of Career Colleges). Forty-four percent — nearly half — of students attending career colleges are studying in these fields.

“This percentage reflects the fact that career colleges continue to remain highly relevant,” says Dr. Pogue. “They change their curriculums to reflect the needs of the marketplace and fulfill student demand.”

Career colleges provide training in more than 200 occupational fields, including such fast-growing and specialized occupations as biomedical engineering, environmental engineering, network analysis and communications, veterinary technology, physical therapy, and dental hygiene.

“The best time to assist students is right out of high school, so they can continue their education uninterrupted,” says Dr. Pogue. “Complete Consulting is proud to support the 21st Century Workforce Fund of the Imagine America Foundation and all of its enterprising scholarship awardees.”

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.

About Complete Consulting, Inc.

Complete Consulting, Inc. designs, develops, and delivers high-quality online education for career colleges and universities, private industry, and government agencies that leads to successful outcomes for adult learners, improved employee performance, and increased client satisfaction.

For more information, or to schedule for Dr. Pogue to discuss how Complete Consulting can increase the performance excellence and profitability of online education at your organization, contact Complete Consulting today.