November 15, 2021
Arlington, VA — Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) congratulates President Biden on the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will make major investments in improving America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expanding electric vehicle charging stations and broadband, and removing lead pipes.
“We congratulate Congress and President Biden on the historic passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which is the largest investment in our nation’s infrastructure in decades,” said CECU’s President and CEO, Dr. Jason Altmire. “As infrastructure projects from this legislation move forward, it is critical that Congress and the White House recognize that graduates from proprietary postsecondary schools will be essential to their success.”
“Proprietary schools produce significant numbers of graduates in crucial infrastructure fields, such as windmill and solar panel construction, clean energy technicians, HVAC workers, truck drivers, crane and heavy equipment operators, aviation and auto technicians, underwater construction divers, and more. Now is not the time to allow a partisan anti-proprietary school agenda to limit the development of these workforce needs by denying students access to the very institutions that provide the skilled workers America needs to build a stronger and sustainable infrastructure for future generations.”