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Advocating for quality
career and technical education

Closing America’s Skills Gap
one graduate at a time
Schools that teach
tomorrow’s workforce
Not all higher education
looks the same
Students following
their career passions
Career education includes
more than just a book
Education aligned
to the workforce
Training for jobs
that are in demand
Imagine life without
skilled technicians and labor
Careers that
make a difference
Programs for both traditional
and nontraditional students
Schools focused
on student outcomes
Schools teaching skills
that help build communities
Challenging students
to exceed
The world is moving faster every day:
Flexible and adaptive education
helps keep pace.

The Importance of
Career Education

Importance of Career Education

Today’s economy demands a better educated workforce than ever before, and jobs in this new economy require more complex knowledge and skills than the jobs of the past.

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for you

Advocating for you

We serve our members and associate members as the voice in the political and social landscape of career colleges and schools, and private school administrators.

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Services &

Education Resources

Having the right tools at your fingertips is critical in getting ahead, whether you are a student researching possible education paths or a school in need of products or services.

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Our advocacy services and the results they produce are free. We rely on donations and our members in order to keep pace in an ever evolving environment.

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Member Schools

All-State Career
Altoona Beauty School
Automotive Training Center
Aviation Institute of Maintenance
Barber Styling Institute
Berks Technical Institute
Beaver Falls Beauty Academy
Bidwell Training Center
Blackstone Career Institute
Bucks Co. School of Beauty Culture
Butler Beauty Academy
Contemporary Health Care Institute
Cortiva Institute-PA School of Muscle Therapy
Cortiva Institute
Dawn Career Institute
DCI Career Institute
Douglas Education Center
Empire Education Group
Education and Technology Institute
Erie Institute of Technology
Fortis Institute
Grabber School of Hair Design
Great Lakes Institute of Technology
Hope Center for Arts & Technology
Hussian College School of Art
Jean Madeline Aveda Institute
Kittanning Beauty Academy
Lancaster County CTC
Lancaster School of Cosmetology
Lansdale School of Cosmetology
Laurel Business Institute
Laurel Technical Institute
Lebanon County CTC
Lincoln Technical Institute
McCann School of Business & Technology
Modern Beauty Academy
Modern Male Barber Academy
National Center for Arts and Technology
New Castle Beauty Academy
New Castle School of Trades
Orleans Technical College
Penn Commercial
Pennsylvania Gunsmith School
PA Institute of Health & Technology
Philadelphia Training Technicians Institute
Pittsburgh Career Institute
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
Pittsburgh School of Massage
Pittsburgh Technical College
Precision Manufacturing Institute
Premier Barber Institute
Prism Career Institute
Rosedale Technical College
Shears Cosmetology Training
South Hills School of Business & Technology
The Salon Professional Academy
Triangle Tech
Universal Technical Institute
Venus Beauty Academy
Vet Tech Institute
Welder Training & Testing Institute
YTI Career Institute

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Associate Members

Advance 360
American Medical Certification Association
Alvarez & Mendoza CPAs
The Burmax Company, Inc.
Campus Cloud Services’
Career and Talent Hub
Case Sabatini
Commercial Acceptance Company
Cyanna Education Services
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
ED MAP, Inc.
Enrollment Boosters
Enrollment Resources
Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
Gragg Advertising
Jobspeaker, Inc.
Johannesen, Benham & Bellas
Keystone Displays
McClintock & Associates, P.C.
McGraw-Hill Education
More Students
Oozle Media, Inc.
Paradigm Education Services
Platinum Educational Group
Pocket Nurse
Prosper U
RDAssociates, Inc.
Rouse Frets White Goss
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
STARS Campus Solutions
Student Educational Assistance Foundation
Sunrise credit Services
Tegna Inc.
TFC Tuition Financing
TJS Deemer Dana
Tuition Options
Vision Benefits of America
Wilke & Associates, LLP
2020 PAPSA Annual Conference

Register Now!


August 6 – 7, 2020

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Farmington, PA

The PAPSA Annual Conference is one of the largest post-secondary career school conferences in the country and annually welcomes several hundred school owners, directors, administrators staff and exhibitors from Pennsylvania and across the country. We hope to see you there!