Jason Altmire
    Jason Altmire

    There is nothing like seeing the face of someone who is the first in their family to ever pursue higher education. You know, when they have that understanding that this is really going to work, I'm going to get a job on the other end

    Michael Sangster

    of this. How can a set of skills lead you down the path to success?

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    Welcome back. I'm Michael Sankster, and this is the end up Canada podcast. Thank you for joining us again this week for another edition of the podcast where we try and learn together. So with that in mind, I'm expressly excited this week to be joined by gentlemen who's become a friend, but as a colleague.

    He's the president of CQ in the United States, or CEO, I believe, and I'll let Jason do an introduction of himself, but Jason and I have been doing some work together over the past year between the CQ organization and the National Association of Career Colleges here in Canada, and I'm excited to have him on as a former congressman.

    He's got a lot of interesting conversations Uh, thoughts and has become in CQ, what I can tell is a very passionate advocate for the sector and what's going on. So Jason, why don't you take a moment and introduce

    Jason Altmire

    yourself? Glad to be here. Thank you, Michael. And CQ is an acronym, CECU, and it stands for Career Education Colleges and Universities.

    And we are the national association representing private. post secondary career schools in the United States. And we have about 850 campuses in the United States that we count among our members. And of course we work very closely with you, our Canadian counterpart, and, uh, share information and have a good alliance and working relationship as well.

    Michael Sangster

    Yeah. And we're all obviously very excited about that. We had a great meeting up in, uh, in Kansas city this year. We're looking forward to some of us who'd be joining you next year at your event. In Indianapolis,

    Jason Altmire

    right? Indianapolis, home of the Indianapolis 500.

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