AB financial support charity calls for more oversight on private career colleges

Momentum, an Albertan financial support charity, has released a report calling on the Government of Alberta to better monitor private career colleges (PCCs). The report was based on an analysis of 4,400 negative PCC Google reviews and a focus group of 37 people. It identified 190 PCCs across the province and found that many PCC students had experienced high-pressure sales tactics pushing them to enroll, with many reporting that they were not given the correct information about the full cost of their degrees. Officials from the National Association of Career Colleges stated that colleges are licensed by governments, and that most (70%) of PCC graduate reviews were positive. AB Advanced Education Minister Demetrios Nicolaides stated that they are investigating the allegations of system abuse. The report included a number of recommendations, including increasing oversight, better regulations around advertising, and requiring background checks for owners of PCCs. iHeartRadio| CTV| CBC| Momentum (Report) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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