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Forging Superior Outcomes for Learners, Employers and Communities

Delivering on Our Mission to Help Students Succeed

ECMC Education's mission is to transform career and technical education to provide aspiring and current learners with skills to elevate their careers and communities. It is part of the nonprofit corporation ECMC Group, whose vision is to empower underserved communities to thrive through education. Each organization within ECMC Group uniquely makes a positive impact on learner outcomes, but it's the strength of the three organizations working together that makes it all possible. We look forward to generating more notable outcomes in the years to come.

  • ECMC Foundation


    In Grants and Investments to Improve Postsecondary Education

    Since 2014

  • ECMC


    Students and families provided resources to plan and pay for higher education

    Since 1994

  • ECMC Education


    Students graduated from our schools

    Since 2015

National Campaign Drives Awareness of CTE

ECMC Group, the parent organization of ECMC Education, launched a national campaign to encourage Generation Z to explore all postsecondary educational options, including career and technical education. Concerns about student loan debt as well as the COVID-19 pandemic have caused students to evaluate their educational options differently than previous generations. Instead of following a preset path, now is the time to Question The Quo. Learn more about the campaign’s online experience featuring insights from national surveys conducted in partnership with VICE media.

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Creating Career Pathways to Strong Earning Potential

Across the country, there is a critical shortage of qualified workers needed to fill middle-skill jobs—jobs that require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree, many of which lead to family-sustaining incomes. ECMC Education promotes pathways to these careers in allied healthcare and trades through its schools and seeks to build new pathways with employers who share the same philosophy.

  • Allied Health Spotlight: Nursing and Surgical Technology Median Salaries1,2

    • NURSES $75,330
    • NATIONAL AVERAGE $41,950
  • Trades Spotlight: Electrical and HVAC Technician Median Salaries3,4

    • ELECTRICIANS $56,900
    • NATIONAL AVERAGE $41,950

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses. Click here for source info. (visited July 26, 2021). 2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Surgical Technologists. Click here for source info. (visited July 29, 2021). 3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians. Click here for source info. (visited July 28, 2021). 4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers. Click here for source info. (visited July 28, 2021).

Focused on Reducing Student Debt Loads

Americans hold an estimated $1.7 trillion of student debt5, which has doubled in the past decade while approaching crisis levels similar to those in the mortgage industry during the mid-2000s. The U.S. education system, with its alignment and push of students toward four-year degrees, has contributed to the problem. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, three out of ten high school graduates who attend four-year public universities do not earn degrees within six years. At four-year private colleges, that number is more than one in five. ECMC Education seeks to help combat student debt through A) promoting career and technical education as a modern educational pathway with a high ROI, B) coordinating employer-paid internships and work experience to offset tuition and C) encouraging loan repayment programs as an employer recruiting tool and retention benefit.

5Melanie Hanson, "Student Loan Debt Statistics," EducationData, July 25, 2021, visited August 17, 2021

2021 ECMC Education Annual Report

Our 2021 ECMC Education Annual Report is a reflection on how education models are shifting for learners and how ECMC Education is pioneering pathways for the future of career and technical education (CTE).

In addition to spotlighting learner outcomes and impact, this annual report recaps progress at our schools and our employer training model, key investments to support our learners, and our thought leadership and outreach activities.