The first deadline for the US Education Department’s new gainful employment rules is tomorrow — July 1 — when colleges will be required to report the necessary disclosures for non-degree (or vocational) programs on all related program pages of their websites.
We’ve read the fine print and created our own template to help colleges collect this data, which you can download here (.xls).
In addition, we’ve designed a “widget” that colleges can place on the program pages of their websites to help with compliance. These widgets are available as an add-on to your Career Coach subscription. If you’re already a Career Coach subscriber, give us a call to find out how we can get you started.
We created a quick video to describe how all this works:
For colleges that purchase Career Coach, [1. Career Coach is a different product than Analyst, our web-based tool for labor market research.] we take their completed template and create disclosure widgets, which a college can place on each program page that has to be complaint with the new regulations. Placing a widget on your site is as simple as cutting and pasting one line of HTML code that we provide, similar to embedding a YouTube video.
You’ll notice that the template doesn’t actually include a space for the college to enter the occupation code and links to O*NET that the program trains for. That’s because we automatically take care of those elements for the colleges who have purchased the GE program widgets. For more about those, click here.
To see an example of how this looks once implemented, please visit Montgomery County Community College’s website. You can see the gainful employment widget below or by clicking here, and MCCC’s Career Coach here. MCCC is the first college to implement Career Coach with the GE widget.
Please contact Rob Sentz or call 208.883.3500 with additional questions or to learn more.