Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Dr. Miguel A. Cardona
U.S. Secretary of Education

We the undersigned represent a small sample of employers across Florida and Texas concerned about the Department of Education’s extreme actions taken to penalize Florida Career College. Denying students financial aid will hurt current and future FCC students and will have lasting repercussions on our ability to hire qualified workers for the vital services our organizations provide.

Collectively, we employ hundreds of FCC graduates including HVAC Technicians, Automotive Technicians, Medical Assistant Technicians, Dental Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Patient Care Technicians, and more.

These are hands-on careers that provide patient care and maintain crucial infrastructure. Often overlooked, these are the jobs that keep America running. We actively recruit FCC students throughout the year because they are consistently prepared upon graduation to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economy. In fact, FCC is often our first stop during recruitment. The role FCC graduates play in our communities cannot be overstated.

We encourage the Department of Education to find a middle ground with FCC and keep its campuses open. By effectively shutting down FCC, the Department will deprive our communities of the trained workers we desperately need.

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