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Cengage's Technical Education Portal

Wednesday, August 26, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melinda Dorning

From Inside Higher Education — August 25, 2015:

Cengage Learning will offer the 24,000 members of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) access to a portal of online courses and professional development tools. The site will include more than 350 online courses in health care, business, IT and other areas. Cengage also will provide 100 certificate-bearing career training programs through the portal, which will be accredited through community colleges and other institutions.

And from PR Newswire — August 25, 2015:

Cengage Learning Expands Access to Workforce Development Solutions for Thousands of Career and Technical Education Instructors

Delivers Online Courses and Career Assistance to ACTE Members Through New Portal

BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage Learning has expanded its partnership with the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) to offer its 24,000 members access to a custom portal that provides online courses, professional development and career transition assistance. The portal enables ACTE members – career and technical educators in high schools, technical schools, community colleges and four-year institutions – to access valuable online resources that they can use for their own personal development or for their students.

"We're excited to grow our relationship with ACTE to offer this complete suite of online learning solutions for their members," said Dawn Gerrain, Senior Vice President, Cengage Learning. "Career and technical education is an important part of the economy and vital to closing the skills gap. Access to high quality career training and career assistance programs for students and instructors is a must."

The custom ACTE online resources portal that Cengage Learning has developed has four main components, including:

  • Online Courses: 350+ instructor-led soft skills and professional skills online courses covering healthcare, business, IT, leadership, teaching, accounting and project management.
  • Career Training Programs:  100+ career training programs for pharmacy technician, medical transcription, project management, paralegal, six sigma, medical coding and billing, and A+ Certification. Courses are accredited through local community colleges and institutions, and students receive a certificate upon completion.
  • TeamUP: Cengage Learning's professional development portal that provides online workshops on topics such as integrating technology into courses, online teaching and more. Cengage Learning/TeamUP have been accredited as an authorized provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
  • Career Transitions: an online tool to help job-seekers find employment. Individuals start by assessing their career interests and exploring career paths, and get assistance with resume and cover letter building, interview simulations and job search help.

"This one-of-a-kind portal is going to expand the scope of professional development offerings that are so critical for CTE," said LeAnn Wilson, Executive Director, ACTE. "CTE professionals know that to best serve their students, they must stay on the cutting edge of their field by continuously building their knowledge and skills. I thank our partners at Cengage for making this new opportunity possible."

ACTE members can access the portal at http://www.ed2go.com/acteonline/. All members receive a discount on courses purchased through the portal.

For more information on Cengage Learning's workforce development solutions, please visit http://solutions.cengage.com/WorkforceDevelopment/. To speak with a Cengage Learning spokesperson about this program, please contact Kristina Massari at kristina.massari@cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world.  www.cengage.com.


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