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Certifications and Vouchers

Many of our Advanced Career Training Programs help prepare students to take the certification exam in their field of interest. In addition, an increasing number of our offerings includes the cost of and access to the actual certification exam, in the form of a voucher.

Certifications

In order to address the skills gap and ensure an educated and skilled workforce, many industries have successfully developed industry-recognized credentials or certifications to better connect individuals to the skills they need to enter into and advance in those industries. Inherent in these skills credentials is the identification of the knowledge, skills and abilities required in jobs within specific sectors and industries. These nationally portable, standards-based, industry-recognized skills credentials benefit labor market needs and end up being a great value to consumers. This approach better aligns education and training to career success.

Vouchers

Certification exam vouchers enable students to save time and money by providing a more streamlined, easy way to take their exam, after their training is complete. These Industry-certifying vouchers are included in an increasing number of courses and our partner schools, 3rd party funding sources, and most importantly students appreciate the all-included package these vouchers courses provide.

Click here to fill out a short form that will help your Account Manager connect with you right away about making sure that you are reaching and serving as much of your community as possible with valuable education opportunities.

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Difference-making Student Services

Advanced Career Training Students Receive Timely, Helpful, and Continuous Support

We pride ourselves on serving your students with the same dedication and professionalism that you provide. Every student receives a dedicated advisor who, along with the facilitator, get to know the students career goals and provides them with tools and strategies to help them succeed.

Advanced Career Training students receive the following support to help them enroll, begin, and finish their course.

  • ADMISSIONS TEAM – Guides potential students, on your behalf, into the course that best fits their interests and goals.
  • STUDENT ADVISORS – Track student progress and proactively reach out to help students who aren’t progressing.
  • VIRTUAL CAREER CENTER – Convenient access to resources for job search, in-demand job statistics, and resumé templates.
  • EMPLOYMENT READINESS – Includes fundamental course training on time management, resume writing, and job search training.

Real Students = Real Service

Complete service

ed2go Student Advisor, Tamara is a sincere, dedicated and extremely helpful person. She has been my one point of contact throughout my program. She understands what it means to invest time and energy going to school, especially when it is done remotely. It’s much harder because you don’t have the luxury of meeting people and discussing issues. She has always been there for me, responding patiently and promptly to my queries and providing her best possible judgement and advice. I can’t imagine having successfully completed this program without her support”.         

~ Ishleen Thomas: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Student.

If you’re not already, add Advanced Career Training to your catalog

Click here to connect with your Account Manager about adding these courses or to learn more about them.

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Personal Development Courses is Hot

Personal Development is Hot

Everyone wants to be better in some way. In fact, self-improvement in the United States is estimated to be a $9.9 billion industry, and it is expected to continue at an average growth of 5.6% each year through 2022. Personal development encompasses anything from allowing someone to build a new skill to pursuing a passion that inspires them. Things such as; gaining a better sense of life direction, becoming more self-aware, getting motivated, improving effectiveness and focus, increasing resilience to navigate tough situations, and developing more meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

Why Choose to Offer Fundamentals Training with ed2go?

ed2go has more than 300 online Fundamentals courses. Some of these courses are aimed at gaining marketable job skills, while many help people reach their goals of self-improvement mentally, physically and spiritually. You can serve this large and growing need in your community by providing short online Fundamentals courses that include:

  • Decision Making
  • Effective Communication
  • Creative Expression (photography, art, music, writing, blogging)
  • Leadership
  • Health and Fitness (weight loss, training, cooking)
  • Stress Management
  • Relationships (parenting, marriage, co-workers, friends)
  • Wise Investing
  • And many others

Personal development used to be viewed as a negative, or beneath higher-ed, but interest and popularity are changing that misconception. It’s rapidly gaining acceptance as something that all people need to be engaging in, and social sharing of the process of personal development is inspiring more and more people to try some form of it for themselves. Let’s work together to reach more learners than ever before, and help them achieve their goal of being a little bit better tomorrow than they are today.

If you are not already offering Fundamental Courses (ILC) Click here to fill out a short form that will help your Account Manager connect with you right away about making sure that you are reaching and serving as much of your community as possible with valuable education opportunities.

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Complement Programs are Not Competition

Career Training Programs are becoming more popular, and it’s easy to see why.

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Reach More of Your Community

Make sure you are maximizing your enrollments, revenue, and service to your community by offering both our Advanced Career Training Programs and our Fundamentals Courses. Together, these product lines complement each other by filling in gaps in your offerings and providing training lengths that fit students’ needs.

Each product line offers hundreds of online programs, covering a wide range of skills and industries. Offering the widest possible variety of courses and programs is a win for you…and your students. 

  • Fill in gaps by expanding your offerings
  • Pick and choose the programs you want in your catalog
  • Add an additional revenue stream

Click here to fill out a short form that will help your Account Manager connect with you right away about making sure that you are reaching and serving as much of your community as possible with valuable education opportunities.

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7 Best Practices for Creating an Engaging Continuing Education Website

7 Best Practices for Creating an Engaging and Usable Continuing Education Website

Websites play an ever-increasing role in the importance of our marketing efforts. Our partners indicate that more emphasis is being placed on digital marketing including website design when it comes to where they are choosing to spend their marketing dollars to promote online offerings. In fact, when we conducted our 2016 partner survey, we found that…

  • 5% spent money designing or redesigning the continuing education section of their website in 2016

Most of our partners are currently using a combination of digital marketing strategies, but 34% of nearly all responders indicated keeping their website up-to-date is a highly effective way of marketing continuing education. Online course catalogs and training websites give students immediate access to purchase and begin working on continuing education options when it fits their schedule increasing the likelihood that they will engage and begin working toward their goals.

When we asked our partners how ed2go can best help them in their efforts to market continuing education, over one-fourth of responders said they could use help optimizing their continuing education website. You asked, and we’re delivering with 7 Best Practices for Creating an Engaging and Usable Continuing Education Website.

  1. Clearly showcase your online course offerings.

You know the importance marketing plays in the success of an initiative, and your continuing education courses are no different. A great way to feature courses is to utilize promotional banners located throughout your institution’s website as well as within your Continuing Education web page. In fact, ed2go has already created various promotional marketing items including banners for your use. You can access these any time by visiting http://partner.ed2go.com/marketing-resources/ctp-website-banners/.

  1. Keep the number of clicks as low as possible.

You want to make it as easy as possible for prospective students to access the information they need by keeping the number of clicks to a minimum. Most web design experts agree that any information a user wants to find on your site should be accessible within three clicks. Many of our most successful partners have easy navigation in the header of their homepage directly to their continuing education website.

  1. Include a detailed value proposition on the front page of your continuing education website.

You want to let prospective students know why they should view continuing education as important by letting them know why it is important to your organization. In one or two sentences near the top of your continuing education website homepage, tell them why you’re investing time and money in providing education and training and how you believe it can help them achieve their goals.

  1. Clearly define the steps you want visitors to take on your continuing education site.

If your goal is to effectively provide education and training, and we know it is, you need to create a clear call to action so visitors to your site will understand exactly what you want them to do. Walk them through the course catalog, how to purchase, how to get started in training programs, and the best ways to be successful in online course offerings.

  1. Keep content concise.

You don’t need to include every single detail you’ve ever learned about a course that you offer in your catalog. Simply let visitors know the key objectives and learning outcomes as well as a little relevant information about instructors if applicable. Keep it brief and relevant so as not to overwhelm visitors with details they don’t need. We have even created a universal template of ed2go content you can use to create a successful online Continuing Education page which you can find here: http://partner.ed2go.com/continuing-education-content/.

  1. Use white space to your advantage.

Simple design is often best. You don’t want to overwhelm visitors with too many pictures, videos, menus, and links crowded around the content they are seeking. According to Time.com the average user is on a webpage for less than 15 seconds. It is your job give them the information they need as quickly as you can. Give text ample room, so readers can absorb it, make a decision about what to do with it, and move on.

  1. Provide social media icons for easy sharing of information.

We live in a world where everything, and we mean everything, is shared with friends online through social media. This includes courses people may be considering or are already pursuing. Give visitors to your site an easy way to share their experiences with friends and create referrals for your organization by including icons for popular social media sites that will allow users to disseminate information.

There you have it – 7 Best Practices for Creating an Engaging and Usable Continuing Education Website!

 

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Career Training Scholarships for Veterans and Military Spouses

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ed2go has partnered with Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi to support Joining Forces.  Together, through this White House initiative, we will fulfill 100 full-ride scholarships that will help Veterans and military spouses access a wide range of online certificate training programs and instructor-led courses. These programs offer an array of training options, in a variety of career fields. Many programs lead to industry-recognized credentials & certifications including CompTia Healthcare IT Technician, Graphic Design with Photoshop, and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Click here to view the recent PR release.

Click here to view the Joining Forces landing page.

Be sure to connect with your account manager to make sure you are utilizing the military funding options available to you through ed2go Programs.

 

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Walmart and ed2go Deliver High School Diploma and Career Certificate Opportunities for Associates

ed2go/Cengage Learning has partnered with Walmart to offer accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS).

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McDonald’s COHS Graduate Throws Out First Pitch at Congressional Women’s Softball Game

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ed2go/Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS) graduate Jayla Reed had the honor of throwing the first pitch at the 2016 Congressional Women’s Softball Game in Washington, DC.

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Walmart Celebrates Graduate of Career Online High School Program

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On May 23, Walmart hosted its first event to celebrate the latest graduate of ed2go/Cengage Learning’s Career Online High School (COHS), Jason Thackston. Jason attended COHS through the Walmart Lifelong Learning program, which enables employees to earn an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC high school diploma and career certification at no cost.

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