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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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New Services Along Our Student to Career Journey

We are constantly innovating in an effort to get students the training they need to start a new career or advance within their current profession. We’d like to introduce you to some exciting new services along our student to career journey.

Employer Connection

In partnership with Benzer Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy, we are starting a pilot program for Pharmacy Technician Advanced Career Training Course students. This student opt-in service will build a bridge to a possible career by providing a list of qualified prospective job candidates who have the right skills and training to Benzer and CVS. We’ll be reaching out to currently enrolled students and recently completed students to see if they would like to participate in this free pilot program.

Check out a demo of the Student Opt-in page and the Employer Dashboard.

Skill Map

With the redesign of the ed2go.com website, we added Skill Map, a career-focused feature for students. You’ll find it on the top navigation at ed2go.com, be sure to check it out. We designed Skill Map to help learners define their career next steps and point them to appropriate courses to acquire those needed skills. Right now, students can see localized job demand, companies that are hiring, average salary numbers and understand the exact skills they need for the career they want. In the near future, they’ll also be able to create a profile to add skills, experience, education, and favorite careers and locations.

You can view Skill Map on ed2go.com here.

Why We’re Adding Career Focused Services

These services deliver additional value to your students, as they look to obtain the right skills and education required to advance their career. Because of this increased service to our joint experience, we believe this will increase web traffic and enrollments for you.

What You Need To Do

You DON’T need to do anything. We are handling all of the student outreach and coordination. Sit back and enjoy the additional career services your students will receive. If you don’t already offer Advanced Career Training Courses, these career-focused services complement those courses perfectly. Click here to fill out a short form to talk to your Account Manager about offering Advanced Career Training Courses.

 

 

 

 

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Course Discontinuation: Creative Writing

The following update is for partners that offer Creative Writing courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Beginning Writer’s Workshop course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. This course is offered on its own.

The following courses will be discontinued on May 25, 2018:

  • Beginning Writer’s Workshop (Course Code: bwp)
  • Creative Writing Value Suite (Course Code: B8474)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 25, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Launches: Certified Six Sigma courses

We are pleased to announce the launch of new courses that train on the Six Sigma concepts and methods. These new launches not only provide comprehensive training in how to deliver meaningful results in the areas of quality management and cost containment but these new programs also prepare students for credentialing exams that can qualify them for industry-recognized certifications. These courses are available for immediate enrollment.

 

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt | Course Code: GES2009| Suggested Retail Price: $1,995

  • This course trains students to master the key Six Sigma concepts and methods to lead quality management projects, as well as offers preparation for the Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt| Course Code: GES2010| Suggested Retail Price: $3,495

  • This course trains students to master the key Six Sigma concepts and methods to analyze and solve quality problems and how to eventually lead quality projects. This course also offers preparation for the Six Sigma Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt certification offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on July 18, 2018.
  • Contact your Account Manager to confirm the availability of these courses in your catalog.
  • Visit the partner site to access Partner Marketing Resources to help you promote courses to your students.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Administrative Professional

The following update is for partners that offer the Administrative Professional courses in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Administrative Professional courses and removing them from the ed2go catalog. In the coming weeks, we are releasing new courses that will contain new content, including training for an industry-recognized credential. More details on these courses will be announced soon.

The following courses will be discontinued on July 18, 2018:

  • Administrative Professional (Course Code: GES245)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 (Course Code: GES862)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2016 Master (Course Code: GES863)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 – Voucher Included (Course Code: GES871)
  • Administrative Professional with Microsoft Office 2016 Master – Voucher Included (Course Code: GES872)

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on July 18, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Discontinuation: Lean Mastery

The following update is for partners that offer the Lean Mastery course in their catalog.

We are discontinuing the Lean Mastery course and removing it from the ed2go catalog. All enrolled students will be contacted to let them know when they need to complete the course. Students that are interested in taking a similar course, can enroll in one of the Lean Six Sigma courses currently available in the ed2go catalog for immediate enrollment.

The following course will be discontinued on May 11, 2018: The following courses are similar in content and available for immediate enrollment:
Lean Mastery (Course Code: GES404)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (Course Code: GES274)
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with 1 on 1 Project Coaching (Course Code: GES293)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Course Code: GES273)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt (Course Code: GES275)
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt with 1 on 1 Project Coaching (Course Code: GES292)
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (Course Code: GES276)

 

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as the discontinued course will be removed from the catalog on May 11, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Course Revision: IT Foundations Bundle

The following update is for partners that offer the IT Foundations Bundle course in their catalog.

The IT Foundations Bundle is composed of 3 courses grouped into 1 course bundle . We are replacing one of the courses in the bundle: replacing PRINCE2 Foundation for Service Integration and Management (SIAM) Foundation. The updated course bundle will offer students more relevant foundational skills in IT service management

The current IT Foundations Bundle includes: The updated IT Foundations Bundle will include:
  • ITIL Foundation
  • DevOps Foundation
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • ITIL Foundation
  • DevOps Foundation
  • SIAM Foundation
Course Hours: 50 Hours Course Hours: 60 Hours

The following courses will be updated with the aforementioned content on March 20, 2018:

  • IT Foundations Bundle (Course Code: GES354)
  • IT Foundations Bundle – Voucher Included (Course Code: GES355)

What Do Partners Need To Do:

  • Partners do not need to take any action as this course will be updated in the catalog on May 20, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Partner HelpDesk at partnerhelpdesk@cengage.com. Thank you for being a valued ed2go Partner.

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Computing Essentials Course-CompTIA IT Fundamentals

COMPUTING ESSENTIALS

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new Advanced Career Training course in the IT field.

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Cloud Computing Courses

We are pleased to announce the launch of new Advanced Career Training courses that train on technical skills in cloud computing systems.

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Computer-Aided Design and Modeling Courses

We are pleased to announce the launch of new Advanced Career Training courses that train on technical skills in Autodesk computer-aided design software.

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