Cengage Announces Expansion of Online Skills Business to Meet Growing Demand for Workforce Development and Reskilling

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Well-positioned to meet the surging demand for online certificates and micro-credentials, Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced plans to expand its Online Skills business. Through its current ed2go business, Cengage is already a recognized leading provider of online instructor-facilitated courses and career training programs for the adult continuing education and training markets. Leveraging its portfolio of globally recognized content and deep understanding of the digital learning experience, Cengage aims to build on current success and greatly broaden its offering in this rapidly growing segment.

“At Cengage, our mission has always been to meet students where they are and ensure they have access to affordable, high-quality learning materials that can help them succeed,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The need for continued career training and reskilling as individuals progress in their career is becoming essential for advancement. We see this

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First VA Ready Scholars Achieve Rapid Reskilling, Credentials and Jobs

First VA Ready Scholars Achieve Rapid Reskilling, Credentials and Jobs

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23, 2020

More than 260 Scholars enrolled in two months, with 20 already earning a $1,000 Credential Achievement Award

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready), a public-private partnership dedicated to rapidly retraining unemployed Virginians and helping them secure in-demand positions, today celebrates the credential completion of its first-ever cohort of 20 VA Ready Scholars, 17 of whom already have jobs.

“We are proud of the first group to earn their credentials,” said Caren Merrick, CEO of VA Ready. “They now have the sought-after skills needed to fill positions in our local workforce that sat vacant for far too long, and we look forward to the many more who will follow in their footsteps.”

Among the inaugural group of credential recipients is Tracey Delagarza, who accepted

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Reskilling and Upskilling Training Tips to Create a Positive Employee Experience

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Reskilling and upskilling are having an extended moment in the spotlight. Already a key priority for many companies, a recent report from TalentLMS indicated that since the COVID crisis began 42% of companies have increased their reskilling and upskilling efforts and 74% of employees who didn’t receive any additional skill training said they would prefer to work for a company that did.

Reskilling refers to learning initiatives that teach employees new skills that prepare them to move to a new job within a business. Upskilling improves an employee’s existing skillset and adds to their capabilities and knowledge. Businesses upskill employees to give them greater responsibility and prepare them to take on more senior roles.

Both learning initiatives provide growth opportunities within a company, and help to improve company culture, increase retention and resilience, and make for a more positive employee experience.

Creating a Culture of

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