Without innovations such as MOOCDOM, by 2020 there will be a global shortage of 45,000,000 skilled workers and double that number of unemployed workers with the potential but not the opportunity to acquire the skills that employers need
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 23, 2013
Combining the recruiting power of online placement companies with the exponential growth in skills based MOOCS (Massive, Open, Online Courses), MOOCDOM has launched a free website that serves as a central registrar of its user’s educational experiences, qualifications and skills and provides employers with the ability to customize training programs for future and current employees as well as recruiting employees with defined skill sets.
MOOCDOM users maintain a record of their past and current education, search for new courses that offer the skills that they are seeking and print or email a transcript that documents not only their educational achievements but also an analysis of the skills that they have acquired. MOOCDOM currently offers over 2,000 courses with more being added daily and aims to offer over 10,000 courses by the end of 2013.
Addressing a growing skills gap in the global labor market, MOOCDOM allows employers to create a custom training Institute that prepares potential employees with the precise skills required to obtain skilled employment. Current employees can use their employer’s MOOCDOM Institute to qualify for advancement. MOOCDOM has also created a number of generic training Institutes that are designed to prepare users for a range of high demand skilled occupations.
In association with Saint Charles’ College based in Atlanta, Georgia, a new non-profit online college will open for enrollment in September 2013. MOOCDOM allows users to transfer academic credits from multiple sources towards vocationally focused Certificates & Diplomas and Associate, Bachelors and Master’s Degrees. Users with significant work experience can apply for a formal assessment of prior learning and receive up to 25% of the credit required to earn a degree. Saint Charles’ College accepts transfer credits recognized by The American Council on Education (ACE) and charges only a nominal $50 degree documentation fee which is waived for military veterans and anyone unable to afford the payment.
Gareth N. Genner, one of the founders of MOOCDOM, said: “Without innovations such as MOOCDOM, by 2020 there will be a global shortage of 45,000,000 skilled workers and double that number of unemployed workers with the potential but not the opportunity to acquire the skills that employers need. MOOCDOM meets an urgent market need not just in the US but also globally.” Gareth N. Genner went on to say: “By 2020 MOOCDOM will be the world’s single largest source of skilled entry-level employees.”
Paula Garlen, Director of Education of Saint Charles’ College said: “St. Charles College accepts only credits that are documented as meeting ACE standards and are therefore transferable to 1,800 Universities & Colleges throughout the United States. Saint Charles’ College allows students to assemble a customized degree program made up of courses from many different institutions and can bring the dream of a college education into reach for everyone.”