CertificationPoint Offers Innovative Continuing Education Course To Assist College Students' Career Readiness Via Collaborative Active-Learning

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The Engage-To-Excel initiative helps college students gain work experience and employment during college by collaborating w/nationwide businesses via a non-credit continuing education initiative called the Career Gateway Path Program (CGPP). Become vested in our company automatically, by gaining points via completion and submission of project taskings, in preparation of our future IPO.

this program will enable college students to locate their future "field of interest" through real-world for-pay STEM assignments, of which can also injected into their college coursework by their instructors.

CertificationPoint currently provides college students nationwide with a viable resource to gain real-world experience irrespective of their career field with an initial focus on individual and small group coverage. The premise here is that closing the knowledge-to-experience gaps will assist in each student becoming more confident and self-sufficient and achieve maximum benefit from the program while completing college courses. An overall benefit of this program is in assisting college students to find their future career field of interest sooner through completion of real-world STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) assignments in which they are also earning income. STEM-related paid work projects is currently a standalone course offered at colleges by CertificationPoint, but awarded work projects from our website can also be injected into college coursework by instructors as a graded group project.

At this time most colleges offer internships, online continuing education courses, service learning partnerships with businesses, and student work study. The Career Gateway Path Program offers a combination all the aforementioned programs. The Career Gateway Path Program runs 5-6 weeks, within a mentor-led group setting, at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. The beauty of the Career Gateway Path Program lies in helping students to learn to sell themselves to prospective real-world clients via RFP's and project bid submissions. Once awarded a project work tasking, in a mentored group setting, the students complete their various roles in the project and at completion the approved business partner submits payment to the group through the CertificationPoint payment gateway. A client review, group-based peer review, and a lesson's learned submission by each student is initiated following the completion of a work project. The review information collected is databased and made available to students nationally to use for future projects. Another offering that the Career Gateway Path Program provides is the ability for intra-regional collaborative project opportunities. The collaborative capability is only provided regionally at this point in time. An cross-regional initiative which allows students to engage with students at other colleges to complete a prospective business client's project is in the works. (example: Bossier Parish Community College/UCLA/Ohio State Univ. project collaboration).

The Career Gateway Preparatory Program program serves as a way of connecting college students with local, national and global businesses as well as a way for students to gain real-world experience. All work projects will have a qualified project manager and mentor to ensure both jobs and projects meet the required objectives of the businesses involved. Building trust between college students and hiring businesses is important when it comes to allowing students to complete business projects and CertificationPoint has a great working model. CertificationPoint, via the CGPP, will continue to help college students develop real-world knowledge in our defined list of important skill areas.

This is a patented process that has received venture funding and currently awaiting federal level funding. Once a student has completed the program they are able to continue working through the site for future for-pay projects as a college professional. A major gain for the student is the additional depth of tangible resume experience and gained networking opportunities while in college. As they say give a person a fish and they'll eat for a day, teach a person to fish and they'll eat for a lifetime. Ask your college about enrolling in the Career Gateway Path Program (CGPP) today! Colleges wishing to participate in this program, please contact us at: subscription(at)certificationpoint(dot)org.

To register please visit: http://www.certificationpoint.org/student%20freelance.php
For additional information please visit: http://www.certificationpoint.mobi
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The ability to become vested in CertificationPoint via points for completed projects allows site members the ability to get onboard during our growth stage. For additional information please visit: http://www.certificationpoint.org/invest.php.

About CertificationPoint:
Since 2010, CertificationPoint has become a leading provider of career readiness solutions to help colleges connect with businesses to prepare pathways for students’ futures. To date, several thousand students worldwide have participated in our career–driven courseware and educational initiatives as well as career-readiness programs. For more information about the company and services or the CGPP, visit http://www.certificationpoint.org
Connect With Us On LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/certification-point/2b/164/65a

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