Pearson Partners with Augusoft Lumens to Increase Access to Continuing Education

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Cloud-based enrollment management system to enroll learners instantaneously in self-paced, online workforce education courses.

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To provide a seamless experience for both institutions and their learners, Pearson today announced a strategic partnership with Augusoft Lumens, the cloud-based enrollment management system designed for the unique needs of the continuing education industry. The partnership will allow learners who wish to take Pearson Workforce Education (PWE) courses at both two and four-year institutions to enroll instantaneously in PWE self-paced, fully online courses.

Course enrollment starts in July 2014. The partnership is expected to serve roughly 200+ universities and community colleges and 3.7 million learners.

Pearson’s Managing Director of Workforce Readiness, Leah Jewell, said, “Pearson is committed to increasing access to effective workforce training programs that are designed to rapidly retrain individuals, and meet the employment needs of local communities. Our strategic partnership with Augusoft will help learners improve their workforce readiness, which puts them on the path to achieving long-term success.”

“We continue to provide our customers more options for the students they service,” stated Beth Moorhead, Director of Business Development for Augusoft. “Schools use our Lumens software to create efficiencies, increase registrations and generate revenue. Having Pearson’s high-quality, online curriculum integrated with Lumens provides our customers an immediate opportunity to supplement core curriculum, boost their business and provide a wide variety of quality online courses to meet the ever-changing needs of their community.”

Pearson Workforce Education partners with higher education institutions to create quality, online workforce training programs aimed at helping learners prepare for and discover greater employment opportunities. Pearson provides more than 70 self-paced or instructor-led online courses that can lead to nationally recognized certifications and help improve outcomes for students, local communities, and institutions.

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