“The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 has drastically changed the in-demand skills needed to thrive in the new economy and build a successful career,” said Charles Westrin, Co-Managing Director, Pearson Online Learning Services.
SAN MATEO, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2020
GreenFig, a market-driven education company that partners with universities to offer turnkey digital skills certificate courses for “codeless professionals”, today announced that eight new continuing education university partners will begin offering their courses in areas such as Digital Marketing Science and Sales Operations Science this fall. The addition of these universities effectively doubles the rate of GreenFig’s partner growth since the beginning of the year.
GreenFig programs are in high demand because, according to U.S. labor data, there are seven times more professionals in “codeless” occupations such as digital marketing, sales, and business operations than in jobs that require technology skills such as coding or computer systems design. The technical know-how and experience to manage today’s most powerful cloud-computing software applications, are necessary in today's workforce. This has never been more important than in the wake of COVID-19, where businesses are forced to go online and digital skills have become a necessity to survive.
These are the types of modern workplace skills that GreenFig delivers by empowering universities to provide turnkey skill development programs in applied business sciences. With GreenFig, adult learners and working professionals build work-ready digital skills and earn industry-recognized credentials from companies such as Salesforce, Google, and HubSpot, as well as a university-branded certificate of completion or academic credit.
Some of the new GreenFig partners include:
- James Madison University, Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) - a public research university in Harrisonburg, VA, with an enrollment of 22,000 students.
- Center for Executive and Professional Development, Spears School of Business, Oklahoma State University - a public land-grant university with an enrollment of 25,000 students.
- College of Extended and International Education, California State University-Dominguez Hills - a public university with an enrollment of 15,000 students.
- Anderson University, Online and Continuous Learning Programs - the largest private university in South Carolina with approximately 3,600 students and the only college in the state to be awarded three times as an Apple Distinguished School.
- Winona State University, Adults & Continuing Education - a public, four-year college in Winona, MN, with an enrollment of over 7,600 students.
Additionally, GreenFig will partner with global education leader Pearson to distribute its innovative 10-week certificate courses in Digital Marketing Science and Sales Operations Science. As part of Pearson Advance, the marketplace for alternative credentials and short courses, the GreenFig partnership enhances the career-oriented certificate and new business model offerings.
“The unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19 has drastically changed the in-demand skills needed to thrive in the new economy and build a successful career,” said Charles Westrin, Co-Managing Director, Pearson Online Learning Services. “Through our partnership with GreenFig, we are providing workers with shorter, high-impact learning opportunities that will allow them to keep upskilling and reskilling without disrupting their career.”
“We are very excited by the growth that these new partnerships and platforms represent for our company,” said Sara Leoni, CEO of GreenFig. “But even more than that, we are thrilled that these outstanding universities and education providers will create new opportunities for countless more students and workplace professionals, improving lives and helping local economies.”
Currently, these schools are accepting rolling admission beginning on September 8, 2020. For more information: please visit http://www.greenfig.com.
GreenFig is a market-driven education company that provides colleges, universities, and other education-focused organizations with turnkey, on-demand learning with live/online mentor-led sessions, enabling students to apply gained knowledge and skills to solve real-world business problems. Program graduates receive university-issued certificates in Applied Business Science and in-demand credentials from industry-leading business application software providers that meet workforce demands. GreenFig’s university-affiliated program launched in 2018 and since that time, hundreds of their graduates have entered or re-entered the workforce with positions at companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 100. Learn more at https://www.greenfig.com.