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University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies Releases Career Pathways Whitepaper

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:45pm

University of Phoenix has released a whitepaper with insights from its College of Doctoral Studies team titled Career Pathways: Engineering Your Career to Last Decades.

Key Points: 
  • University of Phoenix has released a whitepaper with insights from its College of Doctoral Studies team titled Career Pathways: Engineering Your Career to Last Decades.
  • The whitepaper explores the genesis of the career pathway concept, creating a blueprint for building a lifelong career by incorporating personal passion with the pursuit of academic credentials and on-the-job professional development.
  • It also provides insight into how American workers can empower themselves to take the needed steps to advance their career.
  • University of Phoenix is continually innovating to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world.

Fitness Superstar, Tunde Oyeneyin, Joins Expert Lineup of Speakers for Award-Winning Optima Conference

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 7:54pm

The keynote address will take place at 9:45 a.m. Mountain Standard Time the first day of the conference, Thursday, October 21.

Key Points: 
  • The keynote address will take place at 9:45 a.m. Mountain Standard Time the first day of the conference, Thursday, October 21.
  • Oyeneyin is a popular instructor on Pelotons interactive fitness platform, where she regularly leads 20,000 live riders through her motivational online classes.
  • We are thrilled to have Tunde joining us at Optima," said Laurie McCartney, President of Ascend Learnings Fitness and Wellness brands, including NASM.
  • In 2020, more than 15,000 fitness professionals attended Optima, and the event won a Gold Stevie Award for Best Educational Conference.

Skillsoft and Ellevate Network Partner to Empower Women+ Whose Careers Have Been Disrupted Due to COVID-19

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Skillsoft will be a key Sponsor of the 2022 EllevateHER Fellowship Program.

Key Points: 
  • Skillsoft will be a key Sponsor of the 2022 EllevateHER Fellowship Program.
  • Selected fellows will gain access to Ellevates programs for entrepreneurs, managers, career changers, rising leaders, and senior executives.
  • At Skillsoft, we believe the power of learning can be transformative in helping women reskill and re-enter the workforce, said Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, CMO, Skillsoft.
  • Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) is a global leader in corporate digital learning, focused on transforming todays workforce for tomorrows economy.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator Celebrates Second Anniversary by Announcing Impactful Initiatives to Drive Change for Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:03pm

These programs represent concrete steps toward the systemic transformation needed to foster an environment of growth, sustainability, and resilience for women entrepreneurs.

Key Points: 
  • These programs represent concrete steps toward the systemic transformation needed to foster an environment of growth, sustainability, and resilience for women entrepreneurs.
  • The online curriculum on Entrepreneurship aims to teach women entrepreneurs the skills to design and set up businesses that have potential to be economically viable.
  • In Mexico, WEA and ILO will be releasing findings from an assessment on framework conditions that impact womens entrepreneurship development.
  • To learn more about the Womens Entrepreneurship Accelerator, and the work performed since its inception two years ago, visit we-accelerate.com .

Career Exploration Program Taps Virtual Reality to Connect West Alabama High School Students to Career Pathways

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

Through a partnership with immersive learning startup TRANSFR , the program has connected more than 1,100 local high school students to career pathways through hands-on career exploration simulations that offer real-world experience in a variety of fast-growing jobs and industries.

Key Points: 
  • Through a partnership with immersive learning startup TRANSFR , the program has connected more than 1,100 local high school students to career pathways through hands-on career exploration simulations that offer real-world experience in a variety of fast-growing jobs and industries.
  • The new program helps foster connections between local high school students and career opportunities in West Alabama by integrating TRANSFRs VR-based simulations with West Alabama Works popular Worlds of Work'' career exploration events.
  • The immersive career exploration offers an interactive and engaging new way for students to explore careers in a variety of industries.
  • Between April-May 2021, more than 1,100 9th grade students in West Alabama high schools used the virtual reality curriculum to explore new career paths.

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and Commander of Naval Special Warfare Vice Admiral Joe Maguire Joins Orchestra Macrosystems Advisory Board

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

Orchestra Macrosystems , a venture-backed technology company, today announced that Joe Maguire has joined the companys Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • Orchestra Macrosystems , a venture-backed technology company, today announced that Joe Maguire has joined the companys Advisory Board.
  • Vice Admiral (R) Maguire served as Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command from 2004 through 2007.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210923005050/en/
    FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND COMMANDER OF NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE VICE ADMIRAL JOE MAGUIRE (Photo: Business Wire)
    In the sprawling landscape of AI-enabled innovation, Orchestra pursues a very specific application: enhancing the value and the accuracy of personnel assessments to predict and optimize future health and performance.
  • Thereafter, Maguire served as Deputy Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command from October 1999 to July 2001.

Skillsoft Makes Digital Learning Collaborative and Social With New Percipio App for Microsoft Teams

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Skillsoft customers can now access the full Percipio learning platform in the social, collaborative environment that Microsoft Teams provides.

Key Points: 
  • Skillsoft customers can now access the full Percipio learning platform in the social, collaborative environment that Microsoft Teams provides.
  • Percipio for Teams provides easy access to collaborative learning tools without having to leave the flow of work.
  • Bringing Percipio into the Microsoft Teams universe has benefits for learning and development (L&D) professionals, and for learners themselves.
  • And through its integration with Microsoft Teams, Skillsoft can now deliver learning in the flow of work.

MyInnerGenius Announces Major Milestones, GSV Bootcamp Top 25 Finalist, Delivers Nearly 2M Assessments Since Launch

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:00am

GreatBizTools , an HR technology company with a 40-year history helping enterprises and small businesses, today announced that its MyInnerGenius platform has achieved major milestones, including being named a GSV Bootcamp Top 25 Finalist, and delivering nearly 2 million assessments since its 2019 launch, with year-over-year growth exceeding 3x.

Key Points: 
  • GreatBizTools , an HR technology company with a 40-year history helping enterprises and small businesses, today announced that its MyInnerGenius platform has achieved major milestones, including being named a GSV Bootcamp Top 25 Finalist, and delivering nearly 2 million assessments since its 2019 launch, with year-over-year growth exceeding 3x.
  • The GSV Bootcamp recognized MyInnerGenius as an EdTech innovation that uses neuroscience to reveal innate abilities.
  • In addition, Leaser outlined the MyInnerGenius successful approach in a recent Forbes interview: Looking For A Fresh Start?
  • Candidates who use MyInnerGenius are almost 2.5 times as likely to be more effective on the job.

SkillStorm Partners with Serco to Accelerate Opportunity for Veterans Without Degrees through SkillStorm’s DOL-Approved IT Apprenticeship Program

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:19pm

Serco is a great partner that is genuinely committed to providing valued career pathways for veterans and transitioning service members, said SkillStorm CEO Justin Vianello.

Key Points: 
  • Serco is a great partner that is genuinely committed to providing valued career pathways for veterans and transitioning service members, said SkillStorm CEO Justin Vianello.
  • SkillStorms 36-month IT Apprenticeship Program provides opportunities for veterans and transitioning service members with no previous technology experience or degree to enter the IT industry.
  • Serco has partnered with SkillStorm for the past three years to obtain highly skilled IT professionals to support mission critical government programs.
  • More information and how to apply to SkillStorms IT Apprenticeship Program can be found at https://www.skillstorm.com/it-apprenticeship .

DeVry University Celebrates the Success of Its Student Athletes

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 3:25pm

I want to offer heartfelt congratulations to all of our student and alumni athletes who competed at the Paralympic Games, and particularly to the medalists who accomplished their dreams at the highest level, said Tom Monahan, president and CEO at DeVry University.

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  • I want to offer heartfelt congratulations to all of our student and alumni athletes who competed at the Paralympic Games, and particularly to the medalists who accomplished their dreams at the highest level, said Tom Monahan, president and CEO at DeVry University.
  • DeVry prides itself on uniquely serving students who are committed not only to near-term accomplishments, but the ability to thrive and grow over the longer term.
  • Prior to the Paralympic Games, DeVry student and alumni athletes brought home 8 medals during the Olympic Games in Tokyo: 2 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze, bringing DeVry student and alumni athletes overall medal count to 20: 7 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze from Tokyo 2020.
  • DeVry University strives to close societys opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change.