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OneTen pledges over 3,000 tech education scholarships over the next ten years to increase Black representation in the tech sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTen announced today the launch of an inaugural scholarship program designed to increase educational opportunities for Black talent without four-year degrees and help them pursue family-sustaining jobs in the tech industry. In partnership with talent transformation platform Udacity and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, OneTen will offer a total of 3,500 scholarships for the first two years. This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.

Key Points: 
  • This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.
  • The 3,500 fully funded scholarships focus on training Black talent on four core tech competencies, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Front End Developer and Predictive Analytics.
  • We can take immediate and concrete action to increase the representation of the Black community in the tech sector through this partnership with OneTen and the BIT Foundation."
  • OneTen recognizes the unique potential in everyone every individual, every business, every community to change the arc of America's story with Black talent.

Mohn Media Invests in Efficiency and Value with EFI Publication Print Suite ERP

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 4:15pm

Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of enterprise publication print organizations, the EFI Publication Print Suite integrates many production activities, automating manufacturing to help businesses control costs, reduce waste, and remove inefficiencies.

Key Points: 
  • Specifically designed to meet the unique needs of enterprise publication print organizations, the EFI Publication Print Suite integrates many production activities, automating manufacturing to help businesses control costs, reduce waste, and remove inefficiencies.
  • The suite features advanced EFI Technique ERP software at its core, giving users the benefit of powerful, rules-based system intelligence to produce complex, multi-option estimates in minutes.
  • Robust data solutions in the suite give Mohn Media even more capabilities, helping company managers gain visibility and insight into every area of the business.
  • For more information about the EFI Publication Print Suite and other products and services from EFI, visit www.efi.com.

Udacity To Host Premier Virtual Conference Empowering Women To Succeed In STEM

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Despite global discussion and actions taken to address gender inequality in STEM, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in these fields.

Key Points: 
  • Despite global discussion and actions taken to address gender inequality in STEM, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in these fields.
  • STEM Forward with Women aims to equip and empower women with the opportunity to learn in-demand tech skills and provide a platform to connect with female leaders in the industry.
  • STEM Forward with Womenwill also showcase compelling and evocative stories of students in Udacity's Women in STEM Scholarship program who have successfully completed Nanodegree programs to advance in their careers.
  • "We provided more than 400 scholarships to women across 30 of our enterprise customers through Udacity's Women in STEM scholarship program.

Veteran Media Executive Sean Atkins Joins Jellysmack as President, Signaling the Creator Economy's Rapid Evolution into Mainstream Media

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

Global creator company Jellysmack continues to expand their executive team with the addition of accomplished media veteran Sean Atkins as President.

Key Points: 
  • Global creator company Jellysmack continues to expand their executive team with the addition of accomplished media veteran Sean Atkins as President.
  • Atkins' arrival further signals and validates the creator economy's evolution into a powerful mainstream industry, with Jellysmack at the very forefront.
  • Atkins, who has pioneered and championed the digital evolution of traditional media for over 20 years, has served as an official advisor to Jellysmack since 2019.
  • Jellysmack co-founder and co-CEO Michael Philippe celebrated Atkins' arrival noting that "Sean joins us at a milestone moment for the creator economy."

The Kellogg Sales Institute Launches Professional Certificate in Sales, in Partnership with Emeritus, Led by Award-Winning Professor Craig Wortmann

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 3:15pm

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Kellogg Sales Institute has launched the Professional Certificate in Sales to help new and experienced sales professionals and entrepreneurs learn exceptional sales techniques.

Key Points: 
  • EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Kellogg Sales Institute has launched the Professional Certificate in Sales to help new and experienced sales professionals and entrepreneurs learn exceptional sales techniques.
  • The Professional Certificate in Sales is designed, developed, and delivered by Professor Craig Wortmann, Clinical Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Kellogg and the Founder of the Kellogg Sales Institute.
  • "The Kellogg Professional Certificate in Sales Program transforms participants into exceptional sellers, leaders, and communicators, from learning negotiation strategies and storytelling to cultivating powerful networking skills and developing a personal brand," said Professor Craig Wortmann.
  • The Kellogg Sales Institute strives to create and teach programs that activate high-impact sales habits through immersive and bespoke experiences.

Udacity Partners With Workforce Development Board Of Central Ohio To Upskill Central Ohio Job Seekers

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

"Udacity's Nanodegree programs are helping us offer what central Ohio job seekers need now more than ever - training and experience using in-demand skills that they can develop more quickly than traditional certification programs," said Lisa Patt-McDaniel the President & CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.

Key Points: 
  • "Udacity's Nanodegree programs are helping us offer what central Ohio job seekers need now more than ever - training and experience using in-demand skills that they can develop more quickly than traditional certification programs," said Lisa Patt-McDaniel the President & CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.
  • "After a successful pilot run earlier this year, we're excited to partner with Udacity to offer shorter term, flexible programs to central Ohio job seekers so they grow their careers in the digital economy."
  • In tandem, Udacity is offering career services for learners to receive job search, networking, and mentorship support every step of the way.
  • The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio is a nonprofit organization serving as the Strategy and Policy Board for Ohio Workforce Area 11, Columbus and Franklin County.

Powerbridge Technologies Announces Industry Expert Michael L. Zhao joining its Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Operations

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 11:00am

ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PBTS) ("Powerbridge Technologies" or the "Company"), a SaaS solutions and Blockchain applications provider, announced today that Michael Liang Zhao, a proven industry expert is joining Powerbridge Technologies to lead the Company's technology development efforts in blockchain applications and cryptocurrency mining.

Key Points: 
  • ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Powerbridge Technologies Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: PBTS) ("Powerbridge Technologies" or the "Company"), a SaaS solutions and Blockchain applications provider, announced today that Michael Liang Zhao, a proven industry expert is joining Powerbridge Technologies to lead the Company's technology development efforts in blockchain applications and cryptocurrency mining.
  • Mr. Zhao is an established and proven blockchain and cryptocurrency expert with many years of working experience, particularly in Bitcoin and Ethereum mining.
  • Before joining Powerbridge Technologies, Mr. Zhao had successfully led the development of a public blockchain focusing on data storage and analysis.
  • Stewart Lor, President and Chief Financial Officer of Powerbridge Technologies, stated: "The blockchain and crypto markets are growing and changing rapidly.

Udacity and Carahsoft Partner to Bring Powerful Talent Transformation Solutions to Public Sector Agencies

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

"We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft to bolster employee upskilling in the Public Sector in order to catapult our nation into the future," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.

Key Points: 
  • "We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft to bolster employee upskilling in the Public Sector in order to catapult our nation into the future," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.
  • Through public and private partnerships, Udacity offers Nanodegree program scholarships for Government employees around the globe to educate workforces at scale on skills in core and emerging technologies.
  • Udacity is a global, online training platform powering digital transformation and accelerated time-to-market initiatives for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises.
  • Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets.

Emeritus Supercharges Mission to Make High Quality Education Affordable and Accessible Through $650 Million Capital Raise Led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:13pm

BOSTON, Aug. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world, announced today a $650 million funding round, through a mix of primary and secondary funding, which values the company at $3.2 billion, quadrupling its Series D valuation from August, 2020. The investment, led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, is one of the largest for an education upskilling company.  It also marks Accel's largest single EdTech investment.

Key Points: 
  • The investment, led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, is one of the largest for an education upskilling company.
  • Their products are helping bring the best quality education to students around the world at affordable prices," said Anand Daniel, Partner at Accel.
  • "This fundraise will help Emeritus continue to expand its mission of making high quality education accessible and affordable to learners across the world."
  • **As of the date of this press release, SoftBank Group Corp. has made capital contributions to allow investments by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 ("SVF 2") in certain portfolio companies.

Emeritus Supercharges Mission to Make High Quality Education Affordable and Accessible Through $650 Million Capital Raise Led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 1:06pm

The investment, led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, is one of the largest for an education upskilling company.

Key Points: 
  • The investment, led by Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2, is one of the largest for an education upskilling company.
  • Their products are helping bring the best quality education to students around the world at affordable prices," said Anand Daniel, Partner at Accel.
  • "This fundraise will help Emeritus continue to expand its mission of making high quality education accessible and affordable to learners across the world."
  • Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world.