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GEICO Program That Turns Military Vets Into IT Analysts Expanding to Virginia Beach

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 12:30pm

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    Starting a new career after military service can be trying, said Davis, whose stellar military tenure included a deployment to Kuwait for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Launched in 2015, the program combines 12 months of classroom work, mentoring and real-world experience to transform military veterans into full-time GEICO IT analysts.
  • The program had been based solely at GEICO corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland , but next year, it is expanding to the companys regional office in Virginia Beach, Virginia , a city with a strong military and veteran presence.
  • Those who have served in the military have unique talents and skills, GEICO Manager of IT Talent and Leadership Development Missy Clark said.

$16K in Grant Funds from Banks to Be Awarded to Benefit Special-Needs Adults

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:10pm

Rio Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to C.A.M.P.

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  • Rio Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will award $16,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to C.A.M.P.
  • University, a McAllen, Texas-based nonprofit that benefits special-needs young adults through occupational therapy, special education and rehabilitative services.
  • The funds will help pay for a feasibility and planning study of providing group housing for C.A.M.P.
  • Local dignitaries will join bank representatives at a check presentation at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Rio Bank in McAllen.

No Improvement in American Adults' Literacy, Numeracy, or Digital Problem-Solving Skills, According to New Report From the National Center for Education Statistics

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Twenty-nine percent of American adults performed at the lowest level for numeracy on a major international study, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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  • Twenty-nine percent of American adults performed at the lowest level for numeracy on a major international study, according to a new report released today by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • These results are another signal that many Americans struggle with the most basic of math skills, said NCES Associate Commissioner Peggy Carr.
  • PIAAC assesses adult skills in three domainsliteracy, numeracy, and digital problem solvingand collects information on adults education, work experience, and other background factors.
  • And digital problem solving means the ability to access and interpret information in digital environments to perform practical tasks.

Icahn Automotive Recognized with Lincoln Tech’s Pride in Partnership Award

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:09pm

Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, was awarded the Chief Executive Officer and Presidents Pride in Partnership Award by Lincoln Technical Institute (Lincoln Tech).

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  • Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, was awarded the Chief Executive Officer and Presidents Pride in Partnership Award by Lincoln Technical Institute (Lincoln Tech).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191114005762/en/
    Lincoln Techs Mahwah Campus President Robert Paganinipresents the Chief Executive Officer and Presidents Pride in Partnership Award to Pep Boys Service Area Director Vinny Lemmo.
  • Icahn Automotive Group LLC (Icahn Automotive) was formed by its parent, Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), to invest in and operate businesses involved in aftermarket parts distribution and service.
  • Icahn Automotive today consists of Pep Boys automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, Auto Plus automotive aftermarket parts distributor, Precision Tune Auto Care owned and franchised automotive service centers, and AAMCO Total Auto Care franchised service centers.

CampusESP Celebrates Its 50th Customer: Clemson University

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:08pm

CampusESP, a provider of technology solutions that help colleges and universities engage parents and families, announced today that it signed its 50th customer, Clemson University.

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  • CampusESP, a provider of technology solutions that help colleges and universities engage parents and families, announced today that it signed its 50th customer, Clemson University.
  • Clemson University offers alert notifications via social media, the Universitys website, and mobile notifications.
  • CampusESP will create an online community of Clemson families and key University staff to provide timely information about financial aid and tuition deadlines, and answer questions from parents more quickly.
  • Clemson University joins a growing network of schools such as Penn State University, Morgan State University, Samford University, King's College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who all take parent engagement seriously and are committed to delivering the highest levels of excellence.

Revature Announces Training Partnership with Pega to expand the Digital Talent Pipeline

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:06pm

The partnership will train a growing talent pool of certified professionals who can deliver digital transformation to clients by leveraging Pega's industry-leading technology.

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  • The partnership will train a growing talent pool of certified professionals who can deliver digital transformation to clients by leveraging Pega's industry-leading technology.
  • Through the partnership, Revature will use the low-code Pega PlatformTM to create a customized training program that equips participants with the skills necessary to develop and implement digital solutions for enterprise customers.
  • "We're thrilled to partner with Pega to create an ecosystem that helps us bridge skill gaps and create a talent pipeline for companies undergoing digital transformation," said Ashwin Bharath, Chief Executive Officer at Revature.
  • Revature recruits, trains and deploys enterprise-ready talent, bridging the technology skills gap and providing companies with predictable access to custom trained technology talent.

Entellitrak to Power New Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management System for Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:13pm

Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) subsidiary MicroPact, the passion and technology thats transforming government, is providing case management technology to the Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (ARV).

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  • Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) subsidiary MicroPact, the passion and technology thats transforming government, is providing case management technology to the Puerto Rico Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (ARV).
  • The new vocational rehabilitation system will be based on the entellitrak platform , the only low-code application development platform purpose-built for the public sector.
  • A consortium of MicroPact Global Alliance partners will be providing a case management solution to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment agency, including 2,500 entellitrak licenses.
  • By automating their case management processes, the Puerto Rico ARV will be helping thousands of disabled individuals throughout Puerto Rico improve their opportunities in the workplace.

Citi’s Annual e for education Campaign Raises $8.15 Million

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:29pm

Citis annual e for education campaign has raised $8.15 million to support education focused non-profits.

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  • Citis annual e for education campaign has raised $8.15 million to support education focused non-profits.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191114005027/en/
    This year, Citi expanded the campaign to include a broader range of electronically traded products.
  • Throughout the nine-week campaign, Citi's Foreign Exchange business donated $1 for every $1 million traded on its electronic platforms including Citi Velocity, Citi's flagship trading platform for institutional clients, and CitiFX Pulse for corporate and custody clients.
  • We are so very grateful to everyone involved in Citis e for education campaign, said Catherine Roche, CEO at Place2Be.

CEdMA Honors Talend as Leader in Customer Education Services with 2019 Innovation Award

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Today at the Customer Education Management Association (CEdMA) Training Leadership Conference, CEdMA announced that the Talend Technical Enablement Team is the recipient of the 2019 CEdMA Innovation Award for their new continuous learning program, Talend Academy.

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  • Today at the Customer Education Management Association (CEdMA) Training Leadership Conference, CEdMA announced that the Talend Technical Enablement Team is the recipient of the 2019 CEdMA Innovation Award for their new continuous learning program, Talend Academy.
  • The CEdMA Innovation Award seeks to recognize a CEdMA member company with an innovative approach to solve a problem or address an opportunity.
  • We are honored to receive this award from CEdMA for our innovative approach to training customers through Talend Academy, said Pat Durante, Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend.
  • We are delighted to recognize the efforts of the Talend Technical Enablement team with the 2019 CEdMA Innovation Award.