Education

Valamis’ Global Survey Reveals the State of L&D in 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:00am

Valamis , the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, published results from the Learning and Development in Organizations in 2019 Report, which combines key results from national surveys executed in the US, Germany, and Finland between April and July of 2019.

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  • Valamis , the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, published results from the Learning and Development in Organizations in 2019 Report, which combines key results from national surveys executed in the US, Germany, and Finland between April and July of 2019.
  • The country comparison reveals that learning and development have reached greater maturity in the US when compared with Germany and Finland.
  • Digital learning environments are more widely in use in organizations, and they are being updated to newer platforms more often.
  • An interesting fact was the difference between employee level and management level responses related to encouragement in skills development.

Ricoh Group Moves Regional Hub to Dubai Silicon Oasis

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30am

Dubai Silicon Oasis, an integrated free zone technology park, and Ricoh Group, a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, celebrated the inauguration of Ricoh Groups new regional commercial hub at DSO.

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  • Dubai Silicon Oasis, an integrated free zone technology park, and Ricoh Group, a Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company, celebrated the inauguration of Ricoh Groups new regional commercial hub at DSO.
  • In 2017, Ricoh announced its 3 years growth strategy ending 2020, supported by an investment of approx.
  • Henning Rudbech, CEO Ricoh EMEA Group, said: At Ricoh, we offer full range of end-to-end solutions in core areas, including office technologies, commercial and industrial printing, and IT services.
  • As a Middle East hub, Dubai provides an ideal base for our branch in the region.

Popular Faculty Information System launches new product to enable institutions to tap the potential of academic talent, from hiring to retirement

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:01am

When all of these paths come together, under a single system, it is not only powerful but a long-needed investment in the success of our faculty.

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  • When all of these paths come together, under a single system, it is not only powerful but a long-needed investment in the success of our faculty.
  • With Lifecycle Management, Interfolio offers a unique approach by providing institutions with a single source for all of the faculty information that exists across campus in siloes.
  • The Lifecycle Management product suite is now available as part of Interfolio's Faculty Information System platform.
  • Working with over 300 clients, Interfolio leads with vision and innovation, always focused on advancing faculty and their institutions.

New Graduates Highlight Petrofac’s Long-term Commitment to India

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:30am

The Indian graduates constitute the largest national group in this years intake of 140 graduates from 14 countries and demonstrate Petrofacs commitment to growing its Indian talent as it positions to further expand its EPC offering in the country.

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  • The Indian graduates constitute the largest national group in this years intake of 140 graduates from 14 countries and demonstrate Petrofacs commitment to growing its Indian talent as it positions to further expand its EPC offering in the country.
  • These projects further strengthen Petrofacs long-term commitment to India, where the company already employs more than 2,000 Indian engineers and staff in its own engineering centres in Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi.
  • As part of Petrofacs long-term commitment to India, Petrofac has invested since 2011 in projects to support young people and to develop Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
  • Group Chief Executive Ayman Asfari said: India has long been at the heart of Petrofacs business.

Media Advisory: Jr. Economic Club of Canada x Global Institute for Conscious Economics launch Mindfulness & Money program to benefit over 500+ youth from across Ontario

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 11:32pm

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An experiential learning program that uses mindfulness and wellbeing tools to enhance financial literacy and economic awareness while creating positive behaviour change for youth.

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  • TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An experiential learning program that uses mindfulness and wellbeing tools to enhance financial literacy and economic awareness while creating positive behaviour change for youth.
  • It is imperative that people across our nation understand the basics of finance and personal money management.
  • Technology continues to rapidly disrupt how money moves colliding financial businesses and innovation and changing how Canadians learn about and use their money.
  • The global financial crisis still has lingering impacts on financial institutions, businesses and families all over the world.

Certiport Announces Communication Skills for Business Certification Program

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:40pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Certiport , a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced the new Communication Skills for Business (CSB) certification program.

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  • SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Certiport , a Pearson VUE business and the leading provider of IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners, today announced the new Communication Skills for Business (CSB) certification program.
  • The performance-based CSB certification exam validates the ability to effectively communicate in a business setting, along with critical thinking, collaboration and creativity skills.
  • Certiport recommends that individuals looking to successfully pass CSB certification have approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience in formal communication theory and practice.
  • The CSB certification exam is available immediately in English with tailored learning materials, GMetrix practice tests and a performance-based certification exam.

MentorWorks Partners with BFIT to Offer Students an Alternative to Student Loans with Income Share Agreements

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

"We know that the lack of financial and social capital inhibits education and career opportunities for students in higher education.

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  • "We know that the lack of financial and social capital inhibits education and career opportunities for students in higher education.
  • "BFIT is pleased to partner with MentorWorks Education Capital to provide BFIT students an alternative source of education financing," said Anthony Benoit, President of BFIT.
  • MentorWorks Education Capital provides Income Share Agreement (ISA) financing which enables students to complete their program without incurring up-front tuition costs.
  • To learn more about MentorWorks Education Capital visit: http://www.mentorworksedcap.com or reach out to MentorWorks Education Capital COO, Micha Sabovik at micha@mentorworksedcap.com .

IXL Learning Acquires Learning Resources Platform Education.com

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

"Everything we do at IXL is motivated by one thing: improving learning for all students," said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning.

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  • "Everything we do at IXL is motivated by one thing: improving learning for all students," said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning.
  • "With a high-quality and well-rounded collection of resources for educators and students, Education.com is a wonderful complement to IXL.
  • Founded in 1998, IXL Learning's flagship product is IXL, a personalized learning platform that helps teachers and parents reach every learner and help them achieve more.
  • Featuring a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, the IXL Continuous Diagnostic, personalized guidance and real-time Analytics, IXL is proven to improve learning outcomes for all students.

Statement on educational sector collective bargaining in Ontario

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:09pm

Members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation have overwhelmingly voted to stand up and fight for publicly funded education.

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  • Members of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation have overwhelmingly voted to stand up and fight for publicly funded education.
  • Teachers and education workers are speaking for frustrated parents, fed up with growing class sizes and dramatic cuts to teaching staff.
  • They are standing with students, who are facing a loss of access to course options and programs.
  • Not only has the Ford government attempted to weaken the foundations of publicly funded education, they have shown contempt for free and fair collective bargaining, most recently with Bill 124, which tramples the Charter rights of Ontario public sector employees.

E*TRADE Earns Accolade From InvestmentNews Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:05pm

E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced it was named a Diversity Champion finalist in the InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Awards.

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  • E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC) today announced it was named a Diversity Champion finalist in the InvestmentNews Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Awards.
  • Diversity and inclusion are woven into our culture at E*TRADE and in the work we do for our customers, said Lori Sher, Executive Vice President at E*TRADE Financial.
  • For more news on diversity and inclusion initiatives at E*TRADE, follow the company on LinkedIn .
  • In the InvestmentNews 2019 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards, E*TRADE was recognized as a finalist along with 16 other financial services firms from over 160 nominations.