Utilizing Job Skills Training and Certifications Through Online Learning to Increase Employability
NY Wired's new Skillup America™ program delivers training and industry certification exam prep.
ALBANY, N.Y., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For the millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans, New York Wired for Education (NY Wired) launched a new program called Skillup America™. The particular focus will be the millions of recent college graduates who are looking for a technical or professional certification.
"Many recent college graduates are in debt, living at home and waiting tables" says New York Wired CEO, Brian Lee. "These graduates don't have the $5,000 necessary to pursue classroom certification programs."
Skillup America™ offers job skills training with access to over 4,000 courses for a 180-day period at a fee of $149. In addition, certification training and exam voucher bundles are offered in areas including CompTIA A+, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Specialist, Six Sigma, Project Management, and more. Certification exam costs range from $100 to $350 on average. Compared to traditional training programs or boot camps which can cost thousands, you get the same end result--the industry-recognized credential--by taking training affordably through Skillup America™ instead.
Since 2008, New York Wired's online job skills and certification training programs have been used with success by workforce development centers, libraries, and community colleges in 15 states.
Eyhab Abdalla, a former truck driver for Pepsi, took over 100 hours of training through NY Wired's Metrix Learning System. He took courses on project management and Six Sigma, eventually landing a job at GE Energy.
When interviewing for engineering positions, Eyhab had a mechanical engineering degree without experience.
Eyhab said, "I didn't have the other certificates, such as Project Management, Six Sigma, marketing or other certificates and I didn't have the $5000 to go and get all this type of training necessary to get this job."
After taking Metrix Learning training offered through the Troy,NY One Stop Employment Center, Eyhab was able to tell employers that he had project management knowledge and experience.
"As a result of the Metrix Learning, I got a call back and job offer from General Electric."
A tour of the Skillup America program can be found at http://bit.ly/skillup-tour
Visit the website at http://skillup.metrixlearning.com
Watch Eyhab tell his story at http://metrixlearning.com/news-article.cfm?id=34
Media Contact: Christine Peng New York Wired for Education, 5184621780, firstname.lastname@example.org
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