BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquent, the leading global staffing organization dedicated to marketing, creative, and digital professionals, has launched a new course as part of Aquent Gymnasium, a revolutionary MOOC (massive open online course) initiative aimed at closing the skills gap faced by creative organizations worldwide. Over 25,000 students have enrolled in Aquent Gymnasium since its launch in July of 2013.
"More than 61 percent of the top 100,000 websites use jQuery and that number continues to grow," said Jeremy Osborn, Academic Director for Aquent Gymnasium. "Today's enterprises want rich, dynamic websites and developers need hands-on experience with powerful resources like jQuery if they hope to meet that demand."
"If you are going to be on the web in any way, you are going to run into jQuery," said David Porter. "We designed this course to keep developers competitive by showing them how to harness jQuery and its plugin ecosystem to quickly tackle any feat."
Aquent offers a broad range of staffing services to help global companies add technical expertise to their marketing and creative departments, increase the bandwidth of their in-house teams, and do better creative work. With a notable client list, generous benefits, and training opportunities, Aquent attracts and places thousands of in-demand talent worldwide. To learn more about Aquent's full range of services, please visit: http://aquent.com/.
About Aquent Gymnasium
Aquent Gymnasium offers free, online courses that teach professional designers and front-end developers the skills most sought after by today's leading companies. Our highly practical courses focus on topics such as HTML and CSS, responsive web design, UX design, and an array of front-end development tools. Taught by experienced practitioners with a passion for teaching, we emphasize the real-world application of knowledge and our courses feature assignments that allow students to create portfolio-ready work. To learn more about, please visit: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/