Community College of Philadelphia Moves Beyond Traditional Classrooms With Next-Generation Learning Portal

National IT Training Company Develops Comprehensive Online Community to

Enhance Instructor-Led Computer Programs at Community College of Philadelphia



Apr 01, 2001, 00:00 ET from Community College of Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Community College of Philadelphia
 and educational services network I/Tech Services, Inc. today announced the
 availability of a new learning portal designed to supplement Information
 Technology training programs offered at the College.  E3, designed and powered
 by I/Tech, functions as an Extended Education Environment that will allow
 enrolled students to access career development tools, information technology
 resources, IT certification updates, live online workshops and seminars, and
 subject-matter experts.  E3 also serves as the launching-point for e-learning
 programs including web-based IT curriculum from national e-learning leader,
 KnowledgeNet.com, Inc.
     "Community College of Philadelphia has been working with I/Tech over the
 course of the past year to offer advanced IT certification programs from
 CompTIA and Microsoft.  The introduction of E3 will only make these programs
 more successful," noted Waverly Coleman, Director of Continuing Education and
 Economic Development.  "Our students will gain a significant advantage in the
 booming technology marketplace thanks to the value-added services now
 available through this learning portal," he added.
 
     An Overview of E3-Extended Education Environment
     I/Tech's innovative learning portal supports IT education outside the
 classroom.  Students will benefit from the personal touch of expert
 instruction in the classroom, while enjoying the freedom of online support
 services available 24 hours a day.  Each enrolled student receives a
 customizable E3 account, at no additional cost.  In addition to free practice
 exams and supplemental study resources, students will have access to job
 placement services and career resources.  E3 provides outstanding content
 including an online technical library with books from publishers like
 Microsoft Press, Que, New Riders, and Sybex.  The technical library also
 contains a variety of relevant technical articles and whitepapers.  An added
 benefit of E3 is its virtual desktop featuring free e-mail, calendar,
 bookmarks, file space, task lists, utilities, and an address book.
     Community College of Philadelphia, committed to providing "Education for a
 Changing World," is the third largest degree-granting institution in the city,
 enrolling more than 35,000 students annually at more than 60 locations
 throughout Philadelphia.  The College offers day, evening, and weekend classes
 at a variety of convenient locations, as well as English classes on the
 Internet and television courses on cable Channel 53.
 
     Founded in 1998, I/Tech Services, Inc. is the nation's first and largest
 college/community-based IT educational services network, offering a variety of
 innovative Information Technology (IT) education, training and content support
 services nationwide.  I/Tech, a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
 (CTEC), currently enjoys partnerships with over 100 colleges in the United
 States.  All I/Tech training programs feature official or approved curricula,
 certified trainers with real world experience, and state-of-the-art
 classrooms.  Visit I/Tech on the Web at www.itechtraining.com .
 
 

SOURCE Community College of Philadelphia
    PHILADELPHIA, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Community College of Philadelphia
 and educational services network I/Tech Services, Inc. today announced the
 availability of a new learning portal designed to supplement Information
 Technology training programs offered at the College.  E3, designed and powered
 by I/Tech, functions as an Extended Education Environment that will allow
 enrolled students to access career development tools, information technology
 resources, IT certification updates, live online workshops and seminars, and
 subject-matter experts.  E3 also serves as the launching-point for e-learning
 programs including web-based IT curriculum from national e-learning leader,
 KnowledgeNet.com, Inc.
     "Community College of Philadelphia has been working with I/Tech over the
 course of the past year to offer advanced IT certification programs from
 CompTIA and Microsoft.  The introduction of E3 will only make these programs
 more successful," noted Waverly Coleman, Director of Continuing Education and
 Economic Development.  "Our students will gain a significant advantage in the
 booming technology marketplace thanks to the value-added services now
 available through this learning portal," he added.
 
     An Overview of E3-Extended Education Environment
     I/Tech's innovative learning portal supports IT education outside the
 classroom.  Students will benefit from the personal touch of expert
 instruction in the classroom, while enjoying the freedom of online support
 services available 24 hours a day.  Each enrolled student receives a
 customizable E3 account, at no additional cost.  In addition to free practice
 exams and supplemental study resources, students will have access to job
 placement services and career resources.  E3 provides outstanding content
 including an online technical library with books from publishers like
 Microsoft Press, Que, New Riders, and Sybex.  The technical library also
 contains a variety of relevant technical articles and whitepapers.  An added
 benefit of E3 is its virtual desktop featuring free e-mail, calendar,
 bookmarks, file space, task lists, utilities, and an address book.
     Community College of Philadelphia, committed to providing "Education for a
 Changing World," is the third largest degree-granting institution in the city,
 enrolling more than 35,000 students annually at more than 60 locations
 throughout Philadelphia.  The College offers day, evening, and weekend classes
 at a variety of convenient locations, as well as English classes on the
 Internet and television courses on cable Channel 53.
 
     Founded in 1998, I/Tech Services, Inc. is the nation's first and largest
 college/community-based IT educational services network, offering a variety of
 innovative Information Technology (IT) education, training and content support
 services nationwide.  I/Tech, a Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center
 (CTEC), currently enjoys partnerships with over 100 colleges in the United
 States.  All I/Tech training programs feature official or approved curricula,
 certified trainers with real world experience, and state-of-the-art
 classrooms.  Visit I/Tech on the Web at www.itechtraining.com .
 
 SOURCE  Community College of Philadelphia