BOSTON, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Fullbridge, an education technology company that prepares students and young professionals to succeed in the global economy, announces its membership with edX, the nonprofit online learning initiative founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. FullbridgeX on edX will offer Career Edge, a five-course series designed to explore and enhance business and career fundamentals.
Using innovative online learning techniques, this series will help professionals develop a marketable personal brand and the core soft and hard skills that employers look for in the recruiting process. These skills include effective communication, teamwork, business analysis, problem solving and design thinking. Registration for the first course, Design Your Career, begins Wednesday, October 28, and the course is available on November 9.
The following courses are offered in the FullbridgeX series:
- Design Your Career
- Launch: November 9, 2015
- Communication and Teamwork
- Launch: December 15, 2015
- Business Analysis and Data Analytics
- Launch: January 12, 2016
- Analytical Problem Solving and Design Thinking
- Launch: February 9, 2016
- Resume, Networking and Interview Skills
- Launch: March 8, 2016
"So many students and young professionals have an innate desire to launch their careers or change jobs, but don't have time to attend workshops or go back to school," said Candice Carpenter Olson, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Fullbridge. "The partnership with edX allows us to give them the business fundamentals they need for a true life change, while letting them work at their own pace."
"We are pleased to welcome Fullbridge to edX to offer online courses that will help people launch or change their careers," said Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX and MIT Professor. "Fullbridge's experience working hand-in-hand with universities on career development makes them a great fit to help edX learners from all over the world advance their careers and improve their lives."
The courses can be taken individually or as part of the XSeries Program. An XSeries Program is a sequence of courses designed to build mastery of a specific area of study. These programs provide a deep understanding of exciting and in-demand fields. Upon successful completion of the XSeries Program, participants can use the certificate to advance in their professional or academic career.
To register and for more information on the FullbridgeX course series, please visit, https://www.edx.org/school/fullbridgex.
Fullbridge is a high-growth, education technology company committed to helping college students and young professionals succeed in the global economy through transformational professional and industry-specific skills building programs. Fullbridge has run programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East since 2011, with participants ranging from Harvard Law School students, to veterans, to U.S. liberal arts college students, to female vocational students in Saudi Arabia. Fullbridge has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Forbes as a leader in competency-based education and 21st century workplace skills.