Launch Learning Group Helps Metro Detroit Insurance Careers Take Off

Bizdom U graduates launch new training company to help professionals pass state insurance licensing exams the first time with innovative learning techniques.

Jan 27, 2010, 11:04 ET from Launch Learning Group

DETROIT, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to boost licensing exam scores and open doors for prospective insurance agents in Michigan, Launch Learning Group ( today announced the opening of its Detroit-based business.  The Launch Learning Group (LLG), specializes in innovative preparatory courses that assist individuals in successfully completing their state insurance licensing exams, a requirement to sell insurance or receive commissions in the State of Michigan.  LLG is now accepting applications for its first life and health insurance class that begins on Feb. 15, 2010. 

"The state's first-time passing rate is about 50 percent, which is a reflection on the large class sizes and ineffective lecture-based teaching methods," said  Roger Williams, CEO of Launch Learning Group.  "LLG offers prospective insurance agents a fresh alternative to the industry's existing preparatory classes.  Our classes are interactive, taught by enthusiastic instructors and have a maximum capacity of 40 students, creating a recipe for success for this vital industry in our state." 

LLG is the creation of Roger Williams and Antonella Solomon, two entrepreneurs with backgrounds in education and insurance.  Noticing the high failure rate for current licensing courses, they cultivated their ideas to improve statewide results through Bizdom U, the Detroit-based entrepreneurial boot camp founded by Dan Gilbert.  Through Bizdom U's unique, hands-on approach to educating entrepreneurs, Williams and Solomon were able to combine their experiences with Bizdom's dynamic learning style to create an effective curriculum.

Launch Learning Group's pre-licensing courses are state certified by the Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation and taught by experienced and licensed trainers.  The courses are infused with technology and use competitive games, animated videos and proven test-taking strategies that appeal to adult learning styles.  Courses are taught in a one-week module from 8 a.m.5 p.m. in Detroit, Farmington Hills and Livonia, Michigan.  Plans are in the works to expand classes to other areas throughout the state of Michigan by 2011.  LLG will assist individuals who successfully complete the training courses to obtain jobs with some of the top insurance companies in Michigan.

"Most people in Michigan hold insurance of some kind, whether it's life, health, property or casualty.  To meet that consistent demand, insurance companies are hiring new sales agents and depend on professionals learning the materials and passing state exams quickly," said Williams.  "We have transformed what is typically a mundane course into a dynamic interactive experience, delivered in a way that enables new hires to pass the exam the first time."

Registration is now open for the first course in life and health insurance which begins Feb. 15, 2010 by visiting or calling 313-202-6700.

About Launch Learning Group: 

Launch Learning Group is a training company that specializes in innovate pre-licensing courses for state insurance licensing exams in the State of Michigan.  Courses are delivered to help agents pass exams the first time by providing an interactive experience and a small class capacity of 40 students per course.  The company offers classes in Detroit, Farmington Hills and Livonia, Michigan.  For more information, visit

About Bizdom U: 

Bizdom U is a comprehensive four-month, non-profit, entrepreneur boot camp that trains future entrepreneurs about everything they need to know to start and grow a successful, innovative, Detroit-based business. The program was launched by Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and has been funded by him with assistance from the New Economy Initiative and the Kauffman Foundation.  Training is conducted by local entrepreneurs who use their real-world and personal experiences to train participants about the opportunities and challenges they will face as business owners.  During the program, participants prepare a business plan for a company, which must be located within the City of Detroit.  Those who develop a business plan approved by the Bizdom Fund receive funding, a share of ownership in the business and the opportunity to increase their share of ownership.  Bizdom U maintains a share of ownership in each business, using its share of the proceeds to fund future participants and their businesses, thereby creating jobs and growth for the City of Detroit.   For more information, visit

SOURCE Launch Learning Group