NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MHP), today announced the acquisition of Starting Out, Inc., a publisher of life-skills learning, and workplace readiness information for the education, workforce, and corrections markets.
The acquisition significantly strengthens McGraw-Hill Education's position as a leading provider of adult basic education, college, workforce, and career-development resources, providing the company with considerable opportunities to leverage Starting Out's products and capabilities.
"We are pleased to expand both our print and digital capabilities in career and workforce development," said Jeff Livingston, senior vice president of McGraw-Hill Education's Applied, College & Career Readiness Center. "It is important to provide resources that build on the basic life-management skills many young adults receive in school and at home. The addition of Starting Out reinforces our commitment to helping students and young adults make informed decisions regarding their career paths as they transition from one life stage to the next."
With state-specific information in more than 80 life skills categories, each edition in the Starting Out! series offers a practical guide to decision-making for learners as they transition into a productive life and career. Topics include financial literacy, employment and careers, health and nutrition, civic responsibilities, conservation, housing and taxes, diet and nutrition, consumerism, and more.
Editions of Starting Out! will continue being published, complete with access to the accompanying website (www.startingout.com), which provides state-specific career resources, including an in-depth career finder that covers more than 200 diverse occupations and a federal benefits locator that explores more than 1,000 assistance programs in education, training, health, and finance. Among the titles currently available are:
- Starting Out! In Community College
- Starting Out! In the Workplace
- Starting Out! Adult Education Edition
- Starting Out! Navigating Life After Graduation
- Starting Out! The Complete Re-Entry Handbook
- Starting Out! Navigating Life After Military Service
For more information on the Starting Out! product line, please contact Mitch Rosin, director, Editorial, Adult Education, by phone: 312-233-6727.
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