PRnewswire | April 20, 2023
Interplay Learning, the leading provider of online and virtual reality training for the essential skilled trades, announces a partnership with the Temperature Control Institute (TCI), a unique state-of-the-art skilled trades education program helping underemployed youth prepare for careers in the skilled trades.
TCI offers six-month certification courses in HVAC and commercial refrigeration. All students graduate with at least one job-ready certification, such as EPA 608, OSHA 10 and NATE, and use Interplay's training to help prepare for their exams. Graduates are qualified for entry-level employment, offering employers in Memphis, Tennessee and Southaven, Mississippi skilled and job-ready talent. Qualifying students may also receive free tuition through state funding.
"Interplay Learning is like having another instructor," said Edward York, TCI Director. "We get more effective learning done in less time, and we're also seeing less wear and tear on our equipment. That's going to allow us to grow faster, so we can help even more young people acquire essential skills that enable them to turn their lives around."
Interplay Learning's immersive virtual-reality simulations and robust catalog of technical content enhance TCI's classroom engagement and hands-on training programs. The platform includes expert-led video-based training, knowledge checks, and hands-on 3D simulations to help technicians rapidly develop on-the-job skills and practice troubleshooting in a risk-free, familiar environment. The on-demand courses offer game-like training that provides flexibility so students can practice anytime, according to their learning style, using a tablet, computer, or virtual reality headset.
TCI is currently enrolling students at its Southhaven, Mississippi, location conveniently located near Memphis, Tennessee. TCI plans to increase its class size as it expands to a new facility in Memphis later this year and add additional training programs for plumbing, electrical, and building maintenance.
"Our mission is to help institutions build better training, better careers, and better lives," said Doug Donovan, founder and CEO of Interplay Learning. "Temperature Control Institute is a shining example of how simulation-based technology can engage and support the next-generation skilled workforce more effectively. We're proud to partner with TCI to support the young, underemployed community in Memphis with an innovative strategy that addresses the skilled labor shortage."
Interplay Learning builds better training, better careers, and better lives for its customers and their employees. Its award-winning online and virtual reality training for the essential skilled trades, including HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, multifamily maintenance, and facilities maintenance workforces, is scalable and more effective than traditional training methods. By leveraging immersive learning technology, Interplay's customers can train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality, resulting in a highly trained employee who is job-ready in weeks, not years.
About Interplay Learning
Austin-based Interplay Learning offers scalable and effective training for the essential skilled trades that helps business leaders, educators and their teams build better companies, better careers and better lives. Interplay Learning's immersive online and VR training platform for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, solar, hospitality, multifamily maintenance and facilities maintenance workforces includes expert-led video courses, hands-on 3D simulations, knowledge checks and custom learning paths to upskill advanced technicians and help new technicians be job-ready in weeks, not years.
PRnewswire | May 08, 2023
Relativity, a global legal technology company, today announced it is working with Microsoft Corp. to expand the impact of its programs, Justice for Change and Relativity Academic Partners. Relativity and Microsoft will work together to accomplish Relativity's mission of empowering communities through providing access to the education, technology, and resources necessary for a more equitable society.
"We are deeply committed to driving better outcomes through our social impact programs and are honored and excited that Microsoft has taken notice of our work as well as felt inspired to get involved," said Phil Saunders, CEO of Relativity. "Microsoft's generous investment will directly support our ongoing efforts to power the pursuit of justice and expand legal technology education."
Microsoft will support Relativity's social impact programs, Justice for Change and Relativity Academic Partners and further advance Relativity's existing work with nonprofits and academic institutions and strategically expand access to better achieve program goals. They will establish volunteer opportunities and community engagement projects for employees to nurture the communities in which they live and work.
"Supporting social programs for justice and expanded legal technology education is important to Microsoft and we are proud to work with Relativity on these issues," says Justin Spelhaug, Vice President of Tech for Social Impact, part of Microsoft Philanthropies. "Modern cloud technology is a key component to ensuring students and policy makers have the tools they need to advance racial and social justice."
Relativity's Justice for Change program provides the company's SaaS product, RelativityOne, free of charge to organizations tackling legal cases and academic and policy research related to racial and social justice. The Relativity Academic Partner program offers professors access to practice-ready curricula and Relativity software, enabling students to gain early exposure to the knowledge and skills needed to be indispensable to their future employers.
"It's amazing to see what's possible when we align our resources with other companies like Relativity who are looking to make an impact in the community that's both palpable and enduring," said Nisaini Rexach, Manager, Community Engagement, Microsoft Philanthropies. "Thrilled to support Relativity in this capacity."
"Relativity's commitment to making a difference not only positively impacts the communities we serve, it also creates opportunities for fellow organizations to join forces and amplify their work," said Colleen Costello, Head of Social Impact at Relativity. "We appreciate Microsoft's incredible generosity and look forward to collaborating to make an even greater impact."
Today's news builds on Relativity and Microsoft's existing work to bridge technology with social impact initiatives.
Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS product, RelativityOne, manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations. Relativity has more than 300,000 users in approximately 40 countries serving thousands of organizations globally primarily in legal, financial services and government sectors, including the U.S. Department of Justice and 198 of the Am Law 200.
PRnewswire | May 11, 2023
Anthology, a leading provider of education solutions, today announced that two of its flagship solutions have been named as Gold Stevie Award Winners in the 21st Annual American Business Awards. Anthology Student, a learner-centric student information system (SIS) that drives student success, won in the Administrative Solution category and Blackboard Learn by Anthology, Anthology's next-generation learning management system (LMS), won in the Postsecondary Learning Management Solution category.
"We're delighted to be recognized by the American Business Awards as we continue to invest in transformative, intentional solutions that advance the missions of our clients," said Jim Milton, Anthology Chairman and CEO. "This recognition is the result of our commitment to delivering client-centric innovation designed to help learners around the world achieve their goals."
Anthology Student is a cloud-based student information system (SIS) that allows universities to manage everything from admission through graduation, including financial aid, student accounts, career services, and analytics. It allows schools and institutions to use contemporary functionality and scalable features to improve student results.
Supporting the needs of the modern classroom, Blackboard Learn provides educators with the autonomy to deliver the inclusive, consistent educational experiences learners desire through a modern, intuitive, and personalized interface. With recent competitive wins and significant investment in new features powered in part by client feedback, Blackboard Learn is a top choice for schools and universities seeking a comprehensive and modern learning management solution. In 2022, Blackboard Learn was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie Award in the Postsecondary Learning Management Solution category at the 19th Annual International Business Awards.
"It is very gratifying for us to be able to recognize the achievements of such a wide variety of organizations, teams, and individuals in the 21st ABAs, and we look forward to bringing them together in New York on June 13 to celebrate with them," said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards.
Anthology offers the largest EdTech ecosystem on a global scale for education, supporting more than 150 million users in 80 countries. With a mission to provide dynamic, data-informed experiences to the global education community through Anthology Intelligent Experiences™, we help learners, leaders and educators achieve their goals by offering over 60 SaaS products and services designed to advance learning.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.