Coursera | January 18, 2023
On January 17, 2023, Goodwill Industries International and Coursera announced a collaboration to create the Goodwill Career Coach and Navigator Professional Certificate. The very first certificate of its kind will provide educational content developed from 120 years of Goodwill's history of industry expertise to those who are pursuing a career in workforce development and career navigation.
This self-paced course enables development and learning for Goodwill coaches and career navigators by leveraging the power of Coursera's cost-effective online platform. Workforce development resources and tools are also provided to the Goodwill navigators and coaches to enable them to better assist job seekers across the U.S. and Canada. The online training, based on the expertise and experience of local Goodwill career services teams, prepares professionals for employment in the emerging career coaching and navigation profession.
Career counselors and navigators help over one million people find jobs, education, and necessary support service, playing an essential role in Goodwill's mission. Accessible, career-focused learning courses that lead to professional certificates help job seekers find good jobs, earn a living wage, and boost local economies. Aspiring professionals who are looking to upscale their skills and enhance workforce development, including Goodwill's nonprofit and community partners, can benefit from the Goodwill Career Coach and Navigator Professional Certificate.
Chief Mission Officer of Goodwill Industries International, Martin Scaglione, said, "Goodwill provides career services to help individuals facing barriers reach their potential through the power of work. Employers in local communities find Goodwill to be a trusted source for talent," He further mentioned, "The Goodwill Career Coach and Navigator Professional Certificate not only benefits career services professionals and employers, but most importantly it is a game changer for the individual they both serve, by opening access to opportunity.
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
Launched in 2012 by Stanford Computer Science professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, Coursera's mission is to offer universal access to top-notch learning. With 102 million registered learners as of March 31, 2022, it is one of the world's largest online learning platforms. Coursera collaborates with over 250 leading industry partners and universities to provide a diverse collection of professional certificates, courses, guided projects, specializations, and bachelor's and master's degrees. Coursera is employed by organizations worldwide to reskill and upskill their employees, students, and citizens in areas such as technology, data science, and business.
Alteryx | March 02, 2023
On March 01, 2023, Alteryx, an analytics automation platform, launched the Alteryx SparkED Datathon series, designed for data literacy and upskilling in partnership with McLaren Racing. Disney, RSM US LLP and McLaren Racing hosted two days SparkED Datathon at The University of Texas, Dallas (UT Dallas).
Alteryx SparkED is its free analytics education program, helping about 977 institutions worldwide, with approximately 87% increase annually in 2022, and over 140,000 learners in different countries benefited. This upskilling initiative would help learners gain knowledge and experience in data and analytics operations and understand the importance of these operations for decision intelligence in the business outcomes of data-driven organizations. In addition, it empowers individual learners and career changers with growth opportunities and enhanced career outcomes even in the present economic crisis.
McLaren Racing's Executive Director, Partnerships and Accelerator, Matt Dennington said, "Promoting STEM education pathways to help prepare today's students to become tomorrow's data leaders' forms part of McLaren Racing's commitment to making STEM careers more accessible to all." He added, "Teaming up with our partner Alteryx to host a SparkED Datathon at the McLaren Technology Centre is an exciting opportunity for data-curious students. They will need to solve challenges using real-world McLaren data on the same innovative analytics platform our team uses to power our performance-enhancing insights."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
UT Dallas' Director of MS Business Analytics and Assistant Professor of Instruction, Gaurav Shekhar said, "It's important for us to build a robust data analytics program and give our students strong networking opportunities to improve their career outcomes." He added, "Alteryx SparkED has been a key partner for upskilling our students and helping them develop highly demanded data analytics skills that every employer across every industry needs."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Alteryx, a software development company, provides services for self-service data analytics, predictive analytics, spatial analytics, business intelligence, statistical analytics, strategic analytics, data analytics, data blending, data prep, and data science. It offers end-to-end automation of data engineering, analytics, reporting, machine learning, and data science processes. It empowers businesses with data analytics which is helpful for them in many business processes. Customers trust its insights for impactful business outcomes worldwide. With its software data, enterprises solve complex problems, saving their mundane data preparation work, distribution, and time.
Interplay Learning | February 01, 2023
On January 31st, 2023, Interplay Learning partnered with Dominium Management Services to provide highly effective, engaging, and scalable training solutions. Interplay Learning is an effective and scalable training solution for engaging maintenance technicians. Dominium, an affordable housing developer, owner, and manager, offers Interplay's training solutions to its technicians of all levels of experience.
With Interplay Learning's experiential, on-demand training courses and skills evaluations, Dominium provides maintenance associates with realistic 3D simulations and training content designed to develop their internal technical skills. In addition, the company offers a robust, just-in-time training curriculum to more than 350 employees across 230 communities, with a diverse catalog of technical courses and custom learning paths tailored to each employee's skill level and property needs.
After using Interplay, Dominium has seen a decrease in ramp times, an increase in internal promotions, and a rise in technician confidence. In addition, cutting-edge training contributes to Dominium's ability to establish a competitive advantage.
By creating and managing high-quality, reliable, affordable homes that lay the groundwork for more vibrant neighborhoods, Dominium contributes to the solution of the affordable housing crisis. The availability of inexpensive housing in their area is a problem, according to almost 90% of American adults. A recent survey also reveals 6.8 million fewer affordable rental housing units than needed in the nation.
Interplay's customers can train and practice hands-on learning from a desktop, phone, tablet, or in virtual reality by utilizing immersive learning technology, resulting in a highly trained employee who is rapidly prepared for employment.
About Interplay Learning
Since 2016, Austin-based Interplay Learning has improved the training, careers, and lives of skilled workers. Its award-winning online and VR training for the essential skilled trades—HVAC, electrical, solar, plumbing, multi-family maintenance, and facilities maintenance—is scalable and more effective than traditional methods. The platform creates immersive VR scenarios for skilled trades workers to learn effectively, resulting in a confident, highly skilled workforce. Interplay Learning has earned Best Use of Virtual Reality for Enterprise Applications from AI Breakthrough Awards and the AHR Expo – Innovations Awards 2020.