CORPORATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Association of Independent Mortgage Experts | August 05, 2022
The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME), a non-profit, national trade membership association which supports wholesale mortgage professionals, announced its new training program, the AIME Academy. The AIME Academy’s launch showcases two brand new training programs – the Loan Officer Assistant Training Program and the Processor: Level 100 Training Program – both designed to provide entry-level training for learners without prior mortgage industry knowledge.
“The AIME Academy was created to specifically help Broker Owners and small broker shops, who often lack critical training support in-house, Our association is committed to helping our members effectively scale their businesses, and in order for the broker channel to continue to grow, we need to provide the tools and resources that make it easier for their businesses to thrive.”
-Katie Sweeney, CEO of AIME
Loan Officer Assistant Training Program
The Loan Officer Assistant Training Program is tailored to provide the basics of the mortgage industry and its history, while teaching the responsibilities and expectations of the average wholesale LOA. This self-paced program also highlights the basic requirements from the Fannie Mae, FHA, HUD, VA, and USDA selling guides, and is designed to support wholesale brokerages as part of their internal training processes.
Processor: Level 100 Training Program
The Processor: Level 100 Training Program is the first level of a multi-tier processor training plan, teaching aspiring processors how to analyze initial loan data. Trainees will be able to determine eligibility, including income, property, assets, and credit. This 10-hour competitive syllabus takes learners through five in-depth courses, covering lender regulations, guidelines, IPAC, and various workflows- all specifically designed for the wholesale mortgage channel.
Program learners can work at their own pace towards the next level of certification and all graduates earn skill badges and a completion certificate. Both training programs are available immediately in the AIME Academy with additional courses available in the coming months.
This program is intended to be a game-changer for anyone who wants to step into the wholesale mortgage industry. The nation’s leading mortgage experts developed the coursework for the training program guaranteeing that learners will excel in the fast-paced world of wholesale mortgage lending, adds Mike Cox, AIME’s Vice President of Education.
About Association of Independent Mortgage Experts
The Association of Independent Mortgage Experts (AIME) is a non-profit, national trade membership association created exclusively for independent mortgage brokers. With over 65,000 members, AIME is committed to establishing a community of independent mortgage experts by creating an association that empowers them with unparalleled technology, continued education, and networking support necessary to successfully advise consumers nationwide with their residential mortgage needs. AIME operates with a growth-focused strategy, providing tools and resources to propel the wholesale channel beyond a 25% share of the mortgage market in 2022 and beyond.
Zayo Group | June 03, 2022
On June 2nd, Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (Zayo), announced the acquisition of Education Networks of America (ENA), a prominent solutions provider for K-12 school districts specializing in cybersecurity, network connectivity, and communications. ENA serves schools that specialize in E-Rate, a federally-funded program.
Zayo has served K-12 consumers for over six years and today powers school districts across states, including Texas, Oregon, California, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, and Washington. The acquisition will empower both ENA and Zayo to offer cutting-edge managed services and an excellent customer experience to consumers in the library, education, community healthcare, and public sectors.
We are proud of Zayo’s history serving the public sector and see tremendous opportunity with the addition of ENA, which is known for being a trusted provider of managed network and cybersecurity solutions. ENA’s mission, particularly serving K-12 and healthcare customers, will enable us to have a positive impact on communities while furthering our commitment to leading in Environmental, Social and Governance initiatives. Together, we look forward to driving digital transformation across the public sector while delivering an exceptional customer experience.”
- Andrés Irlando, president of Zayo
ENA was a ZMC holding vefore the acquisition. ZMC is a leading operator and investor in and of media, communications and entertainment enterprises.
“Joining forces with Zayo is the result of our mutual respect and shared commitment to propelling value, growth and innovation for customers. Combining ENA’s innovative technology solutions and services with Zayo’s leading fiber network enhances our collective ability to provide best-in-class customer service to schools, libraries and other public sector entities — enabling them to continue providing vital resources to their respective communities.”
- Michael McKerley, president of ENA
Chegg | May 23, 2022
Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), the leading student-first connected learning platform, announced the launch of the Center for Digital Learning, which aims to support educators and drive excellence across online, in-person, and hybrid learning modalities.
The Center will provide educators with relevant content, tools, and resources to help them navigate the intersection of technology and higher education, including best practices for engaging students in online learning environments, strategies for effective assessments, and professional development resources for educators. It also will commission original research designed to deepen the education community’s understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and impact of digital tools and online support services.
“The higher education landscape is transforming, driven by the evolving needs of the modern student and advances in technology and innovations. Together, these are opening exciting new avenues to serve students and advance learning, But in order to meet this moment, the academic and edtech communities must work together to share knowledge and ideas in support of students. Through the Center, we hope to make a meaningful contribution to the future of lifelong learning both inside and outside the classroom.”
-Candace Sue, Head of Academic Relations at Chegg
Chegg’s Academic Advisory Board, a group of senior academic leaders, will support the Center’s work by providing critical perspectives on how universities and Chegg can partner to serve today’s students. The board recently welcomed its first student advisor, Ranen Miao, a student leader at Washington University.
As part of Chegg’s commitment to the Center, Chegg will contribute to the discourse around the future of higher education through the sponsorship of a new podcast series, Higher Ed Spotlight. Hosted by veteran journalist and higher education policy expert Ben Wildavsky, the series features conversations with the visionaries, academics, and innovators on the frontlines shaping the future of learning.
Guests will share their provocative perspectives on what is, and is not, working in higher education today and discuss some of the sector’s most pressing questions, including why students’ needs are changing, how technology is reinventing learning, and what institutions need to do to respond.
Episodes feature discussions with:
Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University, who discusses the challenges facing non-traditional students, including who is being failed by the status quo in education and why the sector struggles to drive social mobility.
Under Secretary of Education James Kvaal discusses how the Biden administration aims to make college more accessible.
Dr. Mildred Garcia, President of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, reveals her experiences as a first-generation college student, the value of state schools vis-a-vis the Ivy League and how universities can embrace online learning.
Dr. Charles Isbell, Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, addresses how the university experience is changing for both students and professors, how technology is reinventing student services and why computer science needs diversity if it is to solve the problems of tomorrow.
Dr. Ann Kirschner, digital media pioneer, author, university professor at CUNY and former Dean of Macaulay Honors College, explores the relevance of liberal arts to working life, what the public and private sectors can learn from each other, and whether long-established universities have the ability and incentive to change.
The podcast is produced by Antica Productions.
The first five episodes of Higher Ed Spotlight are available on iTunes, Spotify and other podcast streaming services.
Millions of people all around the world Learn with Chegg. Our mission is to improve learning and learning outcomes by putting students first. We support life-long learners starting with their academic journey and extending into their careers. The Chegg platform provides products and services to support learners to help them better understand their academic course materials, and also provides personal and professional development skills training, to help them achieve their learning goals. Chegg is a publicly held company based in Santa Clara, California and trades on the NYSE under the symbol CHGG. For more information, visit www.chegg.com.
EON Reality | July 08, 2022
EON Reality, Inc. (“EON Reality”), a global leader in Virtual and Augmented Reality (“XR”) and Knowledge Metaverse industry and education solutions, has announced a new partnership with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA) in South Africa for a national rollout, which also includes EON Reality’s latest offering, the EON Metaverse Builder.
The merSETA is the latest educational organization with access to EON Reality’s industry-defining XR training solutions. One of 21 Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) in South Africa, the merSETA plays a central role in ensuring the country’s National Skills Development Plan is fulfilled. Though merSETA does not train people directly, it facilitates training by providing access to training materials, paying grants, registering moderators and assessors, identifying scarce skills, accrediting providers, monitoring training quality and implementing projects to close the skills gap.
There are six chambers within the merSETA: metal and engineering; automobile manufacturing; motor retail; automotives component manufacturing; tyre manufacturing; and plastics. The six chambers comprise approximately 44,000 companies with a workforce of approximately 600,000.
Access to EON-XR solutions will enable trainers and supervisors at merSETA-affiliated companies to increase the speed of employee training, reduce infrastructure costs and decrease the probability of high-consequence events in dangerous industries through simulation-based training.
EON Reality’s solutions and the lifelike models and environments therein allow the merSETA partners to offer customisable “hands-on” training to employees without the inherent logistical restrictions of working with materials that could be unsafe to them or the environment.
With EON Reality’s solutions, the merSETA-affiliated companies will be able to better serve industries in every country where they operate while protecting their employees.
“Like EON Reality, the merSETA believes an environment that promotes open knowledge sharing is critical to the success of an organization and the world. We’re elated to help the companies associated with the merSETA achieve the organization’s aim of reducing inequalities and unemployment in South Africa via access to high-quality and relevant skills development and training opportunities.”
Dan Lejerskar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EON Reality
“Our products, such as the EON Metaverse Builder, contain many existing materials that will allow the merSETA institutions to train employees safely, effectively and affordably in hazardous and costly fields like auto-manufacturing — all with the possibility of adding infinitely more opportunities. Their use of our technology will impact multiple industries, thereby growing the knowledge metaverse and potentially improving the South African workforce for years to come.”
The merSETA Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Adams, adds that rapid digitalisation and XR processes in the manufacturing sector will have a profound positive effect on the development of Society 5.0.
“World institutions and governments have found through empirical studies that simulated/XR training in Industry 4.0 is more effective in preparing learners/apprentices for the new world of work. It is the major enabler on our path of meeting our sustainable development goals targets. As the merSETA, we are proud to partner with EON Reality, Inc, especially given that thousands of South Africans will be prepared for Society 5.0,” says Adams.
As a result of the culmination of years of work with global enterprises and world-class academic institutions, EON-XR is the primary product and content delivery vehicle for XR education and industry solutions in the knowledge metaverse.
The merSETA partners will train their employees utilizing EON-XR, EON Metaverse Builder and EON Reality’s other offerings while providing feedback on the best uses of the solution for companies in related fields.
About EON Reality
EON Reality is a leading company in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based experience creation for education and industry as well as the reputed creators of the Knowledge Metaverse. EON Reality’s over 20 years of existence and success are tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every person on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality developed and launched EON-XR, a SaaS-based platform dedicated to the democratization of XR content creation that brings code-free XR development and publishing to smartphones, tablets, laptops, and any other XR-focused devices.