With all of the coverage on the state of education during COVID-19, one important topic is being overlooked. Half of the US labor market is comprised of middle-skill workers. These are the people on the frontlines right now, the ones who are eligible for open roles in key industries, but the ones who are not being […]
As more employers are looking to offer education as a benefit to train their workers with new skills, there is increased need for education providers to speak two languages. Employers are looking for job readiness and consistency. Workers are looking for employment and income improvements. We need to adapt to provide value to both. Read more about workforce planning and what education providers need to do to teach the skills employers are looking for on educationdive.com
Scranton, PA (Feb. 28, 2014) — Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, will lead a panel discussion, “Online Education as a Passport for Learning,” at the SXSWedu Conference on Tuesday, March 4th in Austin, Texas. At SXSWedu, innovative leaders come together to discuss the future of American education and […]
Education was once a luxury of the few. Confined to classrooms with four walls, a limited number of desks and a one-size fits-all model, there was no room for people who lacked the time or money to earn their college degree, or even a high school diploma. This is no longer the case. In the […]
Passport for learning: Frank Britt at TEDxLitchfieldED 2013 from Penn Foster Education Inc.
An increasing number of school leaders are rethinking the role of online education in supporting the 21st century community college learner. According to a recent global study commissioned by Cisco, most educators see technology as playing a larger role in student learning, including encouraging engagement and participation. While community colleges continue to pilot a range of alternative […]
With middle-skill jobs lagging, workers need to adapt to stay relevant. And as occupations continue to evolve, ongoing training shifts from a luxury into a necessity—a necessity Penn Foster has provided for more than 100 years. “The principle from the beginning is that there’s a population of people in the United States who are underserved and need training,” […]
The idea that every person should have access to affordable education isn’t new—Thomas Jefferson proclaimed it essential to any democratic nation. In 1789, Massachusetts served an important historical role in requiring government provide school for all. Education, however, remained mostly private and inaccessible for the masses due to 18th and 19th century views of the public as “barbaric.” […]