Employment and Jobs

How Partners Healthcare and Southern New Hampshire University are Providing College Certification Programs to Upskill Employees

September 12, 2018  • Mariel Cariker, EdTech Times

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news from our partners.

This piece originally appeared in EdTech Times.

To keep up with skills demand, increasingly more people are upskilling or going back to school after they’ve entered the workforce. Partners Healthcare has teamed up with Southern New Hampshire University to create an upskilling certification program to help Partners’ employees with workforce development.

Dena Lerra, Program Manager in the Workforce Development Department at Partners Healthcare, says the program can help their employees enhance their skills, keep up with changing job expectations, and even get promoted.

Upskilling or obtaining a degree can be difficult while you’re working full-time. So in collaboration with College for America, the certification program allows for learning and time flexibility. According to Melissa Goldberg, Director of Workforce Insights at Southern New Hampshire University, the program is self-directed, so participants can learn on their own time and pick which topics they need to focus on.

Listen in to the interview with Dena Lerra and Melissa Goldberg to learn more about how organizations can invest in employee education and development to help them grow personally, and to help meet market demand.

This piece was excerpted from “How Partners Healthcare and Southern New Hampshire University are Providing College Certification Programs to Upskill Employees” by EdTech Times’ Mariel Cariker. Click here to read more.

 

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.@PartnersNews has teamed up with @SNHU to create an #upskilling certification program to help Partners’ employees with workforce development.

Learn how organizations can use #upskilling to invest in employee development and help meet market demand. Listen to @edtechtimes’ interview with @DenaLerra (@PartnersNews) & @MelissaGRamon (@SNHU).

“The program was developed specifically to meet the needs of working adults and address changes and challenges they face with more traditional college programs.” @MelissaGRamon on @SNHU’s #upskilling initiative with @PartnersNews.

 

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