ATLANTA, August 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Spelman College, the leading historically black liberal arts institution for women of African descent, expands its stellar academic model to launch eSpelman. The new company will offer online training and certificates to support skills enhancement and career exploration of working adult learners.
ESpelman certificates will be offered to adult learners, of all genders, looking to advance their careers.
Spelman’s Certificate programs are designed to benefit those seeking education for career advancement, transition, exploration and flexibility. Certificates in disciplines such as leadership, business essentials and project management, as well as teacher preparation, cosmetic sciences, diversity, equity and inclusion, entrepreneurship and Spanish Conversational will be developed and delivered through the online business eSpelman.
“Spelman College has spent 140 years providing transformative educational experiences to black women who have become agents of global change. We have always believed in lifelong learning and are delighted to broaden and extend our offerings to adult learners looking to advance their careers, elevate their expertise or explore new areas ”, said declared Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman. “As a university that consistently leads many rankings ranging from innovation and social mobility to liberal arts and STEM education, Spelman creates a list of online programs that will lead to degrees that will propel careers. “
The certificates will be offered to working adult learners, of all genders, through two platforms: directly through eSpelman, or in conjunction with Guild Education, which partners with major U.S. employers to provide training and development as a benefit to employees.
“We are delighted to have Spelman College join the Guild learning market, ”said Rachel Carlson, co-founder and CEO of Guild Education, which currently partners with Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Chipotle, Waste Management, Lowe’s, The Walt Disney Company and Discover Financial Services to deliver education and development programs to their workforce. “Spelman’s new eSpelman certificate programs have been created specifically to meet the needs of the diverse United States workforce and will enable working adult learners to embark on their own journey of education and development through this famous HBCU. “
Courses such as Orientation to Education – an introductory course launching this fall for those seeking state teacher certification – will be available to individual adult learners directly from eSpelman. Others will go live in the spring and fall of 2022.
Taught from the point of view of Spelman’s Unique HBCU pedagogy, the objectives of certificate programs are to create pathways for adult learners to advance to leadership positions, to provide foundational skills that directly correspond to the skills essential for frontline managerial roles and to develop. ” increase access to explore educational opportunities for career change.
The College hired higher education consulting firm Kennedy & Company to help it conduct an in-depth strategic internal assessment and review process to determine exactly where Spelman could have the biggest impact in the online education space while remaining true to its mission of providing first-class education in the classroom to diverse student populations.
“It is a privilege to be Spelman’s partner in the planning and launch of eSpelman and we are convinced that Spelman’s entry into online education will occupy a significant and underserved space in the online higher education landscape, ”said Ben kennedy, founder and managing partner of Kennedy & Company.
The courses are developed by the Spelman through a partnership with Collegis Education, a leading provider of technology services that help higher education institutions manage their technology ecosystem, increase enrollment, deliver quality learning experiences and inform decisions strategic.
“Collegis is delighted to partner with Spelman College developing high quality online courses to support career and skills oriented education, ”said Jamie cowie, Managing Director of Collegis Education. “Spelman’s Our commitment to providing adult learners with exceptional and market-oriented lifelong learning and education opportunities, coupled with our deep expertise in creating and delivering engaging e-learning experiences, constitutes a powerful combination that we believe will accelerate the success of eSpelman. “
Current employees of US-based companies whose employer offers education benefits are encouraged to contact their HR coordinators to see if Guild and Spelman are options for them.
For more information, visit Spelman.edu.
About Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a leading liberal arts university widely recognized as the world leader in the education of women of African descent. Situated in Atlanta, the college’s picturesque campus accommodates 2,100 students. Spelman is the country’s leading producer of black women completing a doctorate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The college’s status is confirmed by US News & World Report, which ranked Spelman # 54 among all liberal arts colleges, # 19 for undergraduate education, # 4 for social mobility among colleges of liberal arts and No. 1 for the 14th grade. among historically black colleges and universities. The Wall Street Journal ranked the college # 3 nationally in student satisfaction. Recent initiatives include a designation by the Department of Defense as a center of excellence for minority women in STEM, an institute for gender and sexuality studies, the first endowed chair of queer studies at an HBCU and a program to increase the number of black women with doctorates. DS in economics. New specializations have been added, including documentary filmmaking and photography, and partnerships have been established with MIT Media Lab, the Broad Institute, and the Army Research Lab for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Some outstanding alumni include the founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marian Wright Edelman, CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance Rosalind Brewer, political leader Stacey Abrams, former acting general surgeon and Spelman’s first past president Audrey Forbes Manley, actress and producer Latanya richardson jackson, global geneticist in bioinformatics Janina Jeff and authors Pearl Cleavage and Tayari jones. For more information visit Spelman College.
About guild education
Guild Education is on a mission to unlock opportunities for the American workforce through education and development. A certified B-Corp, founded to bridge the education and employment gap for the 88 million working adults in the United States who need training for the future of work, Guild is a platform education that improves workers’ skills and prepares businesses for the future. Guild’s cutting-edge technology platform enables the nation’s largest employers, including Walmart, The Walt Disney Company and Chipotle, to deliver strategic training and skills upgrading to their employees. Guild connects them to a learning marketplace of the country’s top universities and learning providers, from institutions like Oregon State University, Historically black colleges and universities like Paul Quinn College, community colleges like Rio Salado College, University of Southern New Hampshire and eCornell, as well as technical skills certificates like Salesforce Administration and GoogleIT – with tuition paid by the company. Guild serves learners who work in all 50 states, of which 54% are students of color and 56% who are women. Guild’s Payment and Technology Platform, Organized Learning Marketplace and Advanced Education and Career Coaching come together to help working adult learners advance in their education and careers, debt-free. For more information, visit https://www.guildeducation.com/.
About college education
College education® offers a set of fully integrated, higher education-specific technology services focused on providing an exceptional experience for students and faculty while increasing efficiency and cost optimization. We serve as a catalyst for the success of our partners by providing the expertise, best practices, technology and knowledge necessary to help meet today’s challenges and prepare for the future. With over two decades of experience in higher education, Collegis partners with institutions across all industries to optimize and manage the tech ecosystem, increase enrollment, deliver high-quality learning experiences, and enlighten strategic decisions. For more information on Collegis Education, please visit CollegisEducation.com.
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