CollegisEduprise and TechSkills to Offer Information Technology (IT) Certificate To Higher Education
The programs, branded in the name of the learning institutions, allow students
to study skills-based courses that are highly relevant to today’s job market
– particularly in the technology sector — under the auspices of their local
community college or university.
The exclusive partnership between CollegisEduprise, the leading provider of
comprehensive business, technology and education services to higher education,
and TechSkills, a Wisconsin-based technology education company, enables institutions
to rapidly deploy highly effective IT certification training programs. The agreement
will provide client institutions a set of TechSkills training products integrated
with existing CollegisEduprise diversified services, including support services,
mentorship and management at colleges and universities nationwide.
Participating institutions will have the ability to create or expand IT curriculum
offerings that include practical, hands-on experience and content for the most
sought after industry certifications, such as Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA.
Courses will offer the TechSkills Facilitated Learning Method, which features
integrating Web-based online learning with proven classroom teaching methodologies.
The result is a highly personalized and convenient instruction path for students.
The CollegisEduprise-TechSkills relationship could prove a powerful revenue
generator for participating colleges eager to educate their students while serving
the real economic development needs of their respective communities.
Despite the recent economic downturn, the demand for certified IT professionals
continues to grow. Over the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Labor,
base salaries for IT workers grew at a rate of 6 percent nationally, or one-and-a
half times the 4 percent growth rate of the average American worker. The Labor
Department projects domestic growth of more than 100 percent in IT professionals
over the next eight years.
Colleges and universities are eager to tap this market but are often constrained
by capital limitations, recruitment of adjunct faculty, the high rate of change
of subject matter and other obstacles, all of which are addressed by the CollegisEduprise-TechSkills
"CollegisEduprise is a visionary company that has been at the forefront
of providing new learning centered solutions to the higher education market,"
said Kevin Paulsen, president and CEO at TechSkills. "This relationship
helps us to expand our student base and maximize our exposure in the rapidly
growing sector of IT training in higher education."
CollegisEduprise has more than 110 clients nationwide, nearly half of which
are community colleges, such as Valencia Community College (Fla.), Salt Lake
Community College (Utah), North Shore Community College (Mass.) and Brookdale
Community College (N.J.).
About CollegisEduprise, Inc.
CollegisEduprise, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive business, technology
and curriculum services to higher education. Founded in 1986, CollegisEduprise
links administrative and academic goals through strategic vision and implementation.
CollegisEduprise clients achieve dramatic returns on investments in technology
by leveraging corporate expertise and economies of scale to realize financial,
strategic and operational value on campus and online. Visit the CollegisEduprise
Web site at www.collegiseduprise.com/.
Based in Milwaukee, TechSkills is a rapidly expanding Information Technology
(IT) education company targeting individual students as well as corporate customers.
TechSkills currently has over thirty Learning Centers throughout the United
States, with several new branches scheduled to open in the near future. TechSkills’
innovative Facilitated Learning Model (FLM) combines the benefits of personal
attention and service from Certified IT professionals with proven educational
software and the optional convenience of distance learning via Internet delivery.
Its diverse IT curriculum covers the spectrum from professional IT certification
to end-user software training for business professionals and staff. Visit the
TechSkills Web site at www.techskills.com/.
Matt Gomez, 407/660-1199, ext. 2504