SCRANTON, PA, (November 16, 2016) — Penn Foster Career School, a provider of diploma and certificate programs designed to augment learners' skills to increase employability for in-demand fields, today announced it will offer a Microsoft® Office 2016 Certificate Program. With two-thirds of all middle-skill job openings requiring proficiency in productivity software such as Microsoft® Word,® Excel,® and PowerPoint,® this program is designed to prepare students to acquire these latest transferable and highly-sought after job skills. In addition, all Penn Foster programs that offer Microsoft® Office courses will be updated to Microsoft® Office 2016 coursework.
The program is designed to help students improve their computer application skills for a variety of office environments, and offers students hands-on practice using Office applications. Students will learn Microsoft® Word,® Excel,® Powerpoint,® and how to integrate MS applications. Students can complete the program in two months, after which they will receive a certificate of completion. The program will be available to students in the U.S., ICS Canada, and Penn Foster International beginning November 16th.
“Penn Foster Career School is very pleased to offer a Microsoft® 2016 Certificate program, which will help set our students apart and better prepare them for the workforce," said Dara Warn, Chief Outcomes Officer at Penn Foster. "We have carefully planned the certificate program to be a flexible, efficient program for students looking to gain workplace skills, or for individuals already in the workforce who need to get up to speed on the Microsoft® software now being used."
More information on Penn Foster's Microsoft® Office 2016 Certificate Program is available here.
About Penn Foster
Students, employers and partner organizations rely on Penn Foster to build the skills and knowledge to power the 21st century workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has been dedicated to helping people lead more meaningful and productive lives and to improving social outcomes through education. Penn Foster provides career pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners through diverse and affordable online diploma, certificate and degree programs, offered via its high school, career school and college. With more than 44,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's online and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced, competency-based model wrapped by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. For more information, visit http://partners.pennfoster.edu/.
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