Former Executive Director of Cengage/ed2go Joins Company to Expand Access to Employer-Focused Skills Training and Education
SCRANTON, PA (November 8, 2017) — Penn Foster, a leading skills solutions organization focused on building a talent pipeline for individuals and corporations, today announced it has named Ronald Stefanski as Managing Director for Corporate Education. In this role, Stefanski will be instrumental in helping employers and other partners reskill and upskill their workforce to fill talent gaps at scale through Penn Foster's platform, services and partner network.
Stefanski brings a wealth of directly relevant experience to the company, most recently as former executive director and chief business development office of ed2go, a division of Cengage. Stefanski had been with Cengage since 2004, starting as vice president in its Gale library division.
"Ron's exceptionally deep combination of experience, expertise and goal-driven character come at an ideal time as companies are realizing the critical need to invest in corporate education and workforce upskilling," said Frank Britt, CEO, Penn Foster. "I've known and respected Ron for many years, and am incredibly pleased that he is joining the Penn Foster family."
Prior to Cengage, Stefanski served as executive director for the Michigan Virtual University, a state agency launched by Governor John Engler, and designed to incubate e-learning across Michigan's educational and workforce ecosystem. There Stefanski was instrumental in launching the Michigan Virtual High School, which became the second largest public online high school in the country.
"I've admired Penn Foster for many years, but more recently have been especially impressed by the impact the company has made in workforce development via its partnerships with hundreds of employers, nonprofits, schools and workforce training organizations," said Stefanski. "I'm honored to join an organization with a deep and rich history in providing career-focused learning and skills training and also one that understands the challenge that our country currently faces and answers it with programs that improve outcomes for adult learners and employers."
Stefanski earned his Bachelor's degree cum laude in English and Art History from the University of Michigan. Ron and his wife reside in Detroit, where they are passionately involved in Detroit's recovery efforts.
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. For more information, visit https://www.workforcedevelopment.com or https://www.pennfoster.edu.
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