B&T, Penn Foster Team to Provide Education, Training Via Public Libraries

B&T, Penn Foster Team to Provide Education, Training Via Public Libraries

June 15, 2018

This was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com.

By Andrew Albanese

The partnership will make Penn Foster’s extensive library of courses, degree, and certificate programs available to public library patrons nationwide through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform.

Baker & Taylor this week announced a new strategic partnership with education and training provider Penn Foster that will provide working adults with skills development and training programs via their local public library.

Specifically, the partnership will make Penn Foster’s extensive library of “competency-based, career-aligned courses and playlists, including foundational career readiness skills, soft skills, and degree and certificate programs,” available to public library patrons through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform.

Penn Foster is a well-known provider of education and training services, including diploma, certificate, and degree programs, as well as “personalized academic and career coaching.” Partnering with Penn Foster seems a natural fit with B&T, given parent company Follett’s reach in the education sector, and B&T’s recently launched Axis 360 Community Sharing Program, which links public libraries and schools with an efficient platform to share digital content.

“As lifelong learning becomes an imperative for workers across the economic spectrum, libraries have a critical role to play, both in terms of providing the public with greater access to educational opportunities, but also as a way to leverage the expertise librarians bring to digital fluency,” said Ron Stefanski, managing director at Penn Foster, in a statement.

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Events

Advance CTE Fall Meeting

Baltimore, Maryland
Meet with Penn Foster at the Advance CTE Fall Meeting to learn more about our online education and skills training solutions and our work with hundreds of workforce training organizations and colleges across the country.

October 16-18, 2017

ASA Staffing World 2017

Chicago, Illinois
Stop by Booth #303 at Staffing World, the largest convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry, to learn more about Penn Foster’s online education and skills training solutions.

October 24-26, 2017

 

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