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Sunrise, FL, United States, 2009/07/24 - Learn.com, the world leader in on-demand workforce education and productivity, took another step toward helping America realize a speedy economic recovery today by announcing its new Learn.com Personal Edition.
New Learn.com® Personal Edition Job Training Portal Offers Critical Employability Skills
Learn.com President and CEO Jim Riley explains, “Job seekers often decide to go back to school to learn new skills for positions that may not even be available by the time they finish their classes. That’s when they get into situations where job retraining doesn’t meet their expectations.”
Riley cites the case of Mike Hutchins, a laid-off automotive engineer featured recently in The New York Times. Currently on his second round of stimulus-funded training, Hutchins confesses he’s uncertain whether the job he’s training for now will be around in a year and a half when he finishes his classes. “It’s a crap shoot,” he admits. “You’re gambling with your life.”
By comparison, the Learn.com Personal Edition offers online skills training that people can start right away – courses employment experts say will give them the basic tools they need to succeed in today’s workplace. According to Riley, “Our Personal Edition offers job-critical courses in communications, word processing, planning, problem solving, project management, leadership and more, plus a number of personal development courses in subjects such as ethics and motivation. And the beauty of Learn.com is that you can take as many courses as you like, as quickly as you like.”
For those interested in more targeted training, the Learn.com Personal Edition also offers education for complete Job Profiles. “People can complete the course requirements for a full Job Profile and receive a Skill Score, which reflects their understanding of the material and lets employers know they’re job-ready,” says Riley. “Or, if they need re-certification, they can select from a host of compliance and continuing education courses in fields such as nursing, teaching and accounting.
“Whether looking to acquire skills for a new job, take courses to secure a promotion or just learn something new, the Learn.com Personal Edition really is a one-stop education shop for anyone who wants to be stronger and smarter. We even encourage our members to create their own courses and share in any revenue generated,” says Riley.
Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications can fully automate the employee development lifecycle from pre-hire to retire® within organizations of all sizes, from the growing business with fewer than one hundred employees; to the global enterprise managing internal and external initiatives with millions of users in multiple languages. Learn.com's unwavering commitment to understanding client needs, goals and objectives allows us to partner with our clients to help them realize low TCO and high ROI.
The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® learning and talent management suite, the WebRoom® Web conferencing suite, the PeopleCenter®, Application Builder, FormFlow® Custom Form Creation and the 1,000 title Learn2.com® online course library.
Don Cook, Learn.com
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