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Parkersburg, WV, United States, 2006/10/12 - West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide a new online career training program..
Online career training courses are in heavy demand. Staying on the cutting edge of this popular educational methodology, West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide an online career training course in the field of healthcare – pharmacy technician.
The program teaches students the necessary skills to gain employment as a pharmacy technician, a position that assists with various activities of the pharmacy department that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist.
Additionally, students enrolled in the program who meet basic qualifications are eligible to take the Walgreens externship program through the company’s partnership with Gatlin. Walgreens supplies interns with 80 to 160 hours of hands-on experience that includes assisting pharmacists with prescriptions, answering patient questions about medications and a bevy of administrative duties.
The course can help individuals at any stage of their career. Whether the student is interested in switching career paths, obtaining advanced training and certificates, or a first-time job seeker in need of specialized training, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Gatlin provide the necessary resources for workforce, corporate, vocational rehabilitation or individual career training, all from the convenience of your own home or office.
Gatlin programs blend various types of instruction in a unique format that provides logical, comprehensive and effective education. The typical course combines online instructional content, traditional textbook material and instructor-facilitated lessons. Though the courses are self-paced, personal instructors are available to guide every student. This blended learning differentiates Gatlin and West Virginia University at Parkersburg courses from ordinary online courses. Each course is open enrollment and takes an average of 90 days to complete.
Web-based instruction is growing in popularity. Gatlin’s enrollments with their partner institutions have increased by 100 percent in the last year. The company has strategic partnerships with more than 480 institutions of higher learning worldwide.
“Between juggling a job, a home, a family and a social life, there isn’t always a lot of time left to attend an on-campus class,” said Stephen Gatlin, founder of Fort Worth-based Gatlin Education Services. “Online training offers the convenience of working from your personal computer and at your own pace. It’s a viable tool right now as evidenced by the growing number of people utilizing it, and is the way of the future.”
Established in 1989 by Stephen Gatlin, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of Web-based, instructor-supported training to community colleges and universities. Gatlin’s courses are open-enrollment. This means interested students can start their desired training tomorrow. Gatlin’s online career training courses are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.
For enrollment information, contact Gatlin Education Services at (866) 441-5454.