SCRANTON (February 13, 2013) - Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced a new partnership with Career Cruising's career exploration software, ccSpringboard, which is designed to empower career guidance education by organizing and sharing students’ interests, dreams, action plans and learning styles.
“Penn Foster has always been dedicated to helping students prepare for their careers by providing the best academic resources and community support,” said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. “ccSpringboard is yet another way we are helping our students maximize their hiring potential. Now, our students will be even better equipped to make their career aspirations a reality.”
ccSpringboard, which is available to all Penn Foster students from the moment of enrollment, includes resources and tools to alert students of the relationship between their career interests and education planning. The platform features a career matchmaking tool, which provides students with a personal list of occupational recommendations based on their strongest skills and abilities. Students can also take advantage of an interactive Living Portfolio, which serves as a way for teachers and counselors to communicate action steps to keep students on track toward achieving their career goals.
“Landing a job, especially in today’s difficult job market, is challenging,” said Alicia Barthels, a student in Penn Foster’s Criminal Justice program. “Through ccSpringboard and Penn Foster’s ongoing support, I’m able to stay on track and achieve my academic and career goals. I would recommend the platform to all Penn Foster students.”
ccSpringboard also offers multimedia occupational profiles, which include detailed information on typical working conditions, required education and training and expected earnings, plus links to related occupations and other useful resources specially chosen to encourage further career investigation.
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster is a leader in career-focused distance learning education for more than 100 years. Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in the career school to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the massive skills gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster combines high-quality, distance education with flexible and affordable programming and allows students to design a program and curriculum based around their schedules. For more information, visit www. pennfoster.edu.
About Career Cruising
Founded in 1997, Career Cruising is used by more than 20,000 schools throughout Canada and the United States and aims to engage and inspire individuals of all ages to achieve their full potential in school, career and life. For more information about Career Cruising, visitwww.careercruising.com or call 800.965.8541.