The Factory and TEKsystems
have announced a partnership that will provide financial and career assistance to those taking The Factory's coLearning courses.
coLearning classes blend technology and design. They feature instructors who are "industry experts" says Aaron Schaap, founder of The Factory. "These are the people you want to become. They have working knowledge from doing it day in and day out." Courses range from Design Thinking and User Experience Design to Content Strategy, Modern Web Development and Software Development.
Schaap says over 200 people have already completed coLearning courses. He says the program is designed for individuals who have been in the workplace for a few years but understand the rapid pace of change in the economy necessitates constant career vigilance. "These individuals are realizing what they graduated with is not what is needed," he says. "They have a lot of knowledge but not skills."
TEKsystems has been involved with coLearning since the launch of the program in 2013. The new partnership gives TEKsystems a bigger role as they now will be offering career assistance
(customized career planning, resume building, interviewing tips, job placement) and financial reimbursement for completed courses and successful employment.
To learn more about the program, including enrollment, you can visit their site here.
Writer: John Rumery, Innovation and Jobs News Editor