February 9, 2020: Learn In, Foundry College Partner to Offer Live Online College-Level Upskilling Classes
Learn In, the world's first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change, is partnering with Foundry College, a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment.
"Foundry College provides adults with the durable professional skills that employers seek. Their live, active learning model gives employees another upskilling option, with the community and interaction of a traditional classroom, but with the convenience of online delivery" said Yael Kaufmann, co-founder and COO of Learn In. "Foundry uses hands-on teaching and hands-on learning to provide an important alternative to asynchronous learning."
Active learning, where learners interact with teachers and other students and learn while doing through the use of concepts and skills in well-designed activities, has been associated with higher course completion rates and higher test scores for many students. All Foundry College classes include both lecture-based instruction and active learning exercises in small breakout groups. Foundry College’s Project Management and Salesforce Administrator credentialed certificate programs help adults build high-demand skills that are unlikely to be automated in the future.
"Foundry College is entirely unique because we build a foundation of durable professional skills that resonate across all industry sectors and for the remainder of a learner’s life," said Dr. Akiba Covitz, CEO and president of Foundry College. "That foundation is then stackable to credentialed certificates, which will then be stackable to an associate’s degree. There really is no limit to where this foundational education can lead learners, professionally and personally."
Learn In works with enterprise businesses to build high-skill, on-the-job training programs into their benefits packages, integrating top online courses, coaching, and tuition assistance. Learn In coaches will connect learners of all abilities and available time with relevant courses. The Learn In platform also measures outcomes and tracks the cost advantages of upskilling internally instead of hiring or training externally.
About Foundry College
Foundry College is a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment that promotes the community of a traditional classroom experience. Every class combines live, instructor-led lectures with small-group active learning sessions to ensure that new skills and knowledge are effectively integrated, retained, and can be put into immediate practice. Foundry College's proprietary learning management system, the Forge, can host up to 200 students per session and uses performance data to facilitate student learning and success. Created by a team led by President Emeritus and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Foundry College launched in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Foundry College was recently named a Top 100 Ed Tech company in North America by HolonIQ. www.foundrycollege.org.
About Learn In
Learn In offers the world's first upskilling-as-a-service platform that helps companies remove every barrier that stands between them and the future of work. Co-founded by founders of popular learning platform Degreed, the company is backed by leading Ed Tech & future-of-work VCs, including GSV, Album, Firework Ventures, and Village Global. Learn In is on a mission to transform the modern workforce, and its launch was covered in CNBC, USA Today, EdTechReview, EdSurge, and Techcrunch.