If you’ve heard of our Veteran Services Program (and if not, go check it out!), you’ll be glad to know that we’ve partnered with Hope for US Veterans to expand the available programs we have to offer.
This partnership allows us to pair qualified veterans with both online and classroom-based learning to get them career-ready. It allows for new certification and career opportunities for the veterans participating in each organization’s programs, and it opens the door for even more expansive offerings in the future.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Hope for U.S. Veterans,” says Jeff Coruccini, CEO of LearnKey. “The partnership enables us to provide proven programs like the CNP Course for returning veterans who wish to enter the IT industry, administered through Atlantis University, which is a VA-certified premier program. This aligns perfectly with our online IT training, covering topics and industry-recognized certifications in Microsoft, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+, CCNA, Soft Skills, Windows Server, CISSP, and more.”
Spring Training isn’t just for athletes – it can be for training your brain, too! From now until the end of April, visit LearnKey.com, select from our many certification and personal development courses, and use coupon code SPRING2013 in the shopping cart to receive 30% off your purchase!
We recently released a free tool for job seekers: elearningplanner.com – a leadership trait and career pathway assessment that identifies your specific leadership talents and recommends career paths based on your answers to a short (about 2 minutes) survey.
We couldn’t just leave it at that though – we LearnKeyed it up a notch by matching eLearning bundles with your selected career paths, and to top it all off, every user receives a free Career Readiness 101 course at the end! So not only do you have a prescribed eLearning plan to become career-ready for your chosen path, but we give you some free Microsoft Office basics to get you started!
To give you an idea of what kind of results you can get from the assessment, I decided to be the test subject and go through it myself and post my results.
My Leadership Talent: Patience
With the leading talent as patience, you will naturally be a dependable, persistent leader. You will be most efficient in leadership when you can manage to a process or system. You value making a difference for others and therefore naturally earn respect and create harmony in a group or team. Naturally, you will like support and serve your team, allowing them to have the praise and recognition for their accomplishments. You will do well when you have clearly defined deadlines for meeting team goals and objectives.
Now for accuracy: notice how “Graphic Design Professional” is on my list of recommended career paths? While I manage LearnKey’s online marketing and social media, my strengths lean toward graphic design and layout. As for my leadership style – a structured, clearly defined environment has always been where I thrive the most. Scheduling projects all willy-nilly throws off my workflow and I’m nowhere near as productive as I could be. My results show exactly that!
If you’re interested in finding out what your ideal career paths and leadership talents are, be sure to visit elearningplanner.com and take the survey for yourself. Be sure to sign up for the free Career Readiness 101 course at the end!
The first of our Adobe CS6 courses has been released – Photoshop CS6 for Mac. In this course, LearnKey expert and Adobe Certified instructor Chad Chelius walks you through the features and tools of Photoshop CS6, while also covering the topics required for the ACA Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop® certification exam.
Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities
Learn and understand terminology of digital images
Demonstrate knowledge of Patch Tool in Content-aware fill mode
Learn to adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image
Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for Web, print, and video
This version of the course was shot using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Mac OS X. Don’t worry, Windows users – your version is coming up soon!
Visit the product page for more information about the course, including a full course outline and purchasing information.
Good news, everyone! We recently released the latest version of our Network+ certification courseware – Network+ 2012 Certification. Just like our A+ Certification 2012 course, it features course author Tom Carpenter covering CompTIA’s certification objectives, this time taking students beyond tech essentials and guiding them through the world of Networking.
This course covers the current CompTIA Network+ N10-005 exam. It includes 5 sessions and roughly 14 hours of training, tests, interactive labs, and projects.
If you want to see more, check out the promo at the beginning of the post, and after visit the product page for more info on the course including a full course outline and purchasing info.
We recently put together a new bundle which is perfect for high school students or people just starting out in the job market – the Career Readiness Bundle. This collection of courses teaches life and career skills important to succeeding in the business world. 12 new courses produced in partnership with Human Relations Media were released to be included in this bundle, and we added our previously released Know Your Talents™ course to the mix as well.
Included in the bundle:
Ten Easy Ways to KEEP Your Job
What’s Your Attitude? Getting in the Mood to Work
Communication Skills in the Workplace
Business Ethics on the Job
Making a Good Impression: Resumes, Interviews, and Appearance
Matching Your Skills, Talents, and Ambitions to a Dream Career
Think Before You Click: Playing it Safe Online
Workplace Etiquette: Why Being Polite Counts on the Job
The Seven Competency Skills for the Workplace
B Careful When U TXT: The Dangers of Texting and Sexting
Me and My 500 “Friends”: Staying Safe on Social Networks
The Dangers of Sexting: What Teens Need to Know
Know Your Talents™
Visit learnkey.com/careerreadiness for more information about the bundle and the courses included. As always, if you’re a current LearnKey customer, just give your favorite sales or customer service rep a call and they’ll make sure to get it added to your library!
When it comes to using LearnKey courseware, most of our offerings have been student-focused, with tools for teachers typically being on the delivery side built into the LMS. In our goal to make our courseware easier to implement in the classroom, LearnKey has been working with our sister company LearnCast to provide more tools for teachers, and recently launched Mobile Mentoring – a tool that utilizes online and mobile technology to help facilitate learning.
Here are some of the features of LearnKey’s Mobile Mentoring:
Powered by LearnCast, a world-class mobile learning platform
Course-specific mobile instructional mentoring
Tips from author on key objectives and coverage of topics
Course-specific projects for students
Mobi Alerts ensure your lesson stays on track
Social engagement – interactive chat within each course
Quizzes and exams
Best practices for online learning
Teacher and student sessions delivered to any mobile device
Monthly polling and rapid feedback
If you’re interested in adding Mobile Mentoring to your teaching arsenal, give your LearnKey representative a call at 1-800-865-0165, or read more about it at learnkey.com/mobilementoring
Not only do we love hearing success stories from teachers who found ways to implement LearnKey courseware into their curriculum, but we know that information also helps others by showing real-world examples of how the program works.
Margaret Williams from Barbara Jordan Career High School was kind enough to tell us her story about how implementing LearnKey courseware helped her students pass their certification exams in this case study. Here is an excerpt from that document:
All of my students, (100%) passed the Word and PowerPoint certification exams first try without books during the fall semester. The e-Learning online instruction helped me to individualize instruction. It is based on the students’ learning styles. It provides virtual, interactive learning with video (which includes certification objectives in an outline format), guided practice, and independent practice activities. It helps students to develop a thorough understanding of the Microsoft certification objectives.
Do you have a success story for us? Share it in the comments or post it on our Facebook Timeline!
We’ve been teasing it for a while, but our A+ Certification 2012 course is now available! A+ is one of our most popular courses, so of course Tom Carpenter and our production teams went out of their way to make this version both entertaining and educational.
An A+ Certification is one of the core requirements for many tech support and computer service jobs, and is the gateway to more specific career paths. If you’ve been looking to get started in IT, or if you’re expanding your tech knowledge, this course is for you.
Our next CompTIA A+ Certification course is coming closer and closer to completion. As you may know, this version is hosted by Tom Carpenter, a course author who has worked with us quite a bit in the past. This is Tom’s first A+ course with LearnKey, and some of you may not have had the chance to see any of his other work before, so we wanted to make sure your questions and concerns were answered.
Our own Paula Pixley contacted Tom for an interview, in which he discusses his years of IT experience, his past work with LearnKey, and what kind of approach he takes to teaching the A+ objectives.