Leading Global Education, Technology, and Streaming Providers Join Forces to Offer Free Online Resources Mapped to Industry Certifications for Global K-12 Schools
LearnKey, in partnership with Akamai, Certiport, and GMetrix, wants to ensure students have access to online training so they can continue their pathway to certification despite recent school closures.
ST. GEORGE, UT, March 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In a move to help teachers and students during these unprecedented times LearnKey-a global workforce solutions provider-and its partners announced today that it is making available its certification course library and practice tests to K-12 schools in the USA and several affected countries.
"With so many schools scrambling for effective and relevant learning content, this is a good time for students to discover online learning as well as gain the employability skills and certifications needed for today's workforce," says Jeff Coruccini, LearnKey's CEO. "LearnKey is extremely grateful to its partners for making this opportunity temporarily available—at no cost—to students whose education has been disrupted by the coronavirus. Our streaming provider, Akamai, has agreed to waive any additional streaming fees LearnKey may incur due to unusually high usage. Our technology partner, GMetrix, is making sure their learning platform can scale as needed to continue to provide LearnKey's learning resources. Finally, Certiport has created technology to help teachers and students gain quick and easy access to these resources."
"At GMetrix we jumped at the opportunity to join LearnKey and Certiport in this important initiative," said Thor Christianson, President of GMetrix. "For the foreseeable future there is going to be a real need for online, easy-to-access, learning solutions for students and we feel lucky to be able to assist in this effort."
In order for schools & teachers to get free access the courseware follow the link below and fill out the form including your Certiport testing center ID: https://gocertiport.pearsonvue.com/learning-product-trial
This offer includes LearnKeys compelling online expert-led video-based courseware to support teachers as they help students gain knowledge in digital literacy, software applications, graphic design, and programming and development, in addition to entrepreneurship and business communication skills. Students can learn from home, and teachers can have access to progress reports, answer keys, and lesson plans. LearnKey provides a flexible learning solution, no matter if students are in class or learning from home. LearnKey courses and curriculum include full-motion digital video, pre- and post-assessments, hands-on labs, and workbook projects that all map to industry certification exam objectives. Through the GMetrix platform, students have access to training, practice tests, built-in grading, and in-app lab technology (Microsoft Office and Adobe courses only).
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world's top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at www.akamai.com/locations.
Certiport is the leading provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. Certiport provides certification development, delivery, and program management services through an expansive network of more than 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. More than 3 million Certiport exams are delivered in 26 languages across 148 countries each year throughout the academic, workforce, and corporate technology markets. Certiport is a Pearson VUE business and is a part of the world's leading learning company, Pearson. To learn more, go to certiport.com
GMetrix is the leading provider of practice exams for industry IT certifications, delivering over 20 million tests per year. The GMetrix platform is used by thousands of schools in K-12 and Higher Ed, as well as commercial organizations worldwide. Additionally, GMetrix partners with courseware providers to deliver best-in-class e-learning solutions that prepare learners for success in today's marketplace.
LearnKey, a workforce solutions provider for over thirty (30) years, provides hundreds of video-based courses with assessments and resources that map to globally recognized industry certifications, which are key to gaining in-demand employability skills for corporate, education, government, and individual users. For decades, LearnKey's experience has made them a global leader in creating engaging and interactive flexible workforce learning solutions that are accessible anytime, anywhere.