MedCerts, the innovation leader in online career training in allied health and information technology and a subsidiary of Stride, Inc, an EdTech company that provides online and blended education programs, recently announced a new partnership with the non-credit division of a major public research university; Lifetime Learning by Ball State.
As a part of this partnership, several certificate training programs are now offered in the Lifetime Learning by Ball State catalog, including Phlebotomy Technician, Surgical Technician, Cisco CCNA Network Associate, and Cloud Computing Technician.
Speaking on the collaboration, Assistant Vice Provost of Lifetime Learning by Ball State, Amy Barsha, said:
At Ball State, we are excited to accelerate opportunities in the healthcare and IT fields. We’re addressing talent gaps with real solutions through convenient online, industry-recognized certifications and career training, funding opportunities to help pay for courses, and career success coaching.
Upon completing the course, students qualify for and take certification exams in these in-demand healthcare and information technology fields and have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new career.
Founded in 2009, MedCerts offers short-term training for IT and healthcare certifications to get one into a higher-paying career fast. The platform has helped over 50,000 students gain credentials and start new careers. The startup has partnered with private universities, public universities, and employers, intending to help students find pathways to well-paying, in-demand jobs and fill workforce vacancies.
Chief Executive Officer of MedCerts, Craig Sprinkle, added:
We are pleased that Ball State has chosen MedCerts as a student training option. As a Ball State graduate, I know first-hand the tremendous opportunities this partnership will bring to those who seek to further their education and start a new career.
Lifetime Learning by Ball State is the non-credit division of the respected research university Ball State University. The division offers non-credit micro-credentials, badges, and skill-building programs delivered in seamless experiences on individual terms one schedule, lifestyle, and goals. Ball State helps individuals chart a fulfilling career and a meaningful life.