Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has partnered with Forage, a platform dedicated to assisting students in obtaining jobs at the world’s top employers, to embed job simulations into Pearson’s MyLab courseware platform and Pearson+.
Millions of students use MyLab to access their coursework and eTextbooks every year. Students studying 15 business and economics disciplines, including marketing, finance, and accounting, will be able to access Forage’s simulations in MyLab starting this month. Later this year, Pearson+ users will gain access to Forage’s entire library of nearly 350 job simulations, and beginning in 2024, students will be able to earn Credly badges for completing a Forage job simulation. Credly is a Pearson product.
With its virtual job simulations, Forage aims to bridge the gap between education and career success. Its job simulations are developed by the world’s largest employers, allowing millions of students to demonstrate intent, learn about company culture, and hit the ground running with valuable, real-world career skills. Employers such as Walmart, JPMorgan Chase, and BCG benefit from motivated candidates who are 2.16 more likely to receive and accept a job offer by flipping the hire-then-train model.
Speaking on the partnership, Tom ap Simon, President of Pearson’s Higher Education division, said:
Preparing for the workforce can be daunting for any college student. Now, students can build their skills anywhere, anytime, inside the same trusted Pearson platforms they already use for their studies. This is yet another way we are helping students stand out from the crowd, bridge the gap between college and the workplace, and achieve their ultimate goal of landing a great job.
Forage believes that everyone deserves the chance to land their dream job, no matter where they live. It works with hundreds of organizations to make this a reality for the millions of Foragers who use its platform to gain the confidence and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Tom Brunskill, Co-founder & CEO of Forage, stated:
We are proud to partner with Pearson, a true giant in the education space. Through this partnership, Forage will build on Pearson’s offering by giving students access to job simulations authored by some of the world’s most iconic employers. We are excited that this partnership will allow Forage to continue to deliver on its ambition to get millions of motivated students into great jobs by giving all students the visibility, resources, and confidence to succeed.
Pearson offers customers with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data in nearly 200 countries. The company considers every learning opportunity a chance for a personal breakthrough. That is why Pearson’s approximately 20,000 employees are dedicated to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences with real-world impact.