Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
Columbus, OH (March 9, 2022)
Furthering its mission to provide relevant education to the broadest community of learners, Franklin University announces a new partnership with MedCerts, a Stride, Inc. company (NYSE: LRN), an online training provider for healthcare and IT certifications. Through this partnership, learners will have the opportunity to invest in themselves and the economy as they work to meet workforce education needs and advance their career prospects.
Franklin University students will soon have access to much of MedCerts’ catalog of 40+ healthcare and IT training offerings, beginning today with eight programs that reflect opportunities in in-demand career fields:
• Dental Assistant
• EKG Technician
• Medical Assistant
• Medical Billing Specialist
• Medical Front Office Administration Specialist
• Patient Care Technician
• Phlebotomy Technician
• Physical Therapy Aide
Reflecting many of the occupations predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to see the highest number of new jobs added in the next decade, these self-paced, short-term learning options provide learners with the opportunity to match their ability levels, experiences, and career goals with the most in-demand areas of employment. Credits earned through many MedCerts certificate offerings can also be applied toward future degree-seeking endeavors. Additionally, Franklin’s employer partners will be able to fill in-demand job vacancies more quickly with MedCerts certified students.
“MedCerts has always focused on providing better education and career opportunities to a broad and diverse audience,” said Jason Aubrey, Chief Executive Officer at MedCerts. “Partnering with Franklin University is a natural extension of our mission and we are thrilled to offer a clear career path to more individuals and build a better workforce together.”
MedCerts programs add to the growing Franklin University catalog of offerings available through the University's recently launched FranklinWORKS Marketplace. The ever-expanding catalog of learning options of in-demand subject areas provides a one-stop-shop for Franklin University courses and certificates, as well as access to programs from industry-leading education providers.
"Meeting learners where they are with affordable and flexible learning options helps both the learner and the economy," shared Dr. David Decker, president, Franklin University. "Providing access to in-demand skill areas helps maximize learner marketability and helps recharge workforce development."
MedCerts – a Stride, Inc. company (NYSE: LRN) – is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. Focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied healthcare and IT, it serves individuals from all backgrounds, including the military and their families, career changers and the under- and unemployed. MedCerts delivers career training through HD-quality video-based instruction, virtual simulations, games and animations, and on-the-job training through Experiential Learning solutions. Since 2009, the company has developed over 40 career programs, trained and up-skilled more than 35,000 individuals across the country and partnered with over 500 American Job Centers and more than 1,000 healthcare organizations to build talent pipelines. In 2020, MedCerts was acquired by Stride, Inc. Stride has transformed the teaching and learning experience for millions of people by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, curriculum, and programs directly to students, schools, the military, and enterprises in primary, secondary, and post-secondary settings. For more information, visit medcerts.com.
About Franklin University
Accredited, nonprofit, and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, masters, and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. Through agreements with partner institutions, the University also offers international academic programs, including its top-ranked MBA.
Franklin University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Franklin University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE).
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