Champlain College Marks truED Milestone with 60 Alliance Partners

— Adult online education leader teams with Dealer, Comcast and others to
bridge workforce development gaps —

BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Champlain College announces that truED® has signed alliances with more
than 60 leading government and industry organizations who share a deep
commitment to learning as a means to remain competitive, improve
employee retention and enhance recruitment. Through truED, employees of
alliance organizations access Champlain College’s nationally ranked
post-secondary online degrees and certificates tailored specifically to
adult professionals at up to 70 percent less than the standard tuition
rates through affordable monthly payments.

This milestone marks truED’s second anniversary. Organizations such as
Dealer.com, a part of Cox Automotive Inc., Comcast Corporation, AT&T,
Cisco, Seventh Generation, and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management,
utilize truED as a part of their workforce development strategy by
providing employees career growth and advancement opportunities. So far,
over 1300 students are enrolled in truED spanning the U.S. and
abroad.

“Across every sector, even the most forward-thinking organizations are
facing talent shortages that threaten organizational goals,” said Dr.
Laurie Quinn, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Champlain College. “In
response, Champlain College has developed a career-driven approach
centered on adult professionals that goes beyond technical mastery to
deeper skills that serve them throughout life as critical thinkers,
effective managers and inspiring leaders.”

truED: A Proven Model of Adult Online Education

Champlain College is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report
and The Princeton Review as a leader in higher education. truED
builds on Champlain College’s reputation as a recognized leader in adult
online education for more than 20 years. Champlain’s understanding of
adult learners directs the development, delivery, and ongoing assessment
and enhancement of academic programs accessible through truED. Key
highlights include:

  • Benefits to the student:

    • An affordable, high-quality education: Access to more than 60
      online certificate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs taught
      by practitioners in high-growth, in-demand fields for up to 70
      percent less than standard tuition;
    • Programs designed for the adult learner: Engaging environments,
      immersive labs and discussions focused on globally-minded
      curricula that matter most to professionals; and
    • Set up for success: quality assurance practices empower adult
      learners for degree completion through career-services resources,
      student network support, and dedicated advisors, faculty and
      program directors.
  • Benefits to the alliance organization:

    • Designed for the alliance organization: addresses workplace needs
      and matches academic programs to meet organizational goals;
    • An accelerated path to solutions: facilitates planning, managing,
      and budgeting across functions, locations and levels; and
    • A true higher education experience: students learn the critical
      thinking, problem solving and communication skills that enhance
      their value to organizations.

“Champlain College has earned its reputation in addressing workforce
needs by being a true partner to the business community, and always
being on the quest for what works,” said Sean Collins, Senior Director,
Organization and Leadership Development at Dealer.com, an integrated
digital automotive retailing solutions provider. “We are working
hand-in-hand to build our bench of future leaders. The results have been
outstanding – from increased ingenuity to more engaged employees. We
happily expect our truED enrollment to grow from 200 employees to an
additional twenty-five percent next year.”

With a deep understanding of the adult learner, Champlain College
distinguishes the ways in which adults utilize and apply their
experiences as they pursue a career-focused degree or certificate
online. The curriculum – emphasizing problem solving over testing – is
designed to be immediately applicable to the student’s workplace.
Further, it instills the management capacity and leadership qualities
necessary for long-term growth in today’s workforce.

The most popular programs pursued through the truED alliance include
those in undergraduate and graduate business and accounting,
cybersecurity and digital forensics.

About Champlain College

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private
college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal,
Quebec and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate
experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over
60 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates.
Champlain’s distinctive career-driven approach to higher education
embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and
experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is
included in the Princeton Review’s The Best 379 Colleges: 2015
Edition. Champlain College is featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges”
for 2016 as one of the “best and most interesting schools” in the United
States, Canada and Great Britain, as well as is named the #1 “Most
Innovative School” in the North by U.S. News and World Report.
For more information, visit www.champlain.edu.

About truED®

truED is developed and supported as part of Champlain College’s Online
Continuing Professional Studies Division. Through the affordable truED
model, and alliances with leading organizations in government and
industry, Champlain College delivers accessible and immediately
applicable online higher education to help employees gain the skills and
knowledge needed to enhance their careers and achieve their
organization’s business objectives. Champlain’s certificate and degree
programs not only provide field-specific knowledge, but also the
critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills essential
for the modern workforce. For more information about truED, visit http://www.champlain.edu/truedalliances.

Contacts

Sage Communications (For Champlain College Online)
Lauren Horn, 703-207-0941
Lhorn@aboutsage.com