LearningExpress Library Chosen by Delaware for the Statewide Job Center@Delaware Libraries
NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — LearningExpress, LLC, a leading eLearning technology company, today announced a strategic partnership with the Delaware Division of Libraries to implement the LearningExpress Library(TM) online learning platform in its 32 libraries and the newly-formed Job Center@Delaware Libraries. The Delaware Division of Libraries has recently created four Job Centers in its libraries, in an effort to assist the more than 34,000 unemployed Delaware residents with their job searches. Delaware residents will also have access to Job & Career Accelerator(TM), Popular Software Tools and Computer and Internet Basics in its 32 statewide libraries.
“LearningExpress Library can support Delaware library patrons with an extensive suite of tools to find jobs, get professional certifications, or take the next step in their learning journey,” said Dr. Annie Norman, state librarian and director of the Delaware Division of Libraries.
Job seekers and library patrons will be able to access the Internet for free and be given support in searching online databases, creating resumes, and writing cover letters. LearningExpress Library includes more than 800 online courses, tests, and eBooks that provide everything from basic skills improvement to test preparation, as well as practice exams for college and graduate school admissions and professional certification.
The program is being financed by a grant of nearly $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), a $900,000 matching grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and approximately $100,000 from the Delaware Division of Libraries. The Job Centers were developed through a public/private partnership whose members include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Christina Adult Education Program (CAE), the Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning (DCDAL), the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), the Delaware Department of Labor (DOL), Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC), the Delaware Department of Technology & Information (DTI), the Delaware Workforce Investment Board, Literacy Volunteers Serving Adults (LVSA), and the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program (RSVP).
“LearningExpress is proud to support the Delaware Division of Libraries in their innovative efforts to help the unemployed and underemployed of Delaware,” says Barry Lippman, President and CEO of LearningExpress.
About LearningExpress, LLC
Founded in 1995, LearningExpress is a leading eLearning technology company that provides career advancement and education solutions to thousands of colleges and libraries in 36 states, currently helping more than one million people annually to meet their professional and education goals. The company offers comprehensive and fully integrated web-based platforms designed to help users assess, explore, find, prepare, pursue, and achieve their career endeavors. Visit LearningExpress, LLC at www.learningexpressllc.com.
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