Workforce Training

Who’s Holding Coding Bootcamp Accountability Accountable?

When it comes to reporting graduation and job-placement rates, the numbers don’t always add up at for-profit coding bootcamps. That showed this week when New York-based Flatiron School, a coding bootcamp, was fined $375,000 by the state’s attorney general for misleading advertising and operating without a license.

Woz U? Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development

He may be best known for co-founding Apple with Steve Jobs, but now, Steve Wozniak is dipping his toes in online education. Today, Wozniak announced his latest project, an online school called Woz U, which aims to provide tech training to aspiring software developers. The startup venture is part of Southern Careers Institute (SCI), a private for-profit school based in Austin, Texas. The business offers 15 online and in-person programs in fields such as technology, medical services and cosmetology.

MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners

Providing courses to companies, and adults not enrolled in a full-time degree program, has long been a way for universities to extend their reach (and pockets) beyond the physical lecture hall. In 2013, MIT began offering online programs for working professionals to meet learners across the globe.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

Peter Thiel once complained he was promised flying cars, but had to settle for 140 characters instead. Perhaps the Silicon Valley tech billionaire should learn how to build one himself—and sign up for a class from Udacity.At the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this week in San Francisco, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company announced two new “nanodegree” offerings: an introductory program for self-driving cars and, yes, another one for flying cars.

As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options

This summer has seen two prominent coding bootcamps close because they couldn’t make their business models work. Meanwhile, a major provider of free online educational resources for those learning to code announced new paid options that company leaders hope will make its business sustainable.

How Many Times Will People Change Jobs? The Myth of the Endlessly-Job-Hopping Millennial

During a recent interview with EdSurge, a LinkedIn executive made the offhand comment that people will change careers 15 times over their lifetimes. The sound of a record-needle scratching cued in my head, and I thought: Is that even possible?

How to Help ‘New Normal’ Students Get Their Careers—and Education—Rolling

One of Chipotle’s recruiting flyers features a burrito above the words “Start Your Career Rolling.” It’s cheeky, comical—and perhaps even a little controversial. Yet the fast-food chain is not confining its employees to a lifetime of tortillas and guacamole. In May, the company announced a partnership with Guild Education, a Denver-based startup, through which employees can take college classes at a discount and earn accredited degrees.

Udacity Teams Up With Mercedes-Benz to Offer Self-Driving Education (Literally)

Driving southbound on the 101 freeway through San Francisco, one may notice the following billboard. “Self-driving education,” it reads. Those three words connect to several ideas close to Udacity’s mission: help learners acquire new skills to pursue tech careers of their desire, and let them complete courses at their own pace (as long as they pay the monthly fee.)

Not Your Grandfather's Corporate Training: 5 Trends Changing Workforce Learning

The corporate learning environment has been experiencing a great deal of development over recent years. It shows no signs of stopping as learners become more involved in their own education. 

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