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Higher Education Program Offers Free Tuition to Tulsa Residents

George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), Atento Capital and Foundry College announced today a partnership offering free tuition, a $6,000 value, for Tulsans experiencing unemployment, underemployment or looking to advance their career opportunities. The program, Foundry College Tulsa, will prepare students to excel by offering free relevant curriculum and job-ready credentials in Salesforce administration and project management upon completion.

Foundry College Appoints New CEO to Grow Active Learning Technology Business

Seizing upon the opportunity to grow its active learning technology business, Foundry College, a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment, today announced the appointment of Dr. Akiba Covitz as Chief Executive Officer.

Foundry College Offers Deferred Tuition on Salesforce, Project Management Credentialed Certificate Programs

As the novel coronavirus pandemic disrupts the workforce, Foundry College announced it will offer deferred tuition to assist potential students who want to earn Salesforce Admin and Project Management credentials but are in financial need.

New Foundry College Certificate Programs feature Salesforce and Project Management Credentials

Foundry College announces the launch of two new Credentialed Certificate programs. These programs not only provide a solid foundation in the skills and knowledge that businesses want and need, but also provide an externally recognized, job-relevant credential.

Replicating and Improving the Physical Classroom Experience—Online

Foundry College today announced that we will be offering our learning technology platform, the Forge, and innovative teaching methods to partner educational institutions. Why have we done this, and why now? Over the last few weeks the landscape of education has been convulsed by an external force, which has made it clear that we needRead More...

Foundry College offers Forge learning platform to educational institutions

Foundry College, a new kind of college offering live, face-to-face classes in an online environment, today announced that it will begin offering its learning management technology platform, the Forge, and its innovative teaching methods as a managed service to educational institutions.

The Bachelor’s Degree: An outdated proxy for workplace skills?

“Jobs don’t require degrees. Employers do.” When the Hechinger Report published Lawrence Lanahan’s article querying “What if we hired for skills, not degrees?”, it was the latest in a recent barrage of thought pieces exploring a pressing issue for working adults and employers nationwide: the bachelor’s degree gating mechanism for jobs providing financial stability, includingRead More...

The case for mastery-based learning

Many of us take it as a given that success in formal education is measured in letter grades, with “A” corresponding to excellence and “F” indicating failure. But our current letter grading system has actually only been widely used since the 1940s  — and it gained popularity not for its accuracy or relevance to studentRead More...

How to choose a degree program that will prepare you for a good job

According to a 2018 Gallup survey, 58 percent of U.S. adults cite job and career outcomes as their primary motivations for pursuing higher education. So, if you’re considering enrolling in a college program, chances are good that you believe that a degree is the best way to secure a good job and a stable future.Read More...

“Future-proof” jobs don’t require futuristic skills

What do insurance underwriters, short-order cooks, bank tellers, and lab technicians have in common? According to Oxford University, they’re all working in jobs that have at least a 90 percent chance of being automated.   At first glance, that’s an intimidating statistic. If four jobs that require such vastly different skills are all at highRead More...

Designing a new kind of two-year degree program for working adults

It’s no secret that a college degree can significantly improve your job prospects. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an associate degree could boost a high school graduate’s earnings by about 20 percent, and reduce their risk of unemployment by 25 percent. And yet, only about 40 percent of Americans haveRead More...

Former Harvard Dean starts Foundry College to educate working adults for middle-skills jobs

Foundry College, a new type of online two-year college specifically designed to educate students—particularly working adults—to fill “middle-skills” jobs that are in high demand by employers, announced today that it is launching its first class beginning in January 2019.