Foundry College announced additional funding of $1MM, led by Zanichelli Venture, into its open convertible note, accelerating growth strategies in stackable education model.
Foundry College is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations.
In another move to further expand its full suite of support for learners, Foundry College has partnered with Pathrise, an online mentorship and advice program for tech and other professionals. Customized services provided to Foundry College learners by Pathrise will complement services already available to students, which include one-on-one coaching sessions, access to academic mentors, job club participation, and more. These services, along with those of Pathrise, are provided at no cost to the learner.
Foundry College’s learners will now be able to gain credit at colleges and universities across the country that accept ACE credit recommendations. ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide.
Foundry College has partnered with the Ideate Project to expand its career support services for learners in the Foundry College Tulsa program. Ideate Project’s job placement platform will complement services already available to students, which include one-on-one coaching sessions, access to academic mentors, job club participation, and more. All services, including those of Ideate Project, are provided at no cost to the learner.
iKeepSafe announced that it has awarded a FERPA privacy badge to Foundry College. iKeepSafe’s FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program seeks to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.
The Foundry College Tulsa program is now accepting its third cohort of learners, preparing them to excel in their careers by offering no-cost tuition for programs that pair the durable professional skills that employers seek with marketable, job-ready credentials in Salesforce administration and project management. Additionally, learners have the opportunity to earn a $500 cash bonus upon completion of the program.
Learn In, the world’s first upskilling-as-a-service platform that empowers companies to keep employee skills current among rapid technological change, is partnering with Foundry College, a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment.
HolonIQ, a global leader in intelligence on education, has released its annual North America EdTech 100 – a list of the 100 most promising education technology startups in the USA and Canada. Foundry College secured its spot in the category of “Bootcamps and Alternate Models” for its innovation in both programming and delivery.
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.