HDG University works with employers to ensure a competent workforce by coordinating programs and providing tools for those seeking careers to change course on a practical career path leading to family-supporting salaries and future positions. Regardless of experience or degree level, we are devoted to assisting individuals in finding fulfilling employment. For example, through a partnership with IBM, HDG University helps minority job-seekers acquire the core skills necessary to qualify for an entry-level position in technology while earning credentials and receiving support from technology specialists. With IBM Skill Build for Job Seekers, participants will acquire in-demand leadership, communication, programming, problem-solving, and writing skills and essential workplace technologies. In addition, clients will earn digital credentials to demonstrate their accomplishments to prospective employers.
Despite historically low unemployment rates, approximately 6 million Americans remain unemployed. The obstacles to employment are intricate. Even among the employed, many struggle to provide for their families. These obstacles expose workers, families, and communities nationwide to insecurity and hardship. In addition, employers and industrial sectors struggle to recruit the talent they need to remain competitive in a global market that is constantly growing.
Each year, almost one million adults enroll in programs to improve their reading, English proficiency, and other foundational skills, preparing them for further education and satisfying employment. Adult learners require assistance with utilizing and mastering technology. In addition, adults seek programs to assist them in entering the IT and STEM sectors. Millions more need these services but lack access or cannot always engage in person or on a set schedule. Technology is a viable strategy for serving more adults in and out of the classroom, providing access to new learning opportunities, and accommodating adults’ demand for flexibility as family caregivers and employees. However, there is a lack of research to aid practitioners and consumers in finding effective methods for technology-supported adult skills programming.
Our program’s objective is to improve the instructional content and practice of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in adult education, focusing on making use of educational resources that are easily accessible and available without charge online.
In adult education, there is a demand for STEM content of high quality; this program will help address that demand while also improving instructional practice and the teaching of adults. In addition, we assist students in accomplishing their educational objectives by making available them adaptable and easily accessible learning supplements. The provision of this online learning has many benefits, including the flexibility of time and location, the capacity to appeal to a large audience, the extensive availability of courses, and the instant feedback it provides.
*Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential. Courtesy of Salary.com, Talent.com, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other sources.