Reaching an important milestone in helping close the skills gap in America’s workforce, EmployBridge today announced that its Better WorkLife Academy has enrolled more than 10,000 participants since launching in August 2017. In partnership with online learning and skills training leader Penn Foster, EmployBridge’s Better WorkLife Academy offers the company’s contingent employees a wide range of career-focused courses, all available at no cost to them.
“We saw the growing skills gap crisis in our country, and we decided to take action and seek out effective ways to help close it,” said EmployBridge CEO Tom Bickes. “We’re making significant investments in our Better WorkLife Academy in order to help our associates improve their skills and career prospects, while building a stronger workforce for employers. The rapid enrollment growth we’ve experienced clearly shows that we’re providing a much-needed service.”