As students head back to school for the fall, so are a number of adults looking to take their professional skills to the next level. And Pace’s newly rebranded “Career Forward” programming offers professional go-getters looking to enhance their marketable skills a variety of courses in new and emerging fields—where jobs are still plentiful for those who are qualified.
“Career Forward collects the continuing and professional educational offerings that were previously spread over various areas and brings them under one heading,” says Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Robert Keating. “By organizing them as a collective, we can better target our market and adult and continuing education programming.”
It’s not exactly a repackaging of current courses but a rebranding that reflects the core of Pace’s philosophy. “Our programming must always adapt to the ever-changing market place,” Keating explains. “The more we can deliver, the more effective we can be, and the better positioned our adult learners will be. The courses and programs in Career Forward are consistent with Pace’s continued mission to train people for the workplace and prepare them for a wide range of careers.”
Career Forward also aligns with Pace’s goals for growth. “Under the strategic plan, we were charged with developing a new revenue stream, one that raises the reputation of our academic programs, particularly the non-credit programs,” Keating says. The strategy is that if someone has a positive experience in a non-credit program or course, he or she may later consider enrolling in one that’s for credit.
Added to the diverse mix of offerings this fall are exciting new courses in developing applications for smart phones, social networks in the workplace, construction estimating and more. Here’s a sampling:
- Android Application Development
- Construction Estimating
- Creating and Using Social Networks
- Developing Websites Using CMS
- Facilities Manager Certificate
- iPhone Application Development
- Paralegal Certificate
- Solar PV Designs and Installation
For more information about Career Forward, and a complete list of courses, visit www.pace.edu/careerforward.