Atlanta-based EmployBridge, one of the largest industrial staffing companies in the U.S., recently teamed up with online learning and skills training company, Penn Foster, to introduce the Better WorkLife Academy, making a plethora of free career-focused courses available to its Associates nationwide.
"This initiative to underwrite courses on behalf of our Associates reinforces our company goal to help those who work with us to improve their skills, earn higher pay and better their lives," said Tom Bickes, CEO, EmployBridge. "And by partnering with Penn Foster, a prominent force in the education community, we can also do our part to address the skills gap that continues to cause labor market challenges."
According to Bickes, the skills gap and related problems will not just go away on their own. He cited a just-released National Governors Association paper on workforce development which said that "business leaders throughout our nation warn of a skills crisis due to the lack of qualified workers to fill the high-skilled jobs of tomorrow."
Penn Foster, a leading provider of skills development training and credentials for today's frontline workforce. The Penn Foster courses to be offered to EmployBridge Associates via Better WorkLife Academy include a mix of logistics, manufacturing, and clerical offerings, each selected due to relevance in advancing an individual's pay and improving his or her future job prospects and to help meet the skill needs of today's most in-demand jobs.
Brian Devine, Senior Vice President, EmployBridge said, "Associates who step forward to take advantage of these courses will not only be increasing their skills in a particular area, they will be revealing focus, discipline and a dedication to self-improvement."
Edited by G. Davila