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Library Commission offers program

December 25, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

LearningExpress, LLC announces the West Virginia Library Commission's (WVLC) selection of Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success for use in West Virginia Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success is a comprehensive online learning platform and valuable career resource and job search tool that can boost basic workplace skills, prepare workers for high-wage and high-skilled employment, and provide guidance in job search and real-time job postings.

The easy-to-use platform provides valuable guidance through engaging tools such as self-directed tutorials, practice tests and exercises, and eBooks which help to improve the skills needed by job seekers for success in today's workplace.

WVLC leads in the delivery of these tools to job seekers by joining with West Virginia Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board, a non-profit corporation focused on reducing unemployment.

"WVLC is partnering closely with other state agencies to provide our citizens with improved services that deliver resources to support job seekers and career development, and do so cost effectively for the WVLC and state agencies involved," stated Karen Goff, secretary of the West Virginia Library Commission.

Funding for this program is provided by the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the West Virginia Library Commission in partnership with the West Virginia Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board.

West Virginia Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board includes seven rural counties located in southwest West Virginia.

The Comprehensive Center and headquarters for Region 2 is Cabell-Huntington, with affiliate sites in Boone, Lincoln, Mingo, Putnam, and Wayne, and a satellite site in Logan.

"LearningExpress is excited to expand our long-standing relationship we have enjoyed with the West Virginia Library Commission. We developed this platform to help people get hired and advance their careers and WVLC is demonstrating how to deliver these valuable services across the state by partnering with Region 2 Workforce WV Investment Board," said Barry Lippman, president and chief executive officer of LearningExpress, LLC.

LearningExpress, known for its award-winning online educational and work-related platforms, is a three-time winner of the SIIA CODiE Awards in 2011 for Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution, Best Postsecondary Education Solution, and Best Instruction Solution for Job & Career Accelerator, of which selected features are integrated into the Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success platform.

About LearningExpress, LLC?LearningExpress, LLC is an educational technology company founded with the mission to help adult and student learners improve basic skills required for academic and career success.

The company currently serves over 6,000 public libraries, 5,000 schools, and 1,200 colleges across the United States and Canada, and helps more than 1.5 million adults and students each year.

Visit LearningExpress, LLC at www.learningexpressllc.com.

For more information, contact Janine Y. Swenson, Director of Marketing, at jswenson@learningexpressllc.com or call 800-295-9556.

For information about WVLC contact Susan Hayden at susan.g.hayden@wv.gov or call 304-558-3978, ext. 2014.

 
 

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