RetirementJobs.com Selects Kaplan University to Provide Educational Opportunities to the 50+ Market
DAVENPORT, IA, Feb. 14, 2012— RetirementJobs.com, Inc., the No. 1 career website for job-seekers age 50 and older, and Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced an agreement to offer educational services aimed at helping this demographic remain competitive, explore new career paths, or fulfill lifelong learning goals.
“RetirementJobs.com and Kaplan University, where 50+ learners make up over 9 percent of students, share a common mission of helping people reinvent themselves and find new opportunities,” said Tim Driver, CEO and founder of RetirementJobs.com, Inc. “Kaplan University is focused on serving the 50+ audience’s educational needs. This alliance broadens our ability to serve our visitors by giving them additional skills to help overcome age bias in the workplace.”
Kaplan University, which serves non-traditional students, offers a variety of services designed to ease adult learners back into the classroom and to help them earn college credit for learning acquired from life experience. The University offers a course that teaches students how to document their work experience to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material. Students may build a portfolio of their work and use it to petition for credits, helping them earn their college degrees in less time for less money.
“Kaplan University’s mission is to provide a personalized, customized, outcomes-focused approach to the student experience at any age. Given the state of the economy and concerns over the future of social safety net programs, many of the 50+ population are interested in continuing to work and they need innovative solutions to enrich their career opportunities,” said Gregory Marino, president of the Kaplan University Group. “Kaplan University can offer this particular audience career-focused programs that can help to enhance their already rich skill sets or prepare them for new careers.”
For those that might be intimidated by the idea of returning to school, the University offers the Kaplan Commitment, a program that allows prospective students to enroll in courses for an introductory period without any tuition obligation to see if the University meets their educational needs. If students decide Kaplan is not a good fit for them, they may leave without incurring any education-related debt.
In addition to these advantages, Kaplan University has agreed to offer RetirementJobs.com premium members a 10 percent tuition reduction on the University’s online programs, including associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, and professional certificates, if they enroll before March 31st, 2012. Kaplan offers degrees in a number of career-focused disciplines, including business, criminal justice, IT, education, nursing and law.
To learn more about the University’s programs and commitment to lifelong learning, visit http://reinventyourself.kaplan.edu/. To see some of Kaplan’s 50+ success stories, click on
About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves more than 53,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.
Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education, which serves more than 78,000 students online and through more than 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan Higher Education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan Higher Education is part of Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), and its largest division. For more information about Kaplan University, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.
As the #1 career website for job-seekers aged 50+, RetirementJobs.com provides opportunity, inspiration, community and counsel to people over 50 seeking work to match their lifestyle. The company’s powerful, easy-to use job board lists thousands of openings for experienced employees seeking work with a Certified Age Friendly Employer™. Founded in 2005, RetirementJobs.com is a strong public advocate and a catalyst to help employers retain, hire, and benefit from an experienced workforce. Its website also offers vital information and inspiration for older workers, including advice, news, success stories, and podcasts. For more information, visit www.retirementjobs.com.
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