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Certificate Programs in the Workplace

Penn State Wilkes-Barre can partner with a company to design certificate programs at the workplace that meet the organizational development needs of the work force. Penn State faculty work directly with company management staff on program development and to determine what company materials are needed. Classes can be conducted on-site at the company at times convenient to the organization. Instructional styles are geared to the needs of the working adult student. An on-going program-evaluation process supports a quality experience for participants and the organization.

Benefits to the Organization

  • Support the vision and mission of the organization
  • Create cultural change
  • Build a common base of knowledge
  • Encourage self-motivated workers
  • Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning
  • Develop a stronger workforce for the future
  • Provide professional skill development

Benefits to the Employee

  • Provide quality education from a major university
  • Offer courses designed and delivered for the adult learner
  • Offer convenient location without additional travel
  • Offer conveniently scheduled course times
  • Provide university support services at the on-site location
  • Build peer support and study groups

 

In addition to customized credit programs, Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers a number of certificate programs that can help you meet your workforce educational needs. A certificate program is a sequence of classes that provides you with core competencies in a specific area. Because certificate programs focus on a specific skill set, you are able to earn this Penn State credential in a relatively short time.

 

 

Credit Certificates in the Workplace

 

Non-Credit Certificates