INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – WGU Indiana is teaming up with an Indianapolis-based coding school to provide a new avenue for students to obtain an information technology degree. The partners say their learning partnership will allow academy graduates to transfer their credentials into one of WGU’s seven online College of Information Technology degree programs.
WGU says the partnership reflects both institutions’ focus on education for an increasingly skills-based economy and provides a skills-based pathway for high-tech careers.
“WGU’s partnership with Kenzie is another example of how higher education is meeting learners where they are, delivering the education they need to build career success,” said Dr. Elke Leeds, dean and academic vice president of WGU’s College of Information Technology. “With the advancement of a skills-based economy and myriad ways to develop skills, learners need alternative pathways to support their lifelong learning, with flexibility to continue working so they can provide for themselves and their families today as they build a better tomorrow through education.”
As higher education and the workforce embrace a virtual and remote model, the institutions say the partnership can help people upskill and quickly adapt to workforce changes.
“Traditional higher education is finally being forced to re-think how they provide a quality education to students, and the direction they will have to go will include online, affordable curriculum and degrees, something WGU and Kenzie have been doing for years,” said Chok Ooi, Kenzie Academy founder.
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