The new Penn Foster courses, available now through GCI, are designed to efficiently and effectively present the foundational pieces required to be successful in the construction field, and include Introduction to Construction; Blueprint Reading; Basic Math; and Business Literacy. In addition, GCI is offering Penn Foster’s Career Readiness Bootcamp, a 10-module course that helps employees in any career learn the “soft skills” that employers most request of new employees, including communication, decision-making/problem solving, leadership and integrity.
Penn Foster combines a rich history in skilled trades training and apprenticeships with a proprietary technology-enabled platform supported by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. As the trusted training partner to more than 700 skilled trades enterprises, Penn Foster develops the essential job skills that launch and accelerate careers, drive business outcomes and set new standards in workforce performance. Training participants can take courses on their own schedules, and will have access to Penn Foster’s full platform support.
“GCI has taken a leadership position in construction training in Massachusetts and understands the value of offering those interested in construction an online option that allows them to learn anytime and anywhere,” said Collin Gutman, Head of Skilled Trades, Penn Foster. “We look forward to deepening our relationship with GCI as the construction trades continue their long-deserved resurgence.”
About Gould Construction Institute
Gould Construction Institute has been providing high-quality training that prepares individuals for gainful and long-term opportunities in the construction industry since 1983. GCI is fully licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure/Office of Private Occupational Education and approved by Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship. For more information, visit www.gwgci.org.
About Penn Foster
Students, employers and partner organizations rely on Penn Foster to build the skills and knowledge to power the 21st century workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has been dedicated to helping people lead more meaningful and productive lives and to improving social outcomes through education. Penn Foster provides career pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners through diverse and affordable online diploma, certificate and degree programs, offered via its high school, career school and college. With more than 30,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's online and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced, competency-based model wrapped by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. For more information, visit https://www.workforcedevelopment.com/.