Alexandria, Virginia, May 18th, 2016 – Career TEAM, LLC, a nationally recognized workforce development consultant group and Delta Career Education Corporation today announced plans to implement a new student enhancement initiative resulting in a more intense focus on Workforce Readiness throughout the Delta student life-cycle.
Under this new partnership, in year one, 15,000+ Delta students from over 30 campus locations across the nation will complete their curriculum with tangible tools to aid in the career search process. Entitled, “The Career EDGE Success Toolkit,” the process includes access to comprehensive career preparation curriculum, a customized resume builder, simulated online job application, and an interactive e-Portfolio.
Per Delta VP of Product Development, Jason Pfaff, “The Career EDGE program has helped Delta become more operationally efficient and will improve the student experience from enrollment to placement. The tangible tools generated for each student are benefits that provide a significant return on investment. In addition, it is critical for us to continue to look at ways to lower costs for our students. Career TEAM’s solution has done just that.”
Delta’s adoption of this new initiative will provide unique career readiness curriculum and professional development tools for Delta’s students throughout their matriculation. “The number one issue stressed by employers from coast to coast is the lack of soft skills from graduates. Our goal is to infuse the curriculum with retention promoting skills early in the student’s program and allow for professional development to mature over time,” said Micaela Alpers, President of Career TEAM’s Education Division.
Upon graduation, student resumes and ePortfolios filter to a Delta EDGE Employer database powered by Career TEAM. The new database is searchable by keyword and geography. This system aligns with the modern employer approach to talent acquisition, and is a forward step in Delta’s commitment to the successful placement and retention of graduates.