Author: Kristina Massari

Cengage Introduces New Career Search Tool to Help Close the Skills Gap

Jonathan Lau, SVP for Skills at Cengage, discusses Skill Map, a new online tool to help learners explore in-demand skills and jobs and get started on the right “Career Journey.” What is Skill Map? Skill Map is a new, free career exploration tool from ed2go, a Cengage company.  Skill Map provides actionable information and data learners can use to make smart career decisions. With Skill Map, learners can explore career options (for hundreds of careers) and find local job demand data and local salary information. They can also learn about the specific skills employers are looking for as well as Read More…


Todd Markson Talks Cengage Unlimited & Chegg Partnership

In December, Cengage announced Cengage Unlimited, a first-of-its-kind subscription for higher ed course materials.  For one price ($119.99 a semester or $179.99 annually), students get unlimited access to our comprehensive library of digital products.  That’s more than 22,000 products across 675 course areas! We recently talked to Todd Markson, Chief Strategy Officer, Cengage, about the implementation to date.

Q: It’s been two months since we announced Cengage Unlimited.  How are things going?

A: The goal of Cengage Unlimited is to increase both access and affordability, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from professors, students and administrators alike. I Read More…


Cengage Leaders Make Education Predictions for 2018

Happy New Year! We’re embarking on another new and exciting year in higher education. Lots of interesting developments are happening in our space but, without question, affordability and value will be a main focus. Education predictions abound! At Cengage, we’re hoping to drive change with new business models, such as our Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription which gives students access to all of our digital higher ed materials for $119.99/semester. But there are a lot of other interesting things happening in higher ed today. We asked Cengage leaders to share their thoughts for 2018 on everything from providing value in Read More…


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate Online High School Graduates: Susan Fenwick

As we celebrate an important milestone with our partner McDonald’s – 100 employee graduates of Career Online High School – we’re profiling experiences of graduates. Here is Susan’s story.

Career Online High School Success Story: Susan Fenwick

Not many people can say they spent the better part of 30 years working for the same company, but Susan Fenwick can. At the young age of 15, Susan began working for a McDonald’s restaurant “on the crew” in Southern Oregon. Needing to work to support basic needs for herself and her siblings, Susan had to prioritize work over high school, eventually leading Read More…


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate Online High School Graduates: Janelle Brown

As we celebrate an important milestone of the Cengage partnership with McDonald’s—100 employee graduates of Career Online High School—we’re profiling some graduate experiences. Here is Janelle’s story.

Career Online High School Success Story: Janelle Brown

Janelle Brown is a 42 year-old resident of Newport, Michigan, not far from Detroit. She has worked for McDonald’s for the past 11 years in franchise-owned restaurants in Michigan, recently transferring from a location in Wyandotte to Flat Rock. Over her tenure, she mastered just about every job at McDonald’s, but one thing she hadn’t done was earn her high school diploma. Suffering from bullying, Janelle Read More…


Cengage and McDonald’s Celebrate First 100 High School Graduates

More than 800 employees currently enrolled in the Cengage Career Online High School (COHS) through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity employee education program Last week, Cengage and McDonald’s announced an important milestone in their partnership to bring education opportunities to employees at participating US restaurants: more than 100 employees have earned their high school diplomas and career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS). COHS is offered to employees through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity employee education program. Archways to Opportunity is a comprehensive education program that provides eligible U.S. employees at participating restaurants an opportunity to earn a Read More…


Next Gen Building and Electrical Code Training Comes to Life

As demand for skilled labor surges in the construction industry, online simulations offer interactive training for students and tradesmen

There is a shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry that is leading to higher building costs and slower construction. The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that there are approximately 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the U.S.—a jump of 81% in the last two years[i]. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, nearly 80% of construction businesses report they are having a hard time finding qualified skilled labor[ii].

Restocking the Building Code Knowledge Base

Building code knowledge is Read More…