Cengage Partners with S/P2 to Integrate Safety, Pollution Prevention and Soft Skills Training into MindTap
Integration gives transportation students the necessary skills to compete in the workforce
ATLANTA, March 4, 2018 — Cengage, an education and technology company, has partnered with S/P2, an online training provider for businesses and career tech schools, to integrate safety, pollution prevention and soft skills training within its MindTap digital learning platform. The partnership will give students in transportation training programs both the technical and professional skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
Thousands of transportation programs across the country currently use both MindTap for teaching theory and diagnostics, as well as S/P2 for safety, pollution prevention and soft skills training. Often, S/P2 training is required before students can enter medium/heavy duty truck shops. In addition, professionalism or soft skills, such as communication and timeliness, are in high demand among transportation employers. Integrating S/P2 content directly into MindTap provides both students and faculty a single point of access for all of their essential training content. Instructors will also benefit from a single gradebook for program tracking. With this integration, instructors and students will have an easy-to-use, affordable solution.
“We know that employers want students who have both technical skills, such as theory, application and diagnostic training, as well safety and soft skills. By partnering with S/P2, we’re giving students the best of both worlds, and ensuring they are prepared to be successful in the workplace,” said Katie McGuire, Sr. Product Manager, Cengage.
In addition to MindTap Medium/Heavy Truck, all transportation MindTap products, including MindTap Automotive and MindTap Collision, will deliver S/P2 content at no additional cost. And students can also access MindTap as part of a Cengage Unlimited subscription, which gives students access to all of the company’s digital higher education materials—more than 22,000 products across 70 disciplines and 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester.
For more information on the S/P2 MindTap integration, please visit https://www.cengage.com/discipline-automotive-trucking, or stop by the Cengage booth (#320) at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition to meet representatives from both companies.
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher ed, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
Each year, S/P2 provides online training to more than 175,000 workers and students nationwide on industry-specific safety and pollution prevention, ethics, soft skills, and human resources topics, as well as an online workplace mentoring program for the automotive industry. S/P2 serves the automotive service, collision repair, heavy-duty/diesel, welding, construction, cosmetology, and culinary trades. S/P2 also provides S/P2 Careers – a resume database of tens of thousands of career tech students looking for career opportunities in their field of study. For more information, visit www.sp2.org.