Cengage Learning Participates in CGI America 2014, Champions Workforce Development Initiatives

Cengage’s Commitment to Action partnerships provide scholarships for high school diplomas and advanced degree career certificates to employees in retail, hospitality and food service sectors

Denver, CO, June 24, 2014 – Cengage Learning, a global education leader, joins workforce training partners this week in Denver at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, a program of the Clinton Global Initiative which addresses economic recovery in the United States. Cengage Learning’s CGI Commitment to Action aims to re-engage youth and young adults in education and support employers in providing workforce training as part of the Education & Workforce Development track.

Through its ed2go business and Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), Cengage Learning partners with companies in the retail and hospitality industry to provide scholarships to employees for an accredited high school education via the Career Online High School. Through the CGI Commitment to Action, the Career Online High School program offers fully accredited high school diplomas with “career certificates” in retail, hospitality and food service, and other key sectors commonly employing high school dropouts through scholarships with employers.

“CGI America is an ideal platform for making an impact as it facilitates partnerships enabling us to provide educational opportunities to those who lack high school diplomas and advanced degrees,” said Ron Stefanski, Chief Business Development Officer at ed2go. “We have been overwhelmed by the excitement and enthusiasm among corporate partners in supporting our Commitment to Action and it is clear that socially responsible corporations are eager to make progress in solving the challenges of strengthening the retail workforce. Our relationship with an organization of CGI’s stature provides an unprecedented opportunity to move this work forward.”

For more information on Career Online High School, please visit: http://www.careeronlinehs.org/

For more information or to read the CGI Commitment to Action, please visit: http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/commitments/commitments_search.asp?id=830506


About the Clinton Global Initiative America
The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America), a program of the Clinton Global Initiative, addresses economic recovery in the United States. Established in June 2011 by President Bill Clinton, CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, foster innovation, and support workforce development in the United States. Since its first meeting, CGI America participants have made over 300 commitments valued at more than $15 billion when fully funded and implemented. To learn more, visit cgiamerica.org.

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders year-round and at its Annual Meeting to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI also convenes CGI University, which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their communities and around the world. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 2,800 Commitments to Action, which are already improving the lives of more than 430 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $103 billion. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

About Cengage Learning and ed2go
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.  ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career, and corporate training markets. With over 2,000 colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served more than 2.5 million students. For more information visit www.cengage.com or www.ed2go.com.