The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and the Institute for Process Excellence (IpX) announce the launch of a landmark IDEA Academy collaboration.
The initiative aims to maximize enrollment and graduation rates for its University Partners and career placement opportunities for its members. IpX’s industry partners and USDLA members benefit from industry insights, connections, and access to opportunities ranging from internships to mid-career roles, depending on experience.
“USDLA is always looking for synergetic collaborations that can potentially deliver a positive impact to our members and the industry,” said Pat Cassella, Executive Director of USDLA. “We are proud to partner on this unique, capacity-focused strategy that brings together institutional relationships and the industry building experience of IpX. This collaboration is a catalyst for USDLA’s efforts to solidify our commitment for delivering evolutionary education and workforce services to the individuals and Universities we serve.”
“As individuals, institutions and businesses continue to adapt in an ever-changing market, the demands are clear – employers increasingly rely on highly skilled workers, and employees increasingly need credentials of value to compete in an evolving workforce,” said IpX President, Joseph Anderson. “USDLA’s commitment to its members through modern learning platforms, coupled with industry credentials, is demonstrating how partnerships between industry leaders such as IpX and institutions can unlock career opportunities, propel socioeconomic mobility, and serve as a tangible community asset.”
The overall initiative is structured around core sub-initiatives that work in service of:
• Leadership: To provide national leadership in the field of distance learning
• Advocate: To advocate and promote the use of distance learning
• Information: To provide current information on distance learning
• Policy: To represent the distance learning community before government policy and regulatory bodies
• Association of Associations: To serve and support the state, consortium and individual organizations that belong to the USDLA
• Recognition: To provide annual recognition and awards of outstanding achievements in distance learning
• Partnerships: To serve as a catalyst for the formation of partnerships among education, business, healthcare, government, and non-governmental organizations
• International: To achieve a global leadership role through liaisons with international organizations