Apr 09

World Education.net Partners with Splash Media University


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

In keeping with its goal of providing innovative online courses and career training to students worldwide, World Education.net will be adding Master Social Media Certification to its course offerings through its partnership with Splash Media University.

Comprised of over 600 online classes, Splash Media Us social media marketing curriculum will be added to World Education.nets already-extensive course catalog which currently includes a wide range of business, communications, healthcare, skilled trades and IT courses.

We are extremely excited to offer World Education.nets students innovative social media training courses through our new partnership, said Mark Hitchner, CEO of Splash Media U. Our mutual mission to provide quality, accredited video learning makes our collaboration a natural fit.

Students who enroll in Master Social Media Certification through World Education.net will earn the designation of Certified Social Media Professional (CSMP) upon completion of their studies.

Designed and taught by experienced social media managers and marketing experts, Splash Media Universitys CSMP program prepares students to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving industry by using real world case studies and hands-on assignments.

Both companies see online learning as the best possible method for providing todays professionals with the relevant, on-demand training they need to advance their careers.

World Education.net CEO Stephen Gatlin says, We are very thrilled to begin this new partnership with Splash Media U. I know that we will be able to bring the world of social media to our students and hope that this new partnership will allow for more fruitful ventures.

About Splash Media U

Splash Media University is a fully accredited (SACS) training and certification program for those who want to pursue a career in social media branding and marketing. The education includes a 100% online curriculum featuring more than 600-social media lessons. Splash Media U offers a Master Social Media Certification (CSMP), as well as individual certificates in six courses: General Studies, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Blogging and YouTube.

For more information, visit http://www.SplashMediaU.com.

About World Education.net, LLC

Founded by eLearning visionary Stephen Gatlin, World Education.net partners with accredited colleges and universities, and content providers world-wide to further its goal of offering high quality, in-demand online learning programs in a variety of career fields.

In addition to innovative online training, World Education.net also offers job assistance counseling and a variety of financial assistance options, including funding available through the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Department of Defenses Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) for military spouses.

World Education.net is actively seeking accredited college and university partners in the U.S. Please contact us for more information about partnering with World Education.net.







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Apr 09

Train Spanish-Speaking Employees with Mastery Technologies Video On Demand


Novi, Michigan (PRWEB) March 06, 2014

Of the 206,471,670 total population in the United States labor force (both native and foreign born, age 25 and older), 16,952,704 speak Spanish (US census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey). With such a significant number of Spanish speaking workers across various industries, it confirms the need of having up-to-date training available in Spanish. In order to have a safe and healthy work environment each worker, no matter what their native language, must receive the same effective level of training to develop unison of knowledge. Mastery Technologies now offers over 60 Video On Demand courses available in Spanish.

Some of Masterys most recent titles are now available in Spanish and on the Video On Demand 3 platform, making them accessible on all smart phones, tablets and desktop computers. A sample of these titles includes:

Bloodborne Pathogens: Always Protect Yourself

Fire Extinguishers: Ready to Respond

Lockout/Tagout: Authorized Employees

Heat Stress: Staying Healthy, Working Safely

Forklift Operator Safety: Handle with Care

From bloodborne pathogen to forklift safety training Mastery Technologies demonstrates how proper training is a proven tactic to prevent accidents in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers provide training in a language employees understand. By publishing Spanish course titles on the same platform as English titles, Mastery allows all workers in an organization to receive the same training. Providing equal, quality training in Spanish reiterates the commitment Mastery maintains in building amazing organizations.

Mastery Technologies continues updating Spanish versions of course titles to provide the most comprehensive offering of Spanish courses available in its course catalog at Mastery.com. Courses available on the VOD 3 platform offer use on all mobile devices for optimal convenience and understanding. Masterys VOD courses contain the entire instructional presentation of a training course. All of Masterys VOD courses include a topical index, displayed on the side of the video when not in full-screen mode. Most VOD courses end with a quiz, including feedback on question answers. Narrated quizzes may be included, as well as additional resources such as downloadable workbooks and job aids.

VOD courses provide large images which appear sharp when viewed in a normal video window. Full screen display sizes are provided, delivering clear audio and sharp video, even when projected or displayed on HDTV screens.

About Mastery Technologies Inc.

Mastery Technologies established the e-learning industrys first Training Content Network. Mastery partners with leading video content providers to co-produce the largest, standardized, workplace e-learning library available. Mastery goes beyond connecting customers with content, by pro-actively supporting both customers and content partners. In this way Mastery fulfills its mission of helping build more successful, effective and amazing organizations.







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Apr 08

Wind Turbine Systems Industry Worth $18.9 Billion by 2018 Says a New Research Report at RnRMarketResearch.com

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

US Demand to Skyrocket 55% Annually through 2018

US demand for wind turbine systems is forecast to increase 55 percent annually through 2018 to $ 18.9 billion, a nearly ninefold increase over depressed 2013 sales. Demand was adversely affected in 2013 by the record number of sales, valued at more than $ 25 billion, the previous year. The number of new installations in 2012 nearly doubled the amount of new installed capacity in 2011. This spike in sales was the result of electric utilities and other entities pushing up the timeline of many wind turbine projects to take advantage of the production tax credit, which was due to expire at the end of 2012. As a result, when the production tax credit was renewed in January 2013, there were few orders left in the pipeline. In fact, through the first three quarters of 2013, less than 75 megawatts of new wind power capacity was added in the US. The fourth quarter of 2013 saw a rush of installations similar to 2012, albeit to a significantly lesser degree, as firms again sought to take advantage of the expiring production tax credit. However, the production tax credit was left to expire at the end of 2013 and, as of March 2014, there has been no attempt to renew it.

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Renewable Energy Standards to Drive Growth

Going forward, advances in wind turbine system sales will be driven by the need for most states to achieve renewable portfolio standard benchmarks through 2018 and beyond. In addition, growth will benefit from ongoing demand for small wind turbine systems from a small base, as well as continuing interest in developing renewable energy resources that are cleaner and not subject to fuel price shocks. The emerging off-shore wind industry, which is expected to see its first significant wind turbine installation during the forecast period, will provide further gains. However, the uncertain future of the federal production tax credit and other incentives for wind energy will serve to prevent even more robust sales.

Onshore Applications Nearly Universal

With the exception of a single small-scale prototype turbine off the coast of Maine in June 2013, all of the wind turbine systems installed in the US in 2013 were for onshore applications. Local opposition, concerns about cost, and a developing regulatory process have postponed the installation of the countrys first offshore wind farm. However, this is expected to change going forward, as a number of projects are progressing toward the installation stage.

All US Regions to Experience Growth

The Northeast had the lowest amount of installed wind energy capacity in the US in 2013, but is expected to benefit from the installation of the nations first offshore wind turbines. In addition, electricity costs in the Northeast are among the highest in the country, spurring the installation of renewable energy sources such as wind. On the other hand, the South has a lot of available land with strong wind resources for wind farm development, particularly in Texas, a state that also has favorable regulations that entice utilities to develop wind farms. The ongoing trend of constructing wind farms in the West South Central and Mountain subregions and delivering the electricity to neighboring states will provide further impetus for growth.

Complete report is available at http://www.rnrmarketresearch.com/wind-turbine-systems-to-2018-market-report.html.

Company Profiles

Company Profiles for participants in the US industry such as Gamesa, GE, Siemens, Suzlon & Vestas Wind Systems

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This study analyzes the US market for wind turbine systems and components. Historical data are provided for 2003, 2008, and 2013, with forecasts for 2018 and 2023. Data are presented for wind turbine systems by type (horizontal and vertical axis), component (e.g., nacelles, rotor systems, towers, and others), and application (utility-scale or distributed power). This total market for wind turbine systems and components is also presented by region, with information on total wind power capacity and renewable portfolio standards by state. Demand is presented in terms of dollars, units, and power generating capacity. The entire study is framed within the overall industrys economic and market environment, with special attention paid to state and federal regulations and incentives. In addition, major industry participants are identified and profiled, and the key competitive variables are discussed.

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Apr 07

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Agrees to Sponsorship of World T.E.A.M. Sports Bicycle Ride


Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2014

World T.E.A.M. Sports announced today that Baltimore-based life insurance and annuity company Fidelity & Guaranty Life is returning for a second year as a corporate sponsor of the non-profits April 25-27 Face of America bicycle, hand cycle and recumbent ride from the Pentagon to Gettysburg.

The 110-mile, two day ride from Virginia to Pennsylvania honors military veterans and first responders who have served their country and often sacrificed their health and well-being in the line of duty. This years ride is expecting will see more than 150 veterans with disabilities from the United States and Canada, the greatest number for the ride since 2003.

It is through the support of companies such as Fidelity, Guaranty Life that we are able to continue our mission, said World T.E.A.M. Sports CEO and President Van Brinson. We welcome them back this year and look forward to building our relationship in the upcoming years.

Paul Tyler, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Fidelity & Guaranty Life is thrilled that the company is sponsoring World T.E.A.M. Sports for the second year in a row. We love the mix of able-bodied and disabled athletes and the special focus World T.E.A.M. Sports has on supporting disabled veterans, he said. FGL has a strong presence in the Baltimore area and were especially looking forward to the 95 miles of ride through the beautiful Maryland countryside.

With an expected 560 riders from 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and three foreign countries, the Face of America ride is one of the largest commemorative bicycle rides in the capital region. Beginning as a cross-country bicycle ride in 2000, in which riders from each coast met at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the inclusive nature of the Face of America ride annually brings together riders with disabilities with those who are able-bodied.

Participating riders assist and support each other through the two days of cycling. Riders with disabilities are provided a helping hand or words of encouragement by able-bodied riders, particularly on the steeper hills of northern Maryland. On Sunday afternoon, the ride ends in historic Gettysburg, with a large outdoor lunch and celebration of the journey. For many of the participating veterans with disabilities, the ride offers an opportunity to reconnect with other veterans, eliminating feelings of isolation that many experience after departing their national service.

The 2014 Face of America Ride is supported through sponsorships from Capital One Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton, Benson Botsford LLC, BODYARMOR, FootStomp.com, Devens Recycling, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company, General Electric, Penske Truck Rental, Revolution Cycles, Subway of the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Three Wire Systems LLC, and Vedder Price.

About Fidelity & Guaranty Life

Fidelity & Guaranty Life has been a catalyst to help Middle America plan for tomorrow for over 50 years. More than 700,000 individuals count on Fidelity & Guaranty Life to provide safety and security through annuity and life insurance products. A pioneer of fixed indexed annuities and fixed indexed universal life insurance, Fidelity & Guaranty Life continues to introduce innovative products and solutions to meet the changing needs of its customers. Working with a national network of more than 20,000 independent agents, Fidelity & Guaranty Life believes that customers should understand their options, have an easy experience, and feel great about protecting their family and their future retirement. For further information, visit Fidelity & Guaranty Life online at https://home.fglife.com/home.

About World T.E.A.M. Sports

World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. Since 1993, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. Four things always happen at our events: (1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness; (2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities; (3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyones imagination; and (4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports.







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Apr 06

Living Language and OpenSesame Partner to Offer Language Training eLearning Courses


Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 24, 2014

OpenSesame, the worlds largest source of online training courses, is proud to announce a partnership with language learning provider, Living Language, expanding OpenSesames language training content by more than 40 courses.

We are very excited to have the Living Language courses in the OpenSesame marketplace, say Spencer Thornton, Director of Content for OpenSesame. There is a high demand from customers for engaging and fun language training which is exactly what Living Language has done with their courses. Quality content that is affordable make Living Language courses a winning combination.

As more companies open foreign offices, call centers and import goods from overseas, the need for multilingual staff is growing exponentially. Living Language, an imprint of Random House LLC, has been providing effective language learning training for more than 65 years using the The Living Language Method. The method is based on courses developed for the U.S. State Departments overseas diplomats, and employs a four point approach to encourage fluency. By delivering the training through elearning courses, users can access exclusive interactive content, like games and quizzes, to aid with retention and recall of a language.

One of our goals at Living Language is to share the experience and the importance of learning a language with travelers, businesses, and students, said Dan Zitt, Vice President, Content Production for Living Language. Working with OpenSesame has given us a platform to share our online course content with people who value the cultural and professional benefits of being able to communicate with people around the globe.

OpenSesame customers will be able to access 42 Living Language courses covering 14 languages including: Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, and English for non-native speakers. Living Language plans to add courses throughout the year in such languages as Hindi, Irish, Hebrew and Greek, to name a few.

About OpenSesame

Based in Portland, Oregon, OpenSesame is the worlds largest source for elearning courses focused on employee training. Buyers browse online training courses in a wide variety of subjects, from workplace safety to business skills, then purchase and start the courses instantly via their browser, by email, or delivered through any learning management system. For more information, visit http://www.OpenSesame.com or follow @OpenSesame on Twitter.

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