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Grovo and California Community Colleges Partner to Bring Faculty On-Demand Digital Training

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The California Community Colleges (CCC) System and Grovo, the 21st century learning platform, today announced a new partnership to bring on-demand digital skills and professional development training to California Community Colleges faculty. Grovo will use its learning technology and content to power the CCC Learn Academy, California Community Colleges’ commitment to close the digital skills gaps that affect faculty and students across campuses.

Beginning this summer, the Academy will roll out to the California Community Colleges’ entire system of 87,000 faculty, staff and administrators and provide them with the training necessary to harness the tech tools used by their digitally native students. Through the Academy, faculty will have full access to Grovo’s learning platform and its library of 60-second microlearning video lessons covering digital skills and professional topics.

small_cccco_logo_socialmedia_icon_360.png“We chose Grovo to power the new CCC Learn Academy because of its innovative approach to online learning. Technology is rapidly accelerating, and we want to empower our faculty with the training and development they need to do their best work,” said Blaine Morrow, Director of TTIP South for the California Community Colleges. “We take pride in providing our students with the knowledge to thrive in today’s workforce, and we’re excited to do the same for our educators and staff.”

Grovo’s cloud-based training platform and short videos will make learning accessible and convenient, allowing for faculty to participate from anywhere. Faculty members will start using the platform to sharpen their digital skills with a range of trainings, from email etiquette to Google Apps and Microsoft Office.

“Grovo works with universities nationwide to help their faculty and students keep up with rapidly changing technology and succeed in today’s workforce. We’re thrilled to partner with California Community Colleges and to enable their faculty to keep their digital skills current and continue to effectively teach tomorrow’s workers,” said Jeff Fernandez, cofounder and CEO of Grovo.

A recent study by consulting firm Deloitte found that rapid changes in technology are leading to a skills half-life of just 2.5 years. Many college educators have seen their skills lose relevance as digital tools in the workplace evolve. Without active digital skills training, educators lose out on efficiency gains and are unable to engage their students with the technology they expect.

Grovo’s microlearning methodology is designed to drive the best performance results in the shortest time. It allows organizations of any size – like California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the world – to implement training as needed and to measure, track and manage performance.

The California Community Colleges System is announcing the new partnership today at its annual Online Teaching Conference in San Diego.

About Grovo

Grovo is a better way to learn at work. The SaaS-based platform empowers companies with the training technology and content to align, educate, and inspire their teams. From onboarding to professional development, Grovo’s 60-second microlearning videos teach everything 21st century employees need, delivered in a way that learners love.

Grovo is headquartered in New York City and was recently named the “Best Place to Work in NY Tech” by Internet Week. The learning technology company has raised venture financing from Accel Partners, Greg Waldorf, Costanoa Venture Capital, SoftTech VC, Lerer Ventures and Red Swan Ventures. Learn more at www.grovo.com.

About CCC

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 112 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/, https://www.facebook.com/CACommColleges, or https://twitter.com/CalCommColleges.