SOURCE: Kaplan


February 01, 2010 16:12 ET

Kaplan Continuing Education Builds YouTube Channel to Provide Platform for Evaluation of Career Education Programs

Social Media Site Helps Illustrate Convenience and Availability of Getting an Online Education From Kaplan Continuing Education

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online career education, today announced a new online resource for potential students. The refreshed Kaplan Continuing Education channel on YouTube helps explain the benefit of getting an online education and provides a platform for evaluation of career education programs. Utilizing this social media tool, KCE has developed videos that provide students with information about continuing education programs in nursing, healthcare, IT and business.

A Kaplan Continuing Education survey of 908 students shows strong interest in online programs. In fact, 74 percent of those who responded indicated they went to the Internet to find information about online certificates. The YouTube channel was developed to address the heightened interest by supplying information in the format preferred by this new generation.

"Students tell us that when considering career education, program evaluation is critical. Utilizing these different platforms and social media tools will help potential students understand how to obtain a career education online and how KCE can help. As we continue to expand and offer continuing education programs in healthcare, nursing, IT, business, and fire and emergency medical services (EMS), we'll evaluate and tailor them to the needs of the workforce," said Ron Trautman, president of Kaplan Continuing Education.

Professionals who plan to enroll in Kaplan Continuing Education programs should visit the YouTube channel to get a sneak peek of the online learning experience. There, visitors will get an understanding of how an online education can help further their career. For more information about online career education and to see Kaplan Continuing Education's YouTube channel, visit

About YouTube

YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. Kaplan Continuing Education's YouTube channel allows students to evaluate future career education and online programs based on videos, comments and input from users. KCE will also use this website to help educate potential students and give them a true understanding of the online career education experience.

About Kaplan Continuing Education

Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE) provides online educational services and training to professionals. The Company is dedicated to providing quality and accessible employee training and development to today's busy professionals. KCE offers certificate programs in key areas of business, finance, health care, information technology, and fire and EMS to help you build a stronger, more knowledgeable team. These programs are for online career education. For more information about these programs that may lead to certifications, contact

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University, of which KCE is a part, offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to provide, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). Kaplan University offers more than 100 academic programs and currently serves more than 48,000 online and on-ground students. To learn more about Kaplan University, visit

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