SOURCE: The College Network

The College Network

June 21, 2012 10:49 ET

Research Touts the Role of Professional Certificates in the Options Available to Working Adults to Improve Career Opportunities

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Following a recent study conducted by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, which showed an increase in popularity for post-secondary certificate programs due in part to the rising costs of traditional college degrees, The College Network is spreading the word about certificate programs available through its affiliations with leading institutions.

Adults in need of additional education in a competitive job market are turning to The College Network in search of certificate programs. The College Network currently offers customers the ability to enroll for an online certificate in paralegal studies from Boston University; online certificates in project management from Corporate Education Group; and online lean six sigma certificates, which provide certification ranging from green belt to black belt, from Purdue University.

"We believe that certificates provide a great, cost-effective way for adults to go back to school," said Gary Eyler, chairman and chief executive officer of The College Network. "Through our relationships with top institutions of learning, The College Network is proud to provide adults with ways to gain the enhanced training they need to set themselves apart in today's job market."

Adult learners can realize significant increases in earning potential after obtaining a post-secondary certificate, and certificate programs can be completed in as few as eight weeks. In addition to certificate programs, The College Network also offers cost-effective ways for adult learners to continue their education to obtain associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees.

For more information on certificate programs available through The College Network, please call 1-866-249-2131 or visit

About The College Network, Inc.
Since 1992, The College Network has provided educational solutions that allow individuals to advance their education and training with college degrees and professional certificates from highly acclaimed universities. As a leading eLearning and education services company and a partner with some of the nation's foremost institutions of higher learning, The College Network has allowed hundreds of thousands of adults to continue their education without interruption to their personal or professional lives. Visit or call 1-800-39-LEARN (395-3276) for more information.

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