Aquent, a global staffing organization dedicated to marketing, creative, and digital professionals, has launched Aquent Gymnasium, a revolutionary MOOC (massive open online course) program aimed at closing the skills gaps faced by creative organizations worldwide. Aquent, with over 25 years in market and thousands of clients, is ideally positioned to understand what creative and digital professionals need to know today, and is nimble enough to deliver practical courses to meet these needs.
As organizations look to stay current with the ever-changing technology in the marketing, creative and digital space, Aquent Gymnasium's suite of free online courses will provide them with access to next-generation capabilities. Courses are taught by experienced and practicing design professionals, passionate about sharing their knowledge and empowering others to harness new technology in realizing their creative vision. The highly practical emphasis of the course offerings means that top performing students can put their knowledge to use immediately.
Aquent Gymnasium's first MOOC, "Coding for Designers (Turn Your Comps Into Code: Be the Designer That Developers Love to Work With)," will teach experienced designers how to apply visual design tools and concepts to web and mobile projects. Developed in response to needs expressed by clients, the course will address how designers can use HTML and CSS to create working Web pages from their design comps as well as how to use these techniques to build prototypes for different devices. Furthermore, the course will highlight ways to troubleshoot layout and coding problems. Once concluded, participants with high exam scores will be considered for job placement within Aquent's network of marquee clients.
Proof of Aquent's MOOC success is evidenced by the Company's pilot program, Summer of Learning, which was launched in 2012. Over 10,000 professionals participated in the pilot and more than 200 students were placed in jobs as a result; 15 percent of whom were new to Aquent's talent community.
Learn more about Aquent Gymnasium's latest offering and upcoming programs.