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Certification Partners Announces the Start of the CIW Professional Career Academy in Japan

2014 Establishment of CIW Professional Career Academy / CIW Alliance

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2013 – Certification Partners LLC (“CP”), owner and developer of CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) known as the global-industry certification standard, will announce the start of CIW Professional Career Academy (“Academy”) program in Japan for CIW-certified elite professionals with validated skills in Web technologies and the Internet business field. At the same time, the community for all CIW certificants and members, named CIW Alliance (“Alliance”), will be established in Japan. Formally both are scheduled to start in January 2014.

The Academy program will be offered as career support for the Alliance. It will be a true alternative to current forms of higher education and career preparation, and it will be equipped with not only in-depth learning content but also the resources needed to develop student career-paths.

Every student who already holds a CIW certification will be able to apply for entrance into the Academy and to utilize this premium opportunity for building their career, through ongoing counseling, tutoring and mentoring, beginning with an initial assessment and in-depth career counseling at the Academy. Additionally, students who have completed all courses in the Academy with the highest of marks will be awarded certain privileges, including a scholarship or job-placement as a part of support to his/her career success.

The Academy program will include both practical education and career services to develop students into true professionals, so that they can actively participate in the forefront of the globalized business field. For this program, CP has formed a solid partnership with an innovative Japanese company (“Genesis”) regarding job-placement services in the Web technology and Internet business field, and is currently preparing to release the latest version of Japanese CIW content via CIW-Japan, a satellite office of CIW in Japan. 

The Alliance is a community for CIW students and corporate organizations that use CIW for training their employees. The Alliance is open to everyone. Individuals who already hold a CIW certification can become a member for the first one-year period without any fees automatically. (Detailed information regarding corporate membership is scheduled to be announced by the end of this year.)

In the Alliance, in addition to the Academy program being provided, many members can exchange information on various careers in technology. In addition, some members who wish to contribute to educational activities with their own high-level knowledge and skill may be able to participate in the development of future CIW curriculum. In the future, members of CIW's working committee (i.e. advisory council, exam committee, course editorial committee, etc.) could be chosen from Alliance members.

In conclusion, with both the Alliance and the Academy, CIW (a global leader in content and certification within the fields of IT-technology for the last 20 years) will soon begin all activities to educate and elevate technology professionals in Japanese society. These are needed activities. In this rapidly changing society, there are numerous people who strongly desire to improve their own lives and careers.

A list of CIW certifications is attached. Also, we will be holding a press conference on December 17, 2013. At the press conference Mr. Barry K. Fingerhut, chief executive officer (CEO) of CIW, will travel to Japan to make his presentation in detail about these concepts. We would greatly appreciate it if you could join us at the press conference. Details are below.

Announcement: Press Conference

Date & Time: December 17 (Tue)  14:45 (Open), 15:00 (Start), 17:00 (End)

Venue: Tokyo Conference Center Shinagawa (TEL: 03-3717-7000)

If you would like to join-in, please contact CIW-Japan immediately. We will close the reception once it is full.

About Certification Partners

Certification Partners delivers industry-leading courseware, certifications and training solutions to higher-education institutions, corporations, associations, government agencies, non-profit organizations and career-minded individuals. The company specializes in information technology (IT) job skills with its premier CIW brand, delivers essential workforce training with its LifeSkills certification series, and offers a variety of job skills training internationally with CertPRESS. Certification Partners products bring learners of all ages the knowledge and skills essential to success in the modern workplace. Certification Partners is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with satellite offices in Ireland and Japan, plus a worldwide reseller network.