A new strategic relationship created by two unique organizations, Alternatives to College LLC and SimpliCollege, covers the education and training spectrum by offering guidance to those seeking to advance their skills and credentials. “The services offered to prospective learners by each organization are especially relevant because of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,” stated Alternatives to College co-founder and CEO, Joseph Schmoke.
SimpliCollege is the only single resource available to help families plan for, prepare for, and reduce the cost of a college education. An aggregator of the very best college resources, SimpliCollege is extremely helpful guiding high school or college students in dealing with school choices. They help families save time and money by arming them with the tools needed to successfully navigate the college planning process. See www.simplicollege.com.
On the other hand, Alternatives to College specializes in what they call faster and cheaper college alternative programs. The company has amassed information on more than 30,000 skills and training programs, from coding boot camps to sponsored apprenticeships and everything in between. This massive database, the largest of its type in America, can be easily accessed at no cost online at www.alternativestocollege.com. The array of programs targets those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, many of whom may be considering a career change or upskilling.
SimpliCollege’s chief college officer Phil James says their tools give families their own personal and independent college coach but without the usual high cost. For those who may not be convinced college offers an adequate return on investment in time and money, James and Schmoke agree that Alternatives to College’s non-degree programs offer good alternate choices.