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May 8, 2020 1:32 pm

Marymount University launched a new set of graduate-level upskilling programs

The Arlington, Virginia-based Catholic university launched its Upskilling for the What’s Next Economy initiative to equip students with high-demand technical and business skills.
Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

(Photo via @marymountu on Twitter)

Marymount University’s new upskilling initiative is on a mission to equip student with high-demand technical and business skills across multiple industries.

The Arlington, Virginia-based Catholic university just launched its Upskilling for the What’s Next Economy initiative, which features a group of graduate-level certificate and degree qualification programs across industries such as healthcare, cybersecurity and data science. The various programs, which can be completed in one year, were created to help students break into the workforce and adapt to a new normal as a result of the global crisis.

“As a leading mission-focused university, our unique faculty and programs can get our region’s talent back to work and help the economy recover,” said the university’s president, Dr. Irma Becerra in a statement. “We know that people who have been displaced from their jobs and challenged by current economic conditions are best served by a modular approach that lets them build the qualifications they want as fast as they want.”

Upskilling for the What’s Next Economy is based on three principles: modularity, efficiency and resiliency, as Marymount’s provost, Dr. Hesham El-Rewini, noted in a news release. The program features six master’s degrees in technology and business management and 11 certificates in high-demand technology and business skill areas for students to choose from.

Jonathan Aberman, dean of Marymount’s School of Business and Technology, was an integral part of the university’s team that launched this initiative.

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“The unique structure at Marymount allows us to educate people in a cross-disciplinary way, so they can graduate with technical and managerial skills and an entrepreneurial mindset,” said Aberman. “I’m very happy to be at Marymount at a time when my prior experiences in helping to grow our economy can be applied to helping people get back to work.”

This initiative comes after Marymount recently announced that it plans to resume in-person classes this fall after creating a task force to maintain safety guidelines.

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