Noodle and EdAssist by Bright Horizons Form Partnership to Expand Access to High-Quality Education Opportunities at Nation's Leading Universities
NEWTON, Mass. and NEW YORK, April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Noodle, the country's fastest-growing online learning network, today announced a partnership with EdAssist by Bright Horizons, the leading provider of workforce education benefits. Through the partnership, EdAssist's more than 250 clients, who represent the nation's leading employers and seven million adult learners, will now have access to Noodle's high-quality education offerings from its roster of university partners.
"Employers have realized that higher ed is a good benefit, and now they're realizing that great higher ed is a better one," said John Katzman, Noodle CEO. "By partnering with EdAssist, we can continue to improve the market for workforce education opportunities, providing corporations with access to our universities' unique, engaging, and flexible programs so that they can attract and retain employees at all organizational levels."
EdAssist oversees more than $1 billion in tuition benefits for clients, and sits at the intersection of employers, adult learners, and education providers to provide credentials that are crucial to meeting the needs of the future workforce.
Noodle develops and manages more than 80 graduate, degree completion, and certificate programs at 25 of the nation's leading universities. Its highly-rated online programs are collaborative, engaging, and supportive, fostering a vibrant community of students and faculty that frequently engage, discuss and share ideas. Last year, on average, Noodle partner programs received a student NPS of 40 and achieved retention rates of 85%.
"We understand from our clients that access to quality higher education opportunities is a critical part of their workforce education programs as they look to invest and offer upskilling opportunities to their employees," said Jill Buban, VP and General Manager of EdAssist by Bright Horizons. "The institutions in Noodle's portfolio are an instrumental piece to our suite of 20+ Career Pathways focused on critical employer need areas. Through our partnership, we can expand our already robust network of high-quality educational offerings to our clients to support their talent acquisition and retention strategies."
Noodle is a certified B Corp that creates excellent online and agile programs that elevate campus-wide teaching and technology. Since January 2019, Noodle has launched as many online programs with elite U.S. universities as have all of its competitors combined. Its network of universities, higher education leaders, providers, and students fuels innovation and efficiency in learning design, marketing, recruitment, technology, student and faculty support, and clinical placement. Follow Noodle on LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Bright Horizons
Bright Horizons® is a leading global provider of high-quality early education and child care, back-up care, and workplace education services. For 35 years, Bright Horizons has partnered with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. Bright Horizons operates approximately 1,000 early education and child care centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and India and serves more than 1,350 of the world's leading employers. Bright Horizons early education and child care centers, back-up child and elder care, and workforce education programs help employees succeed at each life and career stage. For more information, go to www.brighthorizons.com.