New Labor Studies Certificate Program for Adult Learners
Penn State Brandywine will offer a new certificate program, Labor Studies and Employment Relations, for adult learners beginning in January 2012. This is a four-course, twelve-credit certificate program which can be applied to a bachelor’s degree at Penn State. The first course begins Thursday, January 12, from 6-9 p.m. Call 610-892-1300 for registration information.
The courses are designed to provide an understanding of workplace and employment issues from both the employee’s and the employer’s perspectives. Coursework covers subjects such as employment relations, employment law and policy, collective bargaining and contract administration and labor relations in the public sector. The courses are seven weeks long and meet in the evenings.
The program will enrich participants’ human resources skill sets or prepare them for a new career in labor relations, a dynamic field expected to grow significantly in the next 10 to 20 years.
The program is sponsored by Penn State Brandywine, and will be offered at the Great Valley campus through the University’s Video Learning Network, a multi-campus collaboration of high-technology classrooms equipped with high-definition video conferencing capabilities. Various Penn State campuses throughout the Commonwealth are able to receive and broadcast these programs. The goal of the Video Learning Network is to help Pennsylvanians acquire the knowledge and skills they need for the workforce at a Penn State campus conveniently located close to their home.