Press Release

Ajilon Launches Partnership with Penn Foster to Upskill Today’s Workforce

Ajilon Academy looks to advance workers’ careers through online skills training opportunities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – September 21, 2020 – As the pandemic continues to accelerate the need for talent development, Ajilon – specialty recruitment firm and a part of the Adecco Group – today announced an upskilling effort that will offer free online education opportunities to American workers. In partnership with Penn Foster, a leading education provider helping to create more pathways to economic opportunity, and funded by the Adecco Group U.S. Foundation, the Ajilon Academy gives individuals the opportunity to advance their skills and prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

The academy features over 10 online courses, available across a variety of career paths, adapted from Penn Foster’s curriculum to match in-demand skills in today’s world of work. To help learners achieve success, academic and motivational support is available to each individual throughout their entire educational journey.

“The need for continuous learning has become apparent, now more than ever, as we all look to navigate new ways of working,” said Laurie Chamberlin, president of the Adecco Group’s U.S. Professional Recruitment and Solutions Unit, including Ajilon. “Through this program, we’re wholly committed to equipping individuals with the skills needed to be resilient in the face of crisis and ultimately, take control of their future.”

With both short- and long-term courses available, the Ajilon Academy places an emphasis on in-demand skills, such as medical billing and coding, digital literacy, stress and time management and interpersonal communication. All courses are accessible through a mobile-friendly platform, giving participants flexibility to learn on the go and at their own pace in today’s virtual environment. After successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate of completion in their chosen course of work, and will be prepared to take the next step in their career.

“The economic fallout from the pandemic is accelerating two mega trends in the U.S. workforce: the demand for foundational skills that can help workers navigate a volatile labor market, and the need for remote training programs that can help them access those opportunities during the crisis,” said Dara Warn, Chief Customer Officer of Penn Foster. “This is about enabling workers and job-seekers around the country to not only learn the skills that employers need today, but also prepare to face the shifts that will define tomorrow’s world of work.”

To learn more, visit partner.pennfoster.com/ajilon.


About Ajilon

Since 1979, Ajilon has been a leader in the field of specialized staffing and recruiting, focusing on niche staffing in the areas of executive administration, office management, human resources, operations, marketing, supply-chain & logistics and non-clinical healthcare. Our nationwide branch network consists of experienced recruiters, who work with highly qualified contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire professionals across a wide range of specialized skillsets. For more information, please visit www.ajilon.com.

About Penn Foster

Penn Foster is the premier partner for training and upskilling the workforce of tomorrow. Since its founding more than 125 years ago, the organization's mission has remained the same: to design educational programs that helps employers address pressing talent needs and creates new pathways for working learners. Together with an extensive network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, Penn Foster works to close the skills gap and build a stronger workforce through education and training.