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UC Partnership Expands Training Options for Working Professionals

UC Irvine and UC Davis Divisions of Continuing and Professional Education Collaborate to Reach New Audiences for Six Online Programs

IRVINE, Calif. – July 8, 2020 – UC Irvine and UC Davis are partnering to provide working professionals throughout the state with access to career training options of which they might otherwise be unaware. As part of this initial cross-promotional collaboration, which was developed by the Divisions of Continuing and Professional Education, each school shares information about select online educational programs on the other partner’s website, increasing exposure and driving enrollments.

Through the Program Sharing Network (PSN), each university will be co-marketing the following programs:

UCI Programs

  • Esports Management Specialized Studies Program
  • Facilities Management Certificate Program
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

UC Davis Programs

  • Online Beer Quality Series
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Professional Concentration
  • Construction Management Certificate Program
“Now, more than ever, it’s critical for UC schools to collaborate and find innovative new ways to work together,” said Gary Matkin, UCI dean of Continuing Education and vice provost of Career Pathways. “Making our programs more accessible through PSN will allow our universities to achieve greater alignment with the demands of our region, our state, and the communities we serve.”

“This sort of cross-UC collaboration just makes sense,” said Susan Catron, dean of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education. “It positions each school to quickly fill gaps in their program portfolios, and keep pace with the emerging, high-demand skills needed in their regions. We hope to expand these partnerships to other campuses in the system.”

After this initial phase, new programs will be identified and added to the mix. Additional collaborative opportunities, including jointly developed content, are also being explored.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.