Industry and College Partnerships
Creating New Opportunities
Unity provides its students with the ability to ask the tough questions, challenge the status quo, and envision new possibilities. We partner with organizations that share that same life-changing mission. These alliances enhance opportunities for our students and provide affordable, accessible education, training and collaborations for our partners.
Become a Unity Partner
Micro-Courses & Badging
Whether your clients, employees or members are looking to learn a new skill, expand on existing skills or further their careers, we can give them what they need through certifications, badges, and other micro-courses.
We can provide one of our existing approaches, or we can collaborate to deliver new and innovative solutions. What is your idea or challenge?
Our programs are accredited, affordable, flexible, and relevant. We offer online and hybrid instruction to help learners meet their personal and professional goals.
Credit for Prior Learning
We have experience delivering academic instruction and evaluations based on learners demonstrating their mastery of subjects. Learners “show what they know” and apply learned concepts with evaluations that show their grasp of the subject.
We can design affordable, flexible, and relevant virtual, on-line and on-site educational experiences that promote collaboration and hands-on interaction in your workplace.
Unity College XR Innovation Lab
A new model for industry, community, and university collaboration. Bring your idea, problem, product or R&D to the Unity College XR Innovation Lab where we join solutions and talent with immersive technologies and an ecosystem of partners.
- Are you looking for potential talent or to up-skill your employees to capitalize on new opportunities?
- Is your organization committed to closing the skills gap through learning but is searching for the right learning experience for your people?
- Are you looking for a scalable solution for testing the marketability of products or to create real communities of learning within your organization that connect your employees’ performance, learning and development to your firm’s core values?
Accredited and nonprofit, Unity College has been helping busy working learners reach their goals for the last 50 years.
Whether your organization is in the private or public sector, healthcare, manufacturing, education, or retail, Unity is prepared to create new opportunities for your people to learn, grow, and advance their career. We can deliver educational products and consulting and research to our partners that provide customized solutions.
Degree programs: Flexible, Affordable, and Relevant
A strategic partnership with Unity empowers corporations, school districts, healthcare facilities, associations, and other organizations to create new opportunities. Your members, employees, and clients can have access to an affordable, high-quality, competency-based education. They can earn a degree and advance their careers. And you can support the development of a highly skilled workforce while also improving your community.
Are you searching for remote training tools for your nurses? Encouraging your team to secure their degrees and the latest certifications? Do you need support growing your sustainable business? Are your association members looking for a way to grow their careers? Our partnerships team will work with your organization to develop a partnership that supports your unique needs.
Grow your Business with Unity
Unity is supporting local, national and international partners as they retool during COVID-19. We provide expert driven business solutions to your individual needs. Whether it is re-skilling a workforce that is remote, adapting soft skills in the new global workplace, or using immersive technologies to bring business to life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why partner with Unity College?
Because we strive to make Unity indispensable to your organization and learners. What makes Unity different is that we are focused on both workers and employers. Traditional education does not meet today employees, members, students, Unity provides both on-line and hybrid education that meet everyone’s needs delivering it with a high touch and innovative model that larger educational institutions cannot.
For over 50 years we have delivered flexibility, affordability and relevant educational products for working adults, necessary support for non-traditional students, and infusing innovation in education to improve individual lives and organizations.
Do employer partnerships focus on a certain employee population?
Unity’s offerings create pathways to opportunities for all employees—from frontline employees to senior leaders. Our college-readiness programs prepare employees academically, socially, and emotionally to enter or re-enter postsecondary learning. Our advanced graduate programs are geared to seasoned leaders.
Our approach is built on the concept of stackability—the ability of credentials to build on each other as part of a career-long learning loop. Stackable credentials allow a learner’s education to accumulate incremental value along the learning journey, improving access to both upskilling and reskilling opportunities.
What is the process fo developing a partnership?
At Unity, we design programs that are scalable, industry relevant, and flexible with low out-of-pocket cost to employees that allow them to focus on their immediate job responsibilities while also pursuing their program.
Our approach involves an initial assessment of your organization’s learning and workforce development objectives coupled with the identification of needed career development pathways and the associated Unity programs supporting these pathways.
We have an experienced team of advisors dedicated to helping your employees find the right program for their professional goals as well as program specialists providing implementation, internal communication, and reporting and monitoring support to your organization’s learning and development division.
What companies has Unity College partnered with?
- Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
- Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, ME
- Squam Lake Natural Science Center
- Pine Tree Camp / Pine Tree Society
- Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media,
- University of Michigan’s Alternate Reality Initiative,
- LBX Immersive
- Quinnipiac Game Design & Development
How can we help you?
The Unity College Partnerships team helps make our local, national and international communities attractive places to live, work, and play. We connect with private industry, local governments, and community leaders to drive regional economic development that promotes human well-being through our sustainable mission.
Learn more about how we can make this happen for your business by completing this form or by contacting Douglass Studdiford at email@example.com.