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NGA’S ONLINE TRAINING EXPANDED NATIONWIDE
Alliance with Education To Go brings world-class content to 1,900 colleges, universities and other education and training providers

Washington DC  (September 7, 2010) – The National Glass Association (NGA) today unveiled a national alliance with Education To Go (ed2go), a part of Cengage Learning, and a leading education and training content provider.  This alliance will allow the NGA’s best-in-class training and certification programs to be available, through ed2go’s vast partner network, to students at more than 1,900 colleges, universities, community organizations and other education providers across the United States.

ed2go will officially launch three National Glass Association Career Training Programs  on Tuesday, September 7. The three programs, Certified Auto Glass Technician, Certified Architectural Glass Technician, and Certified Window and Door Installer, will include nearly 200 courses now offered on MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com. In addition, each career training program comes with a 40-hour unpaid internship for further student learning, a training manual, and a voucher for students to take the appropriate certification exams through National Glass Association.

“We’re very excited about the extended reach ed2go will provide for the content originally developed for our training platforms,” said Phil James, NGA President and CEO.  “Students will now have access to a comprehensive array of courses in auto glass, architectural glazing and window and door installation. What's more, ed2go allows us to penetrate the local communities where our members are located, helping to build a safer and more skilled workforce for our industry and its customers for years to come."

The NGA’s training programs will comprise a new segment of ed2go’s skilled trade Career Training Program catalog, providing an excellent opportunity for students to enhance their skills in this industry.

“We are honored that our content has been recognized by a nationally acclaimed organization like ed2go,” said David Walker, NGA Vice President of Association Services. “They are extremely selective in the online courseware they offer through their network, so this alliance is a positive reflection on our work, as well as that of our educational alliance partners and member committees.” 

MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com, the learning management systems behind each career training program, offer internally developed content, as well as courseware produced in collaboration with other respected industry organizations, including Architectural Testing, AAMA, IGMA, GANA and Contact Point.

View more information on the NGA-Education To Go alliance.

About NGA
Founded in 1948, the National Glass Association is the largest trade association representing the auto and architectural glass, and window and door industries. Based outside Washington, DC, and representing nearly 3,000 member companies and locations, NGA offers certification and education and training, including MyGlassClass.com and MyWindowClass.com – state-of-the-art online training resources. NGA publishes the industry’s leading trade magazines: Glass Magazine® and Window & Door®; and e-newsletters: e-glass weekly™, WDweekly™, and For Technicians Only e-bulletin™. In addition, NGA serves the industry and general public with its Web sites: glass.org, GlassBuildAmerica.com, GlassMagazine.com, WindowandDoor.com, MyAutoGlass.org, and WDDAlliance.org. NGA also hosts the industry’s premier annual trade event: GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo®. The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, an organization for independent window and door dealers, is an initiative of the NGA. For more information on NGA, visit www.glass.org.

About Cengage Learning and ed2go
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  The company’s products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development, increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is committed to providing high-quality online learning that is affordable and easy to use. With an ever-growing catalog of Online Courses and Programs, ed2go, through a network of nearly 2,000 colleges and university partners, makes it simple for anyone to enrich their lives or reach their professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. For more information visit www.cengage.com or www.ed2go.com.