State Grants Support Global Education

DUBOIS – Thanks to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Penn State DuBois can offer specified courses to local students for half of the total enrollment fees. The “Go Global Grant” offered by the DCED Office of International Development is designed to defray tuition costs for people who want to globalize themselves through education.

Specifically, Chinese Language courses and Website Globalization classes offered by Penn State DuBois’ Department of Continuing Education are covered by these state funds.

“Any individual or any number of employees from a business who wish to take these courses will only pay fifty percent of the fees under the Go Global Grant,” said Continuing Education Representative, Jeannine Hanes.

Hanes explained that international online marketing can be very different from marketing only to customers in the United States. “The Web site Globalization course will explain the tools needed to maintain a global website; from currency exchange, to translation resources,” she said.

Chancellor Anita McDonald said it’s an excellent opportunity for area businesses to expand into global trade.

“By offering classes in foreign language and by providing businesses with the training they need to have an international presence on the internet, our goal is to help our students become global citizens,” she said. “Those students can then enter the workforce, or go back to their current jobs and take their skills world-wide.”

For more information on these Globalization courses, contact the Penn State DuBois Department of Continuing Education at 814-375-4715.

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