January 17, 2024
On Tuesday, January 16, Multiverse, in partnership with Northeastern University, launched what they describe as “the first degree pathway in the United States for Multiverse apprentices,” the two organizations announced in a press release.
Focusing on the skills of the future, Multiverse programs—which are free for the students and funded by the employer—range from business operations to data science and software engineering. Apprentices benefit from individualized coaching, applied learning; and a community of social, networking, and leadership opportunities.
Founded in the UK in 2016, Multiverse launched in the United States in January 2021. The applied learning and working experience Multiverse apprentices receive on the job will now be recognized with credits towards a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston. This milestone comes slightly more than a year after Multiverse became the first apprenticeship provider in the UK to receive degree-awarding powers.
“Apprenticeships offer an important route to economic opportunity throughout a career and thousands of workers have benefited from our programs already,” said Gary Eimerman, chief learning officer for Multiverse. “The critical skills apprentices learn through their programs will now have the additional recognition of college credit—earned without debt, and without having to take time out of paid work. This partnership is yet more evidence that applied, on-the-job learning is the most effective way to close critical skill gaps.”
The new partnership between Multiverse and Northeastern allows for current and future apprentices—as well as alumni— of the U.S.-based Advanced Analytics program to earn 12 credits towards a bachelor’s degree in Analytics within Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies. As one of Northeastern’s online programs, Advanced Analytics enables apprentices to complete their degrees remotely, on-campus in Boston, or through a hybrid approach—opening access to all apprentices in the United States, regardless of location.
Renowned for its leadership in developing co-op programs, Northeastern has an extensive track record of valuing the workplace as an effective classroom. By partnering with Multiverse, the degree pathway program affirms the high standard of education and experience apprentices receive throughout their 12-month program.
Apprentices pursuing the degree pathway will receive the college credits they earn on their apprenticeship without any cost, alongside paid work. Multiverse apprentices are recognized for having completed four core courses, totaling 12 credits.
Individuals with previous college credit will have coursework reviewed and applicable transfer credits awarded. Multiverse will work closely with relevant employers to ensure the degree pathway following the completion of an Advanced Analytics apprenticeship is cost-efficient and many businesses have existing tuition benefit programs for current employees.
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