Forging Strategic Partnerships:
Universities and Employers

Higher Ed As An Ally

Corporations face shortages of highly qualified applicants, especially in such areas as healthcare, data science, computer science, and teaching. They struggle to retain their best people, and to create a culture of learning. Noodle fills the gap that assures employers reactively fill talent gaps and meet learning and development needs. We do this by working closely with our partner universities to provide solutions that are innovative, cost-effective, and excellent. Using online and hybrid instruction, Noodle can address workforce gaps globally and locally.

Education to Drive Recruiting

Through our network, your university can help companies create a steady flow of well-educated, diverse new employees, simply and efficiently. In a Scholars program, your applicants and current students can apply for a scholarship; once accepted, they will pay no tuition or fees for their education, and have an excellent guaranteed job with the partner company upon graduation. Each quarter they work for the company, a portion of their debt will be automatically paid off.  Our scholars program helps students avoid decades of college debt, while making your university more accessible and forging bonds with leading employers.

Education to Increase Retention

Corporations have discovered that funding higher education for employees raises retention and performance in a tax-efficient and easily measured way. Unfortunately, some of the leading education-as-a-benefit providers today take 30% of tuition to help you reach those corporations. Working with two leading providers of education as a benefit (EdAssist from Bright Horizons and Workforce Edge from SEI), Noodle efficiently brings your programs to more companies and their employees.

Education to Support Upskilling

The need for lifelong learning is large and growing, and no one is better equipped to help meet this need than great universities. Learners and companies alike subscribe to third-party platforms to find and take courses, but those platforms dilute the learning environment to a passive experience with little support or engagement— which explains why only 3% of their students complete their courses. Further, these platforms take up to 65% of the tuition revenue and most of the data.