If you’ve ever thought about furthering your education, IBEW partner Excelsior College may have the online program for you.

On April 11, the non-profit, fully accredited institution is holding a virtual “Open Admit Day” for IBEW members who would like to discuss their higher education options. Thirty-minute appointments are available with IBEW Workforce Partnership Ambassador Stephanie Cietek from 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. EDT, where she can help answer questions about available degree programs and how to apply.

“We see a lot of our members take advantage of Excelsior’s programs,” said International Representative Anna Jerry, who serves the IBEW’s Utility Department. “Some people need degrees to make a move into management. Others just want to stay competitive in shifting job markets or to change careers altogether,” she said. “Higher education, particularly when it’s online and fits into a busy work schedule, can be a great back up plan for a lot of people.”

Excelsior is unique in that it offers generous course credits for company-provided training programs and certifications, many of which are applicable to the institution’s degree programs. “It’s a nice benefit,” Jerry said. “You’ve already done the work, so it helps not to have to pay for it a second time.”

Excelsior offers degree programs in technology and engineering, business, nursing and more. A full listing can be found on its website.

Those interested in participating in the Open Admit Day should contact Cietek by email at scietek@excelsior.edu or by phone at (518) 608-8165.