In June 2016, Pearson announced a new partnership with Everglades University to develop an Introduction to Sustainability digital course. With a customized curriculum, including US Green Building Council (USGBC) aligned content, the course is designed to put students on the path to high-demand careers in green energy and building design.
Through a combination of online and hands-on learning, the course improves students’ preparation for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications in growing fields such as construction management; alternative and renewable energy management; environmental policy and management; land and energy management; and crisis and disaster management.
Upon completion of the course, students earn certificates that can be featured in the form of digital badges and added to their resumes, demonstrating their education in and commitment to sustainability.
The course was initially offered in March 2016 and is a required course for undergraduate students in all degree programs. Ultimately, this partnership will benefit thousands of students, dozens of university staff and faculty members, and the community at large surrounding Everglades University’s four geographic locations throughout the state of Florida.