Globe University and Schneiderman’s Furniture Partner to Bridge the Skills Gap

MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2014) – The economic recovery is well underway, and demand for skilled employees is creating an extremely competitive job market. Employers are struggling to find available talent with the skillset needed to immediately fill job openings, and the competitive marketplace has made it equally as difficult for employers to retain top-tier talent.

For more than 130 years, Globe University has been bridging the skills gap, preparing tens of thousands of career-focused graduates by partnering with businesses through our industry-relevant workforce development and cooperative training programs.

Continuing this decades-long commitment to producing real-world ready graduates, Globe University is proud to announce a newly-formed partnership with Minnesota-based Schneiderman’s Furniture. The Schneiderman’s Business and Sales Cooperative Training program, developed by Globe University, provides the training and education necessary for the business to retain, develop and grow a competitive workforce.

“Schneiderman’s is committed to investing in the growth of their employees and has an immediate need to fill positions,” says Jeff Myhre, chief executive officer for Globe University. “Through this cooperative training program, we will develop exceptional employees who are committed and equipped with the necessary skills to ensure continued success for their business.”

The Schneiderman’s Business and Sales Cooperative Training program was developed to help the business attract motivated sales consultants, as well as strengthen the skills of existing employees; giving them the foundation for career growth through academic and hands-on training.

“This is a very exciting time for our business,” says Larry Schneiderman, president of Schneiderman’s Furniture. “We’re growing, and through this program we will hire employees who want to grow with us, and obtain skills based on our core principals of value, respect and quality.”

As part of the Schneiderman’s Business and Sales Cooperative Training program, the student/employee enrolls in the Globe University business courses, at no cost to the student. The cooperative training program provides students with the essential business and sales skills required to meet the specific business needs of Schneiderman’s Furniture. Students take one course per quarter and work as full-time sales consultants at one of the four Twin Cities or the Rochester Schneiderman’s Furniture locations for the duration of the two-year program. The student/employees receive college level credit for successfully completed coursework and full-time compensation.

“As a career-focused college, we develop training and academic opportunities that are aimed at helping students obtain the professional skills and credentials required to meet immediate business needs,” says Myhre. “The Schneiderman’s Sales and Cooperative Training program focuses on getting individuals into the workforce sooner and closing the gap between employer expectations and the educated labor supply.

To learn more about the Schneiderman’s Business and Sales Cooperative Training program or how Globe University can create customized training and educational opportunities to help maintain and grow your workforce, visit http://www.globeuniversity.edu/about-us/workforce-development-training-programs.


ABOUT GLOBE UNIVERSITY AND MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Globe University and Minnesota School of Business are part of a collaborative body of career colleges, universities and training centers. The schools prepare students for successful careers in a wide range of high-demand professions. Through its mission, We Care, the organization integrates hands-on and career-focused education with service- and applied-learning experiences that expose students to their communities and real-world learning. All academic programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). For more information, visit www.globeuniversity.edu.