At the 9th Annual Workforce Technology Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida, Mike Feerick, CEO & Founder of the ALISON Free Learning website for Workplace Skills was honored with the conference's top award for his contribution to American Workforce Development.
Online PR News – 06-June-2012 – Clearwater Beach, Florida – ALISON.com Founder & CEO Mike Feerick was awarded the prestigious "Outstanding Contribution to US Workforce Development" Award by Geographic Solutions President Paul Toomey at its annual Conference Awards ceremony.
In presenting the conference's top annual award, Mr Toomey said that ALISON has become a hugely popular resource for American workers in every state for up-skilling, personal development and retraining.
Recently celebrating its fifth anniversary of its launch, ALISON.com has learners in every country worldwide and through 2012 will graduate over 100,000 people through its free Certificate and Diploma programs.
Accepting the award Mike Feerick stated that "when we started ALISON, our vision was, and still is, to create a resource such that anyone who wished to better their employment circumstances could access high quality interactive multimedia training material online for free on any subject. With the support of Geographic Solutions and its partners in states such as Florida, California, Indiana, South Carolina and Illinois, ALISON has become an integral part of the workforce training infrastructure across the United States". Mr Feerick also stated that through 2012, the United States had become ALISON's highest traffic country beating the UK and India to second and third position in its global ranking.
Commenting on the award, Geographic Solutions President Paul Toomey remarked that the rapid growth and popularity of ALISON across the US was a testament to Mike Feerick's vision and dedication to making the ALISON free course portfolio ever larger and more relevant to the growing and changing skills requirements of the American workforce. He called on workforce investment boards who are not yet utilizing ALISON Free Learning to investigate the superb resource for both staff and clients alike.
ALISON.com, is an UNESCO award-winning free online education provider for basic education & workplace skills. With over one million registered learners worldwide it provides over 400 free courses with certification. Courses categories include IT, English language, business, finance, Health & Safety and a full international interactive High School curriculum. ALISON Headquarters is based in Galway, Ireland with offices in Morristown NJ, USA and Mayfair, London UK.