NexPort Marketplace 0.2 release
We are pleased to announce the release of Nexport Marketplace v0.2. This release is a part of our normal point release schedule.
The release consists of handling previously purchased products as well as extension products, enhanced administration product mapping workflow, and request pending order cancellation.
Below is a list of cases resolved in this release.
KROGER PARTNERS WITH CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL TO PROVIDE ONLINE EDUCATION AND UPSKILLING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEARLY 500,000 EMPLOYEES
EMPLOYEES GAIN ACCESS TO ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM
Kroger, America’s largest grocery retailer, has partnered with Career Online High School, a NexPort Solutions Partner, to provide online education for Kroger’s nearly half a million employees. The program is offered through Kroger’s education assistance program, Feed Your Future, and will be rolled out initially to their Fred Meyer and KingSoopers brands, as well as eight Kroger divisions across the U.S.
The Kroger program is hosted and delivered using the NexPort Learning Platform and joins other leading organizations, including McDonald’s, Hilton, Goodwill Industries, Checker’s & Rally’s, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, and First Watch, in delivering education and upskilling opportunities to employees through the NexPort Learning Platform.
You can read the full announcement here.
At The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are, across our family of companies, nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. To learn more about us, visit our newsroom and investor relations site.
About Career Online High School
Founded in 2009, Smart Horizons Career Online High School (COHS) is the world’s first private accredited online school district. SHCOE offers online high school diploma programs designed to re-engage adults and older youth in the educational system and prepare them for the workplace or postsecondary education. The high school program includes a vocational certificate in career pathways such as home care professional, child care, office management, certified protection officer, homeland security, commercial driving, retail customer service, food services, hospitality, and general career preparation. For more information, visit https://smarthorizonsonline.org/.
CHECKERS & RALLY’S EXPANDS EDUCATION BENEFITS; OFFERS EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN AN ACCREDITED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND LEARN ENGLISH
Employees at corporate-owned locations of the national drive-thru restaurant franchise can now earn a diploma and entry-level workforce certificate through Career Online High School and access English language learning
Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its exceptional value, people-first attitude and “Crazy Good Food,” has announced an expansion of the ed2go Career Online High School (COHS) program and myTimeENGLISH (MTE) online ESL program to employees nationwide.
The Career Online High School (COHS) program is hosted and delivered through the NexPort Learning Platform. Thanks to Checkers & Rally's partnership with the COHS, eligible employees at all corporate-owned U.S. locations can now earn an accredited high school diploma, along with a workforce training certificate in fields such as food services, customer service, hospitality and general career preparation.
Checkers & Rally’s is one of a growing number of companies, including Hilton, Goodwill and First Watch, partnering with ed2go, part of Cengage, to offer education and upskilling opportunities to employees utilizing the NexPort Learning Platform and the COHS curriculum. Benefits like COHS and MTE can help improve employee retention, reduce turnover, enhance the ability to promote from within and increase return on educational investment.
You can read the full announcement here.
About Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc.
Based in Tampa, Fla., Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc., an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its “Crazy Good Food,” exceptional value, and people-first attitude, operates and franchises both Checkers® and Rally’s® restaurants. With nearly 900 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers & Rally’s is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. Checkers & Rally’s is dedicated to being a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. In recent years, the brand has earned several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including: “#1 Most Craveable Fries” by Restaurant Business; Best Franchise Deal and “Best Drive-Thru in America” by QSR Magazine; Top Food and Beverage Franchise by Franchise Business Review; the “Hot! Again” award from Nation’s Restaurant News and has consistently been ranked on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.
About Career Online High School
Founded in 2009, Smart Horizons Career Online High School (COHS) is the world’s first private accredited online school district. SHCOE offers online high school diploma programs designed to re-engage adults and older youth in the educational system and prepare them for the workplace or postsecondary education. The high school program includes a vocational certificate in career pathways such as home care professional, child care, office management, certified protection officer, homeland security, commercial driving, retail customer service, food services, hospitality, and general career preparation. For more information, visit https://smarthorizonsonline.org/
myTimeENGLISH is an easy-to-use, online General English program that empowers learners to achieve their personal language goals on their own, at their own pace. For more information visit NGL.Cengage.com/myTimeENGLISH.
NRS 2.1.0 Released!
We are pleased to announce the release of Nexport Reporting Services (NRS) 2.1.0. With the new Azure environment we have been able to implement easier job configurations, quicker updates to status page, more seamless job profiling, and faster queue processing.
NexPort Campus 5.7.0 Released
We are excited to announce the release of NexPort Campus 5.7.0! This release features many new features, enhancements and bug fixes that our partners have requested. Notably, in 5.7, all media assignments now use a mobile-ready video player that works on both desktop and mobile devices. All videos uploaded to the NexPort media library will be automatically converted into a web ready mp4 format.
Other enhancements include the addition of waiting periods to test attempts, ordering of test questions, API enhancements and many more. A full listing is provided below.
NexPort Solutions Highlighted in U.S. Department of Education Report on Educational Technology in Correctional Facilities
NexPort LMS Addresses Security Concerns that Pose Primary Barrier to Online Education Programs in Correctional Facilities
Washington, D.C., August 14, 2015 - NexPort Solutions, a leader in the highly secure learning management sector, was highlighted in a recent report by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDOE) Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) as a primary example of “Successes of Early Implementers” for online based educational programs in correctional facilities.
NexPort Solutions, in partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online Education(SHCOE), was cited in the USDOE report for providing a highly secure AdvancED/SACS accredited online high school diploma and entry-level workforce certificate program to incarcerated adult inmates within the Florida Department of Corrections (FLDOC).
In 2012, SHCOE was launched in Florida’s state correctional facilities via the FLDOC Online Campus to help incarcerated individuals obtain their high school diplomas and entry-level workforce certificates, and to graduate with workforce skills that can be applied upon release. NexPort Solutions delivers the SHCOE curriculum by utilizing the Nexport Campus Learning Platform through a combination of Firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication.
The report, titled “Educational Technology in Corrections 2015”, was released earlier this month (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/policybriefedtech.pdf), and was designed to aid federal, state, and local corrections staff and correctional education administrators as they explore ways to use advanced technologies in corrections securely and cost-effectively. The USDOE report states the main barrier to more adoption of internet-based education at correctional facilities is the strict IT security requirements most correctional systems have in place.
“Our customer-centered approach to software design allows the Nexport Campus Learning Platform to quickly add features for security and real-time reporting that meets the special needs of corrections professionals,” said Dr. Rob Miller, Chief Knowledge Officer.
About NexPort Solutions Group
NexPort Solutions Group, a division of Darwin Global LLC, is a systems and software engineering company that provides innovative, cost-effective training solutions and support for federal, state and local government, as well as the private sector.
NexPort Solutions is currently servicing students in partnership with the following organizations: Smart Horizons Career Online Education, Florida Department of Corrections, Cengage Learning/Gale/ed2go, Advanced Systems Technology, Smart Horizons, Cameron University, Hondros Learning, Walmart, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and the State of NJ Library System.
For more information on NexPort Solutions, please visithttp://www.nexportsolutions.com/.
About NexPort Solutions
NexPort Solutions Group is a division of Darwin Global, LLC, a systems and software engineering company that provides innovative, cost-effective training solutions and support for federal, state and local government, as well as the private sector.