David Grebow Appointed as New Chief Learning Officer for Comcourse Corporation

Career College Market attracts a major elearning education talent from corporations as they evolve from Tech and Voc Ed schools into the only hope for many workers displaced from their Industrial Economy jobs.

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2004 -- Comcourse, Inc. announced today that Mr. David Grebow has agreed to serve as its Chief Learning Officer. Mr. Grebow has over 25 years experience in the fields of e-learning and educational technology. Most recently, he was a leading strategist for IBM Corporation’s e-learning program, IBM Mindspan Solutions, offering e-learning solutions and technology to schools and corporations. He also served IBM as one of the founding members of the Institute for Advanced Learning in Zurich, where he focused his research on learning and technology.

Prior to IBM, Mr. Grebow was an executive for PeopleSoft, where he was a Director of Education and Executive Director of Workforce Performance Solutions. Before that, he was the Western Regional Director of Global Knowledge Network, a spin-off of Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC, he spent 12 years in a variety of executive and managerial positions leading to Worldwide Director of Performance Support Technology. Mr. Grebow is a regular contributor to various publications related to learning and e-learning, and is well known in the United States and abroad as a leading consultant in his field. He recently developed The Learning Bridge™ for Comcourse, and was a contributor to Creating a Learning Culture published this year by Cambridge University Press.

“Comcourse represents a fantastic opportunity to help Career Colleges take advantage of the best in new learning technologies. I was drawn to this market because I believe Career Colleges are the lynchpin of America’s future. The are flexible, they react quickly to changing job conditions. They are open to utilizing new learning technology. Above all, they avoid many of the political tarpits that community colleges and typical universities get stuck in. Career Colleges focus on what’s important. Helping people, especially adults, learn a new career, and start a better life. I think this is what President Bush meant when he talked about education helping people transition into the jobs of the 21st century.”

James Chellis, Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very excited to add David to our executive management team. He brings an extensive background in senior management, a deep understanding of learning and educational technology, coupled with a vision for the future that is completely in synch with Comcourse. He will keep us ahead of the curve in terms of learning technology. We look forward to his innovations and new programs that will continue to help make Comcourse a leader in its field.”

About Comcourse
Comcourse was founded in 1994 as EdgeTek Computer Education. Thousands of students have completed Comcourse classroom trainings, videos and used their related simulations and more than 6,000,000 copies of their MCSE and CCNA study guides are in print. In 2004 EdgeTek became Comcourse, partnering with Career Colleges to offer turnkey online programs. Their programs have expanded beyond IT to include Healthcare, Business and Criminal Justice, and provide The Comcourse Learning Experience™ that includes the latest methods and technology in blended online courses and online course management. For more information, visit www.comcourse.com or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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