Sessions College Certified as "Great Place to Work"
Innovative Online Design College Proves New Normal Operating Environment Works
TEMPE, AZ (November 17, 2021)
College for Professional Design (“Sessions”) was certified as a great workplace today for the third time by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Sessions earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys.
The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Sessions. This year once again, 100% of employees said it’s a great place to work – compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based company. (Source: Great Place to Work® 2019 U.S. National Employee Engagement Study).
Since 1997, Sessions College has been a leader in online education, offering a unique asynchronous project-based educational paradigm. Students are prepared for in demand digital design careers with quality programs that are accessible, flexible, and affordable.
Since March 2020, Sessions has migrated to a fully remote working environment for all its operations. During this seismic shift, Sessions’ industry-leading student outcomes regarding satisfaction, graduation rates, and employability have been maintained and improved. In addition, new Bachelor of Fine Arts programs have been developed and launched.
“Our team has remained productive and collaborative during this very challenging time,” said Doris Granatowski, Sessions CEO. “But we wanted to understand whether our approach to the fully remote working environment was as engaging and fulfilling to our staff. We have maintained a stable work force and have been successful in recruiting new talent. But the question remained – are we still a great place to work? We found out we are.”
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
“Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Sessions College is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”
According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits and have a fair chance at promotion.
Sessions College is the pioneer in accredited and affordable online skills-based education that readies adult and college age learners for the digital design workforce. Founded in 1997, Sessions College offers project-based bachelor and associate level degrees and certificate programs for in demand careers in art, design, and photography. Students learn via real world projects that reflect the latest industry-relevant skills. Sessions College is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the Middle States Commission for Secondary Schools (MSA-CSS) and is approved to deliver its online degrees and programs throughout the United States by the National Council for State Authorization for Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).
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