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ClassesUSA Selected by MSN to Power Career Training and Online Degrees Centers on Encarta
Expanded partnership within Encarta's Adult Learning hub enhances ClassesUSA's successful three-year relationship with MSN
New York, July 13, 2006 ClassesUSA®, an Experian company, has been named the exclusive advertising and content partner for the Online Degrees and Career Training centers on Microsoft's MSN® Encarta®. ClassesUSA's leadership in education content, as well as its extensive partnerships with 250 leading online and traditional schools, provides MSN users with a wealth of education information and college and university options. ClassesUSA has powered Encarta's Online Degrees center since 2003.
As of July 1, 2006, ClassesUSA's expanded relationship within MSN Encarta's Career Training now provides Encarta users with the ability to search for colleges, universities and career schools that offer specialized, campus-based degree and certificate programs. ClassesUSA-powered content relevant to specific career interests, such as business, technology, art and design, culinary, legal and law enforcement, health care, nursing and more, is also available.
"We are enthusiastic about the growth opportunities within these popular MSN Encarta Adult Learning sections and across our other major portal partnerships, said Jordon Keltz, president of ClassesUSA. Through this expansion, ClassesUSA will continue to deliver the quality and volume that help our college and university partners achieve their marketing and recruiting goals."
For more than three years, ClassesUSA has powered MSN Encarta's Online Degrees, which offers users a comprehensive directory of online higher-education opportunities by degree levels and programs. The center is enriched by a wealth of articles about online learning, career and education issues, financial aid, accreditation and student profiles.
ClassesUSA is part of Experian InteractiveSM and the Web's leading online higher-education portal. Each month, more than 1 million adults visit the site, which boasts more than 250 accredited college and university partners. Since entering the online higher-education marketplace in 2001, ClassesUSA has fostered strategic content partnerships with a multitude of portals and Web sites and has built a reputation as the most trusted and recognized brand providing professional adults with access to online educational opportunities. ClassesUSA also publishes Online Degrees® Magazine, a biannual national publication designed to empower adults considering distance learning as the tool to use to advance themselves both personally and professionally.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.classesusa.com. To discuss integrated marketing opportunities within ClassesUSA-powered partnerships, contact Ed Lake, director of business development, at 212 844 7570.
About MSN Encarta
MSN Encarta is the leading education resources site on the Internet. In addition to its encyclopedia and dictionary, MSN Encarta offers learning tools and resources for users at all ages and stages of life, from elementary school homework help to lifelong learning options for adult learners.
Microsoft's MSN® Encarta® Online Degrees (http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/departments/elearning)
Microsoft's MSN® Encarta® Career Training (http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/departments/careertraining)