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Cengage, S/P2 forge partnership

Focus is on providing “soft skills training” to the transpo students

Cengage, an education and technology company, has partnered with S/P2, an online training provider for businesses and career tech schools, to integrate safety, pollution prevention and “soft skills training” within its MindTap digital learning platform for students in transportation training programs – a partnership aimed at helping them gain both the technical and professional skills they need to be successful in the transportation industry.

“We know that employers want students who have both technical skills, such as theory, application and diagnostic training, as well safety and soft skills. By partnering with S/P2, we’re giving students the best of both worlds, and ensuring they are prepared to be successful in the workplace,” said Katie McGuire, senior product manager for Cengage.

MindTap is used for teaching theory and diagnostics, with S/P2 used for safety, pollution prevention and soft skills training. Often, S/P2 training is required before students can enter medium- and heavy-duty duty truck shops and that “soft skills,” such as communication and timeliness, are now “in high demand” among transportation employers, she added.

“Integrating S/P2 content directly into MindTap provides both students and faculty a single point of access for all of their essential training content. Instructors will also benefit from a single gradebook for program tracking. With this integration, instructors and students will have an easy-to-use, affordable solution,” McGuire noted.

In addition to MindTap Medium/Heavy Truck, all transportation MindTap products, including MindTap Automotive and MindTap Collision, will deliver S/P2 content at no additional cost. And students can also access MindTap as part of a Cengage Unlimited subscription, which gives students access to the company’s entire digital higher education materials—more than 22,000 products across 70 disciplines and 675 courses—for $119.99 a semester.

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