Dixie State Library Stacks D00264450, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Dixie State University has partnered with Pluralsight, the technology development learning company, to support students, faculty and staff members with skill-based learning. This new strategic partnership will enable university students to enhance their education. In turn, it will provide greater opportunities for future career prospects. University alumni will also have access at a discounted rate. Furthermore, it will set up a Center of Excellence for university faculty members. This will ensure the highest teaching standard on technology-related topics to educate the next generation.

Dixie State University (DSU), (which will rename to Utah State University in autumn 2022), is a public comprehensive university. It offers 200 academic programs dedicated to rigorous learning and the enrichment of professional development. Pluralsight is a technology development learning company that focuses 100% on skill learning. It is trusted by 70% of the Fortune 500 companies, and has more than 17,000 business accounts so far. Pluralsight helps individuals expand their knowledge through developing critical skills. This includes virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and best-in-class analytics. The courses incorporate the most innovative technology topics such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, computer software and data science.

What is behind the partnership

This partnership may not immediately bring to mind the word ‘strategic’. However, both DSU and Pluralsight are located in Utah in the United States. What’s more, the business biography on the Pluralsight website notes that as a company, they “believe everyone should have the opportunity to create progress through technology and develop the skills of tomorrow.” Who better to partner with and help develop tomorrow’s skills than the future generation of students? Supporting education and the development of knowledge through technology-based learning seems like a logical collaboration.

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr Michael Lacourse, stated: “We’re excited to partner with Pluralsight to provide all our students, faculty and staff with unlimited access to the entire library of technology courses available on Pluralsight Skills. Through this extraordinary partnership, all DSU students are now able to supplement their primary degree program with specialized tech skills.”

Gary Eimerman, General Manager of Pluralsight Skills
Gary Eimerman, General Manager of Pluralsight Skills

Furthermore, Gary Eimerman, General Manager of Pluralsight Skills, commented: “With access to on-demand assessment and training including hands-on learning experiences taught by the world’s leading experts, students and faculty will have the necessary tools to develop crucial technology skills in an increasingly tech-driven world.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean?

Rated number 7 in the top 10 learning systems for 2022, what sets Pluralsight apart from competitors is the technical skills platform. It is worth noting that the company is 100% skills-based which allows Pluralsight to be the leading technical skills learning platform on the market. Its solution is also compatible with Microsoft systems, offers digital coaching software and administration management.

Nevertheless, this strategic partnership will support the development of technology-based learning for students, faculty and staff members at DSU. Pluralsight will provide unlimited access to thousands of online courses and hands-on learning experiences. As a result, students will have the opportunity to learn additional skills to set them apart and thrive in an increasingly technology-driven world.


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