Mount St. Mary’s is Partnering with SkillStorm on a New Tech Training Effort

Although it’s perhaps best known for housing the country’s largest Catholic seminary, Mount St. Mary’s University is moving further into Maryland’s tech talent pipeline through a new partnership with tech training and career acceleration platform SkillStorm.

The partnership is housed at the Emmitsburg-based school’s satellite campus in Frederick, via the Center for Lifelong Learning within its Division of Continuing Studies. As of Wednesday, those seeking training and certifications in such programming languages and related competencies as Java, AWS, CompTIA, Pega and Salesforce can sign up for the non-credit program via the center’s dedicated site. These and other offerings employ SkillStorm’s training modules within Mount St. Mary’s own platform. They range from free, self-guided introductory courses to nearly $3,000 instructor-driven courses for CompTIA certifications.

Jennifer Staiger, the Division of Continuing Studies’ associate provost, told this program builds on a year and a half of efforts to have Mount St. Mary offer more noncredit tech training and related professional development. To her, this noncredit structure allowed the university to better plug into workforce deficits throughout technical fields without needing to rely on standard four-year programs.