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Empowered UCLA Extension Offers Over 75 Online Courses for $99 for Busy Adults Seeking Career Change


Empowered UCLA Extension – a collaboration between UCLA Extension and Empowered Careers – announced today Empowered UCLA Extension is offering a ten-week professional education course for $99 to adults struggling in today's economy and seeking a career change. Normally, these courses cost $1050 each.

In addition, veterans, active military members, and their families are eligible to enroll in one ten-week course plus personalized career counseling for free.

The program offers UCLA Extension professional education from a live instructor, who is an expert in his or her field. The program is delivered through a groundbreaking Empowered iPad app, which places a community of instructors, peers and experienced career counselors, all just one tap away. Students can use desktop computers as well. To ensure maximum quality and interaction, individual class sizes are limited to approximately one instructor for every 25 students.

“We know that many people need help closing skills gaps to remain competitive in the economy today,” said Steve Poizner, co-founder and CEO of Empowered UCLA Extension. “This special $99 offer is meant to make the initial step an easy one for anyone looking to transform their careers.”

Online classes will begin on July 10, 2013. Classes taken can be applied for full credit towards a certificate program, in one of 10 areas designed to match areas of job growth, including Global Sustainability, Health Care Management, Nonprofit Management, IT Management, Patient Advocacy, College Counseling, Project Management, Financial Planning, Human Resources and Marketing & New Media. Classes are built with maximum flexibility to enable working adults to complete the program within 12 months.

Students enrolled in full certificate programs have access to career counselors with over 10 years of experience counseling adults on how to enhance, change, and jumpstart their careers.

Empowered UCLA Extension's full certificate programs are approved for Veterans Administration Education Benefits.

This offer is only available for the Summer Quarter, which begins on July 10, 2013. The deadline for enrollment is July 9, 2013.

All courses last 10 weeks and are graded for class credit from accredited UCLA Extension. Transcripts are available after completing the course.

Call 1-800-EMPOWER or visit to enroll.


Empowered UCLA Extension ( is a unique, new, online educational experience that delivers the world-class professional training of UCLA Extension through Empowered's groundbreaking iPad app, combined with comprehensive career guidance for adults who need a career boost or change. Three of California's greatest assets are the academic excellence at UCLA, the technology and innovation of Silicon Valley and the power of the entertainment industry to influence social movements. We bring all three of these forces together to create a new opportunity for the millions of baby boomers and other adults who have been displaced in the workforce, are looking to enhance their current career, or are looking to make their next career move. 1-800-EMPOWER

Empowered UCLA Extension
Jarrod Agen, 646-734-1641

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