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For Immediate Release
PTJOBS.COM PARTNERS WITH EDUCATA TO OFFER COST-EFFECTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION BENEFITS
PTJobs.com, a leader in online recruitment services for Physical Therapy employers nationwide and EDUCATA, a global provider of online PT continuing education, announced they are joining forces to provide cost effective CE benefits to physical therapy facilities.
An important component of a benefits package, continuing education credits are used by employers not only attract and retain the best and brightest in the field, but ensure that staff remains current with the latest development and techniques. However, these benefits can put a strain on a clinic’s budget. A recent study involving hundreds of clinics revealed that the typical allocation per staff member is $1,000/year, and that does not include time off and/or travel expenses. Online education offers a much more effective alternative, allowing employers to keep con ed in their benefits package without sacrificing the quality of the experience.
"In today's economy, many PT clinics and facilities need to moderate the expense of continuing education, while still maintaining this valuable benefit for recruitment and staff retention", said Dr. Marilyn Pink, EDUCATA's president and CEO. "One of our founding principles is to provide a less-expensive alternative with outstanding quality of content and an educational experience that is normally expected from special symposia or national conferences. We have not only lowered the cost per CEU, but also cut the costs associated with travel and time away."
"We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Educata. This new alliance will allow our huge audience of therapists and employers a link to world-class on-line education directly from our site", said Rick Shutes, president and CEO of PTJobs.com.
Under the terms of agreement, EDUCATA courses will be presented on the PTJobs.com website, http://ptjobs.com/employer/educata.php. In addition, EDUCATA’s peer-reviewed articles will be available to the members of PTJobs.com.
PTJobs.com is a physical therapist owned and operated industry specific job board providing advertising recruitment services to PT employers nationwide in a variety of settings.
EDUCATA.COM is a unique, interactive, Web 2.0 education platform that delivers online learning. It offers a broad spectrum of courses from orthopedics and pulmonology to geriatrics and oncology that are taught by top-ranked educators and experienced clinicians. EDUCATA partners with professional associations in over one hundred countries around the world. Continuing education for physical therapists and other medical professionals is the focus of the first launch. Subsequent launches will target additional professions.