McLean, VA – June 28, 2022 – Attain Partners, a leading strategy, technology, and compliance consulting firm, offering robust advisory services and comprehensive training and certification programs, has partnered with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), to launch a new, online Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt training and certification program. Earlier this month, Attain Partners announced the purchase of Juran, a global leader in quality management, publishing books, and establishing industry-leading standards for quality measurement and improvement. Now known as Attain Partners | Juran, the practice offers robust advisory services and comprehensive training and certification programs, including LSS.
“We fully support the edX mission to relentlessly pursue a vision of a world where every learner can access education and training to unlock their potential, without barriers of cost or location,” said Reshma Patel-Jackson, Managing Director at Attain Partners. “Attain Partners is committed to helping organizations improve workforce capabilities, upskill, reskill, and create opportunities for employees to grow their skill sets and careers. By partnering with edX to launch our latest LSS Black Belt program, we are excited to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere.”
Attain Partners | Juran will provide its LSS Black Belt professional certificate course to learners on edX who want to qualify and teach Lean Six Sigma at all levels of their organization with an opportunity to earn four Continuing Education Units (CEUs). After earning their certificate of completion, students may elect to continue the LSS Black Belt certification by completing a Lean Six Sigma project with Attain Partners | Juran’s Master Black Belt. Upon successful completion of the project and passing the Oral Project Review (OPR), students will earn their fully accredited LSS Black Belt Certification and Badge.
“Upskilling and reskilling are key to helping organizations build and sustain their talent pipelines,” said Anant Agarwal, edX founder and Chief Open Education Officer at 2U. “We are delighted to welcome Attain Partners | Juran and work together to offer another innovative, accessible, and affordable program for learners that supports opportunities for career growth.”
edX joined forces with education technology leader 2U in 2021. Together, edX and 2U now serve 44 million learners, support more than 230 partners—including 38 of the top 50 universities globally—and offer over 4,000 digital programs on one of the world’s most comprehensive free-to-degree online education marketplaces.
“We want to help empower millions of learners to unlock their professional potential and continuously improve their skills throughout their careers,” said Joseph A. DeFeo, Global Quality Excellence Management Advisor for Attain Partners | Juran. “We pride ourselves on the quality and rigor of our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training program. Participants don’t just ‘learn’ content, they walk away understanding how to apply the methodology and tools to practical business problems and drive real financial results for their organization.”
About Attain Partners
Based in McLean, Va., Attain Partners is a leading strategy, technology, and compliance consulting firm delivering services and solutions to advance client missions across the education, nonprofit, healthcare, and state and local government landscapes. For more information, please visit attainpartners.com.