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GovLoop Launches GovLoop Academy to Transform Learning for Government

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, GovLoop is proud and excited to announce the launch of GovLoop Academy (GLA), a new, free virtual training site created specifically for government. This interactive career tool builds upon GovLoop's unique experience as a leader in hosting and designing online trainings for government available to its community of more than 150,000 members.

"Our community is passionate about growing their professional skills and training has always been the most popular topic on GovLoop. In fact, 30,000 members attended our free online training last year alone. With training budgets shrinking and travel on the decline, government employees are looking for new, engaging ways to stay up to date on cutting edge-topics and grow in their career. That's why we created GovLoop Academy," said GovLoop Founder and President, Steve Ressler.

GovLoop Academy is launching with 25 courses built with partners such as the Knight Foundation and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA). These courses were created with over one hundred instructors and cover topics like technology, innovation, project management, budgeting and performance management, customer service, communications, and personal skills.

"Learning is changing. We've all been through the boring, page turner online training. GovLoop Academy is NOT that," said Ressler. "From Khan Academy to YouTube, there have been significant innovations in how we learn everything from calculus to corporate law. We believe the same type of innovation should be brought to government and we're creating practical online learning experiences to transform learning for government with GovLoop Academy."

GovLoop Academy is live and ready for course registrations. Visit: http://www.academy.govloop.com to sign up and learn more today.

About GovLoop

GovLoop's mission is to "connect government to improve government." We aim to inspire public-sector professionals by serving as the knowledge network for government. GovLoop connects more than 150,000 members, fostering cross-government collaboration, solving common problems and advancing government careers. GovLoop is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a team of dedicated professionals who share a commitment to connect and improve government.

CONTACT: Media contact: Steve Ressler Founder and President GovLoop Steve@govloop.com 202.445.0084

Source: GovLoop