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Career Step strengthens partnership with Paradigm
to prepare students for pharmacy technician careers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (September 30, 2016) – The pharmacy technician profession is growing and evolving rapidly. Students aspiring to become pharmacy technicians must possess more knowledge than ever about medication safety, as well as refined sets of soft skills to meet employers’ expectations.

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, has renewed and expanded its partnership with Paradigm Education Solutions to provide the comprehensive education and training students need to meet the growing demands of today’s pharmacy technicians.

“Career Step is focused on ensuring our students gain the skills needed to succeed in rewarding new careers, and providing excellent curriculum is a vital part of that commitment,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step vice president of product management. “Paradigm’s content aligned with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Model 4 Curriculum and delivers an important enhancement to our program.”

Paradigm’s Pharmacy Technician Series is the leading courseware for pharmacy technician programs in community colleges and career schools. Since 2009, Career Step has integrated Paradigm’s instructional content into its pharmacy technician curriculum. Now, Career Step is strengthening its partnership with Paradigm to enrich its curriculum with the newest editions of Paradigm’s Pharmacy Technician Series. This content is the most comprehensive, up-to-date instruction in the market and builds students’ skills in pharmacy practice, pharmacology, pharmacy labs and certification exam review. Career Step is further enhancing its curriculum with instructional content from Paradigm’s Sterile Compounding and Aseptic Technique courseware.

“Recently, there have been significant developments in pharmacy technician practices and compounding standards. Paradigm is pleased to strengthen our partnership with Career Step to ensure that aspiring technicians gain the knowledge and skills that will give them an advantage in meeting heightened expectations in the workplace,” said Linda Hein, senior vice president of Paradigm.

For more information, contact Lara McLellan at lmclellan@emcp.com or (800) 535-6865 ext. 615.

About Paradigm Education Solutions

Paradigm Education Solutions is one of the nation’s leading post-secondary publishers of print and digital learning solutions in computer technology, health careers, accounting and business technology. Paradigm is committed to providing educators with the solutions needed to build and deliver a successful course and preparing students for success in the classroom, at work and in life. Visit ParadigmCollege.com for more information.

About Career Step

Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Professional Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education. More information can be found at careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Lara McLellan
Director of Marketing
Paradigm Education Solutions
(800) 535-6865 ext. 615 l
mclellan@emcp.com