Partnership AIMS to Solve Crucial Skills Gap and Meet the Evolving Education Needs of Clinicians
Capella University, a leader in online higher education for working adults, is partnering with Fraser, Minnesota’s largest provider of early childhood mental health and autism support services, to provide a talent pipeline of highly qualified Capella learners and alumni, specifically within the Applied Behavior Analysis field, to fill Fraser’s open positions, which include full-time roles as well as practicum, and internship positions.
@CapellaU & @FraserMinnesota join forces to address the workforce skills gap and meet the evolving education needs of clinicians.
According to the CDC, one (1) in 59 American children are identified as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a widely accepted treatment for ASD; however, research shows that as ASD prevalence increases, the demand for certified behavioral analysts has also significantly increased, implying a shortage of these professionals.
In order to alleviate this industry skills gap and meet the evolving education needs of clinicians, Fraser will promote Capella University’s program offerings to its current employees; specifically, the University’s graduate certificates, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the ABA field.
“As our workforce needs evolve, we’re thrilled to partner with Capella University to expand our applicant pool and fill open roles,” said Pat Pulice, Vice President of Integrated Healthcare. “We’re looking forward to the wealth of new applicants as well as the opportunity to promote Capella’s degree programs to our current employees to strengthen their knowledge and ultimately better serve our over 13,000 clients.”
Capella University and its parent company, Strategic Education, Inc. (SEI) are committed to this effort.
“Upskilling and life-long learning are imperative to a successful organization, specifically in the healthcare industry,” said Jennifer Dixson Hoff, SEI’s Senior Vice President of Portfolio Strategy. Hoff serves as the executive sponsor of the Fraser partnership with Capella University. “We are delighted to provide Fraser with a pathway to highly qualified clinicians. This partnership perfectly aligns with SEI’s mission to enable economic mobility for our graduates and learners, and we are eager to see the positive results for both organizations.”
In addition to ABA, Capella is also promoting the Fraser initiative to learners and alumni who have completed or are pursing certificates as well as bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines such as Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Play Therapy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Marriage and Family Therapy to align with the wide spectrum of Fraser’s services.