CUNY partners with InStride to help businesses fill employee skill gaps

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This partnership will connect employers to CUNY's vast catalogue of online education offerings.

By U2B Staff 

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The City University of New York (CUNY) is partnering with strategic education enterprise provider InStride to leverage the university’s extensive online education offerings as a platform for employees to explore quality choices for executive education. 

InStride helps employers to identify skill gaps in their organisations and connect them with quality higher education institutions that will be able to equip employees with strategic education opportunities to meet these needs and advance their careers. 

The collaboration will work to expand CUNY’s relationships with national and international corporations and connect these corporations with top-quality courses that CUNY provides. 


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) offers an extensive range of fully online degree programmes and will work with InStride to foster relationships with corporate employers across the nation and around the world. 

“This partnership with InStride will build on CUNY’s historic mission to act as an engine of economic mobility by expanding access to a quality education to workers of all ages,” said CUNY Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. 

“We are pleased CUNY’s growing online offerings will be used as a vehicle to help employees meet the changing demands of the global workforce, while also helping employers to strategically invest in their future.”

CUNY is constantly expanding its online offerings as it views online learning as an engine of equity and access. 

The School of Professional Studies offers online bachelor’s degree programmes that are ranked in the top five percent in the nation by US News and World Report. These programmes meet the needs of adults who are looking to finish a bachelor’s degree, advance in the workplace or change careers. 

CUNY’s online offerings help employees upskill and advance in their careers. Source: Emma Dau/Unsplash.

This partnership with InStride will further advance the university’s mission to help over 32 million working adults nationwide who have some college credits but no degree as well as many others who are seeking advanced degrees. 

“We are excited to begin this partnership with InStride, which will allow more working adults to obtain a quality and affordable education,” said CUNY SPS founding dean John Mogulescu. 

“Online learning has always been a key part of the CUNY SPS mission, and we look forward to broadening access to our offerings through this collaboration.”


This partnership will expand InStride’s existing agreements with a curated education network covering the US, Latin America, Australia and Europe. Its network includes founding partner Arizona State University, Harvard Business School Online, University of South Wales-Sydney, Dublin City University in Europe, TecMilenio and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Latin America.

“Being selected by the CUNY system provides InStride’s corporate partners with a quality online academic partner in one of the world’s most economically vibrant cities,” said InStride CEO Vivek Sharma.