Suncoast Technical College Selects Akademos to Support Accessibility and Affordability for Students

Industry: Education

The new full service online bookstore offers significant savings, support, and service to the community

Norwalk, CT (PRUnderground) December 1st, 2020

Akademos announced today a new partnership with Suncoast Technical College, a community-focused technical education institution in Sarasota, Florida. This partnership will give the college’s students access to a vast selection of low-cost textbooks, required program uniforms, and merchandise through personalized online ordering technology. The transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution will launch for the spring 2021 semester.

“We are committed to providing a quality technical education to meet workforce development and community needs,” said Darby Larkin, Assistant Director. “Working with Akademos to help our students succeed by addressing textbook accessibility and affordability is an important step in continuing our vision to help each individual reach his or her highest potential.”

The Akademos technology provides access to program uniforms and college-branded apparel and merchandise along with all required and optional course materials through the online bookstore. STC students can purchase from an expanded selection of course material format options including new, used, eBook, and rental at significant savings in addition to 24x7x365 accessibility and free shipping options.

The online bookstore will additionally support STC faculty and administrators with a comprehensive platform that offers a modernized process for managing all aspects of course materials adoption with a step-by-step guide for selections, recommendations, past adoption history, and the ability to compare prices in real time.

“We fully support Suncoast Technical College in taking this innovative step to increase access and improve affordability while continuing to serve the on-campus needs of their students. STC joins a growing number of schools who recognize the need to modernize their course materials platform,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos. “We’re delighted that the college has selected Akademos to support their mission and provide a course materials platform that will foster the success of the entire community.”

About Suncoast Technical College

At Suncoast Technical College, we believe each individual has varied abilities and talents, and it is our goal to help each reach his or her highest potential. It is the responsibility of our staff to assist in the identification of these abilities and talents, to offer learning experiences to help guide the student toward gainful entry-level employment and personal satisfaction, to develop the student’s employability skills and work ethic, to enhance existing employment skills, and to establish learning situations in which the student can experience success in all phases of the learning process.

Suncoast Technical College offers over 40 programs that are all career focused in nature. Examples of some of our program offerings include automotive technology, cosmetology, culinary arts, health sciences, and skilled trades, such as plumbing. These programs typically result in an industry certification or license, making the student highly employable. For more information about our programs visit suncoast.edu

About Akademos

Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at www.akademos.com

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