After a successful pilot, Lambda Chi Alpha launches groundbreaking Leadership Skills Certification Academy to reinvent the college experience

Feb 14, 2022

LSCA training program to increase employment opportunities for college grads by providing digital badging credentials to attract potential employers

CARMEL, Ind., Feb. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Lambda Chi Alpha, one of the largest fraternities in North America, launched the widespread collegiate rollout of its Leadership Skills Certification Academy (LSCA), an innovative online training program that delivers professional development resources, trainings and tools that enable Greek Life members to turn relevant aspects of their undergraduate and fraternity co-curricular experience into practical, marketable skills that appeal to prospective employers.

“For years we’ve been waiting for someone to help address the skills gap between college and the professional world. Our LSCA program not only provides for effective training for our organization’s young officers, but it also provides invaluable, marketable skills that will set them up for their professional life,” said Lambda Chi Alpha CEO Troy Medley. “Based on the success of our pilot program, we’re confident LSCA will deliver a stronger classroom-to-career pipeline that will help transform our collegiate officers into thriving young professionals.”

According to a number of studies throughout the years from Gallup, college graduates are often ill-prepared for workplace success due to a widening gap between classroom education and the soft skills required in the real-world job market. The COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated this issue through new stay-at-home and remote work policies. According to recent research from CNBC and Gallup, about 45 percent of full-time employees were working partly or remotely last September. Many experts posit that these policies directly affect newer, younger employees due to the growth and hidden value of in-office interactions that are not replicated over Zoom calls.

To combat these growing issues for young undergraduates seeking employment, Lambda Chi Alpha is rolling out its pilot-tested LSCA program, which will provide the Fraternity’s young officers with certifications for critical, marketable skills that will help them stand out in an increasingly competitive labor market. The program, which is currently available to Lambda Chi chapter presidents, treasurers, recruitment chairs and philanthropic chairs, will also help them better fulfill their Fraternity responsibilities through targeted, measurable and assessable training.