DeVry University announced a new partnership with Kelly Services Inc., (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) a leading provider of outsourced and consulting workforce solutions. Together, DeVry and Kelly Services will do their part to help close the skills gap and infuse employment opportunities particularly within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in occupations related to STEM is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022 – an increase of approximately 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels.
As part of the agreement, DeVry University will provide higher education opportunities to Kelly Services employees. With more than 85 locations nationwide and a robust online learning environment, DeVry University will offer career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from its five colleges of study. In return, Kelly Services will work with the university’s Career Services Department to promote STEM-related positions to DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management students and alumni.
“Education is of vital importance in our country today,” said Robert Paul, president of DeVry University. “For more than 80 years, we have prided ourselves on the care and attention we give to our students, to ensure that they have the knowledge and real-world experiences to prepare them for career success. Our rigorous curriculum is constantly evolving, just like the world we live in. Whether it’s within STEM or another career field, we look forward to helping Kelly Services educate their workforce for the high demand fields of today and tomorrow.”
For more information about the partnership, visit: http://partner.devry.edu/kellyservices.
About DeVry University
DeVry University’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online covering 34 different career fields within its five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member.