Partnership demonstrates mutual commitment to strengthen employee benefits and provide career-focused education
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., January 04, 2016 - Leading restaurant company, Perkins & Marie Callender’s, LLC, recently named DeVry University as the exclusive education provider for its corporate and franchised restaurant employees and their families.
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“DeVry University offers career-driven students the flexibility to pursue their academic goals and maintain demanding schedules,” said Joe Mozden, vice president of workforce solutions for DeVry University. “For Perkins & Marie Callender’s employees, franchisees and family members looking to continue their education, DeVry University provides the foundation to take the next step. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to providing academic resources to employers that recognize the value of education.”
DeVry University was selected as an exclusive educational provider based on the high quality of its educational offerings and student-care services. Perkins & Marie Callender’s employees, franchisees and their families can mix and match campus and online coursework to suit their needs and schedules. In addition, DeVry University gives them access to a dedicated team of advisors to assist with enrollment and academic needs.
Perkins & Marie Callender’s employees, franchisees and their immediate family members can enroll in any DeVry University or Keller Graduate School of Management certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program at a group tuition rate. They will also have access to opportunities outside the classroom to make the most of their experience, such as workshops, seminars and webinars. The group tuition rate only applies to U.S. employees.
“Our employees and franchisees are at the core of everything that we do,” said Toni Quist, chief people officer at Perkins & Marie Callender’s. “In the same way that they have contributed so much to our success, we too are dedicated to providing them with continuous opportunity in the form of training, professional development and learning. Our partnership with DeVry University provides an outstanding chance for them to hone their skills and expertise. We are honored to offer them this opportunity to learn at their own pace and further their education.”
To learn more about DeVry University, visit devry.edu.
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 accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, www.hlcommission.org). Its highly credentialed faculty members have experience in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences designed to prepare students for in-demand careers.
With locations across the U.S., DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America. The university is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV), a global provider of educational services.
About Perkins & Marie Callender’s, LLC
Founded in 1958, Perkins operates 404 restaurants in 33 states and five Canadian provinces. The Perkins system includes 132 company-owned and operated restaurants and 272 franchised units. The Company also has a baked goods manufacturing division operating under the name Foxtail Foods which manufactures pies, pancake mixes, cookie dough, and muffin batter for in-store bakeries and third-party customers. The combination of the Perkins Restaurant & Bakery chain with Marie Callender's occurred in 2006. Marie Callender's consists of 41 company-owned and 30 franchised restaurants in 5 states; it is famous for its fresh-baked pies and has a national presence through supermarket frozen entrée lines offered by ConAgra. More information can be found at http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com and http://www.mariecallenders.com.