DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., November 24, 2014 - DeVry University announced today a new partnership with Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) a leader in providing 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 levels1.
As part of the agreement, DeVry University will provide higher education opportunities to Kelly Services employees (full-time and temporary) throughout the country. 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.”
“Kelly Services is excited to partner with DeVry Career Services to bring attention to the vast demand for talent in STEM-related fields,” said Jocelyn Lincoln, vice president, Americas Recruiting, Kelly Services. “We are well-positioned to partner with DeVry, as well students and alumni, to make career connections. As the demand for STEM talent continues to rise, it’s important that Kelly have partners in education that are identifying and responding to employment needs.”
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 of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University provides an education that prepares its students for a lifetime of success with dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to their students’ academic success. Its highly credentialed faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences that prepare students for in-demand careers.
With more than 85 locations in 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. Find DeVry University on Twitter @DeVryUniv and Facebook at /DEVRYUNIVERSITY, or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 540,000 individuals annually. Revenue in 2013 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.