SCRANTON, PA (November 2, 2017) — Penn Foster Inc., a leading skills solutions organization focused on providing competencies, career pathways and employment matching for today's evolving workforce, today formed a Job Corps Advisory Committee, whose purpose is to guide and advise Penn Foster on initiatives that will improve the learning and graduation outcomes of Job Corps students participating in Penn Foster’s academic programs including its accredited high school program.
One of the largest private high schools in the U.S., Penn Foster supports out of school youth and adult learners through its high school diploma program including through delivery onsite at over 100 Job Corps centers. Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.
In announcing the creation of the Job Corps Advisory Committee, Penn Foster’s Chief Outcomes Officer Dara Warn said: "Penn Foster is committed to providing a high-quality education that prepares Job Corps students to obtain secondary diplomas and successful careers, whether they are apprenticeships for jobs in in-demand industries, the military, or other sectors of the workforce."
Warn added: "The purpose of the Job Corps Advisory Committee is to further establish a communications loop and support infrastructure for the academic managers and instructors at each center with our team at Penn Foster. We look forward to committee members’ providing input, sharing deep expertise, and offering specific recommendations on the program’s policies and processes, including the sharing of feedback on curriculum changes affecting students."
The Job Corps Advisory Committee, whose first meeting is taking place today via conference call, will consist of 10-12 members from a cross-section of Job Corps center staff including academic managers, instructors and others. Committee members will not be employees of Penn Foster.
"The current and continued partnership between Penn Foster and Job Corps is necessary for the students of our program," said Tricia Cox, Advisory Committee member and Academic Manager at Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps. "Together, we are continually committed to Student Success and excellence. This advisory committee will continue this commitment, working together to improve the Penn Foster experience for our future graduates."
About Penn Foster
Students, employers and partner organizations rely on Penn Foster to build the skills and knowledge to power the 21st century workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has been dedicated to helping people lead more meaningful and productive lives and to improving social outcomes through education. Penn Foster provides career pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners through diverse and affordable online diploma, certificate and degree programs, offered via its high school, career school and college. For more informati on, visit https://partners.pennfoster.edu/
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