Penn Foster to Launch New Skilled Trades Brand, Adeptli, in Early 2018

November 09, 2017

Leading Workforce Training Provider and Apprenticeship Advocate Unveils Innovative Workforce Development Platform at Launch of National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON, DC (November 9, 2017) — Strengthening its longstanding leadership and commitment to upskilling today's workforce and closing the middle skills gap, Penn Foster today unveiled its new technology-enabled apprenticeship and skilled trades brand, Adeptli, which will launch in early 2018. Penn Foster made the announcement in advance of National Apprenticeship Week (November 13-19, 2017), which was kicked off today with a luncheon hosted by Jobs for the Future in Washington, DC.

The Adeptli brand represents Penn Foster's current Workforce Development programs, delivering skilled trades training and apprenticeships to hundreds of employers across the country including California Steel, Penske and United Auto Workers. Adeptli combines Penn Foster's lengthy history of meeting the needs of the middle skilled workforce and emphasis on apprenticeships with newly introduced proprietary technology that supports, tracks and delivers apprenticeships at scale. Adeptli will set new standards in workplace performance to launch careers and drive business success, ultimately decreasing the skills gap that continues to challenge the US.

"Penn Foster is doubling down on its commitment to skills training and apprenticeships as the most effective way to provide students and employees with more fulfilling, higher paying careers-and mitigating the skills gap," said Frank Britt, CEO, Penn Foster. "We are proud of Penn Foster's rich heritage in providing education and skills training to upskill the US workforce, and in placing more than 5,000 apprentices to date with employer partners. We continue to widen our net with employers, youth-focused organizations and nonprofits that also work to help people get and advance in their jobs while working to strengthen our economy by mitigating the skills gap."

Penn Foster is a DOL-eligible Training Provider, working with the Department of Labor via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and/or corporate-sponsored offerings. More than 700 corporations across the country utilize Penn Foster training and support solutions to educate their workforce. Utilizing its content library in excess of 3,000 courses, Penn Foster can build custom apprenticeship programs with contextualized related technical instruction geared toward partner and employee specialization and industry.

Also in concert with National Apprenticeship Week, Penn Foster will host a webinar on November 14, 2017 for companies looking to launch or reinvigorate their apprenticeship programs. Titled "The Apprenticeship Guide: 5 Steps for Launching Your Next Apprentice Program," this how-to webinar will feature the five best practices for companies looking to launch apprenticeship programs, and will showcase how [customer] successfully implemented online learning into its workforce training programs. Those interested in attending the November 14 webinar may register here.

About Adeptli
Adeptli creates, deploys and delivers operator-focused workforce development and career training programs that build essential skills to meet the needs of existing and emerging workplace challenges. By combining practical industrial and business training with universal soft skills, we close the skills gap while enabling workplaces to communicate and collaborate more productively. Adeptli develops the essential job skills that launch and accelerate careers, drive business outcomes and set new standards in workforce performance. For more information, visit

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. With more than 30,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's online and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced, competency-based model wrapped by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. For more information, visit or our partners site at


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