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 levels.
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.”