TRENTON – Thomas Edison State University and the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce (BCRCC) announce a partnership that will allow chamber employees, members, and employees of member corporations to earn industry-valued degrees at New Jersey’s premier university for adult higher education.
The newly signed partnership allows the approximately 30,000 employees of the 500 businesses of the chamber to enroll in the university’s more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with a tuition reduction.
“We are pleased to partner with the BCRCC to provide these academic programs that are valued by the business community,” said Dr. Dennis Devery, vice president of Enrollment Management for the university. “Reduced cost to improve access to accredited programs for adults helps fulfill the university’s mission as well as the mission of the chamber to further the success of its members throughout the community.”
The partnership is part of a state-wide initiative for Thomas Edison State University to connect directly with chambers to better serve the business community as an education provider for employees seeking assistance with degree completion, advanced degree obtainment, and certifications for career advancement.
The BCRCC is dedicated to the prosperity of its members through connecting hundreds of businesses and through academic opportunities and events.
“Education is a key factor for business in retaining a solid workforce with qualified employees,” said Kristi Howell, president and CEO of the chamber. “We are pleased that this partnership will further our mission as an organization and provide an opportunity for world-class education for our members to earn qualifications that will aid their professional success.”
For more information, please call Thomas Edison State University’s Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at (609) 777-5680.