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Ability Beyond Disability joins Post University Partners In Education program to provide employees access to higher education

WATERBURY, CONN. (August 31, 2009)  –  As a new participant in Post University’s Partners in Education Program, Ability Beyond Disability of Bethel, will be able to offer its employees access to quality higher education at a reduced tuition rate.

Under the agreement, employees of Ability Beyond Disability will be able to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree by enrolling in one of Post University’s Accelerated Degree Programs at a reduced tuition rate.  Ability Beyond Disability also offers employees partial tuition reimbursement. 

“Workforce Development is always working to identify opportunities for our employees to develop their careers and further their education,” said Rebecca Cosgrove, Workforce Development Supervisor for Ability Beyond Disability. “This program is just another way that we can help encourage our employees in their educational pursuits which will help them to advance their careers.”

Employees will have the option of taking courses at one of the university’s regional locations or completely online.  They can earn a master’s degree in as little as 14 months, and a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months.  Ability Beyond Disability Employees also will receive college credit for select corporate education and training courses, as well as for courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities.

“We are delighted that Ability Beyond Disability has joined our other Partners in Education companies in providing their employees a flexible, convenient and affordable way to earn a college degree,” said Frank Mulgrew, president of Post University Online.  “We’ve had tremendous success with this program because it gives working adults the opportunity to not only earn a degree, but immediately improve their workforce skills.”

Ability Beyond Disability is a 501{c} (3) organization. It provides a wide range of services for approximately 1,300 people with a disability that inhibits their activities of daily living -- including numerous residential alternatives, employment training, career counseling, job placement services, cognitive and life skills instruction, clinical and therapeutic support, and volunteer and recreational activities. Its services extend into much of Connecticut and the Hudson Valley, N.Y. For more information about Ability Beyond Disability, go to www.abilitybeyonddisability.org.

Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, national award-winning student activities, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. In 2009, it was voted “Best of Waterbury” by the U.S. Commerce Association, and its Online MBA Degree Program received the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award for Innovation Prize.  Also in 2009, it extended its commitment to serving members of the military  by becoming a “Yellow Ribbon” University.  Its nearly 3,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.