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APT Foundation joins Post University Partners In Education program to provide employees access to higher education

WATERBURY, CONN. (September 15, 2009)  –  As a new participant in Post University’s Partners in Education Program, the APT Foundation of New Haven, will be able to offer its employees access to quality undergraduate higher education at a reduced tuition rate.

Under the agreement, Post University will offer a tuition grant to employees of APT who want to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree by enrolling in one of the university’s Accelerated Degree Programs.  Employees also will have the option of enrolling in a Post University master’s degree program. APT offers employees partial tuition reimbursement, making the path to a degree even more affordable.                               
“At APT, we have always looked for ways to improve the lives of our employees,” said Jane Tendler, Director of Human Resources. “This program is just another way to provide employees with the education they want and need to improve their skills and 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.  APT 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 APT 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.”

Founded in 1970, the APT Foundation is a private, non-profit organization that provides treatment to individuals with substance use/mental health disorders and has an emphasis on traditionally underserved populations in our community. To this end we operate an inpatient residential facility, a primary care medical facility, an outpatient substance abuse/mental health treatment program, vocational services program, and three methadone maintenance programs within the city of New Haven.  Our programs provide care in a clinical setting that supports positive behavior changes that lead to an improved quality of life.  While in treatment, each of our clients is given the opportunity to learn skills that will help them overcome their dependence and re-establish relationships with their family and community.  

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 4,000 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.