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The Barden Corporation joins Post University Partners In Education program to provide employees access to higher education

WATERBURY, CONN. (November 5, 2009)  –  As a new participant in Post University’s Partners in Education Program, The Barden Corporation 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 The Barden Corporation 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. The Barden Corporation offers employees partial tuition reimbursement, making the path to a degree even more affordable.

“Our mission is not simply to be good at quality, but to excel in quality,” said Dr. Juergen M. Geissinger, President of INA-Holding Schaeffler KG. “Part of Schaeffler’s world-wide Fit for Quality program is Axiom 5, which mandates continuous education and a qualified team as essential to company success.  In keeping with this philosophy of becoming a learning organization, Barden has entered into a partnership with PostUniversity to offer access to advanced education to employees and their immediate families.”

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.  Employees of The Barden Company will also 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 The Barden Company has joined our growing Partners in Education program to provide 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.”

The Barden Corporation, founded in 1942 to manufacture precision bearings for the famous Norden bombsight, is the pre-eminent leader in super precision ball bearing manufacturing in the world today. With facilities in Danbury and Winsted, Connecticut, the company is now part of the Schaeffler Group (Germany); Barden manufactures bearings for aircraft, aerospace, automotive, machine tool, and medical device applications.  Winsted Precision Ball manufactures the rolling elements.

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.