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LACEY MANUFACTURING JOINS POST UNIVERSITY PARTNERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEES ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION 

WATERBURY, CONN. February 18, 2010 – As a new participant in Post University’s Partners in Education Program, Lacey Manufacturing 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 Lacey Manufacturing 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. Lacey Manufacturing offers employees partial tuition reimbursement, making the path to a degree even more affordable.

"At Lacey Manufacturing, we have always looked for ways to improve the lives of our employees," said Randy Fescoe, Manager 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.  Lacey Manufacturing 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 Lacey Manufacturing 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."

Lacey Manufacturing is a full service vertically integrated FDA, ISO 9001/2000, 13485/2003 Medical Certified Contract Manufacturer of finished assemblies, subassemblies and precision components. Backed by more than 80 years of experience, Lacey provides quality, comprehensive turnkey-manufacturing services for the Medical Device, Commercial and Bearing Markets. The vertically integrated services within Lacey provide a team environment that consistently achieves program objectives from a single source at a competitive price. For more information about Lacey Manufacturing, visit http://www.laceymfg.com/.

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.