On the heels of an announcement detailing a partnership between Thomas Edison State University and the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, TESU said Monday afternoon it has also entered a partnership with the Burlington County Regional Chamber of Commerce to allow its employees, members and employees of member companies to earn degrees at the adult higher education university.
According to TESU, the partnership will allow the about 30,000 employees of BCRCC’s 500 member-businesses to enroll in undergraduate and graduate programs for a reduced tuition rate.
The partnership is yet another point in TESU’s initiative to connect directly with chambers to better serve the community.
TESU Vice President of Enrollment Management Dennis Devery said in a prepared statement that reduced costs improve access to the programs offered at the school.
“Education is a key factor for business in retaining a solid workforce with qualified employees,” said Kristi Howell, president and chief executive officer of BCRCC. “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.”