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New Initiative by UPS to Expand Community College-Employer Partnerships Announced at Department of Education Community College Summit
Skills for America's Future, a national initiative to connect employers with community colleges to provide 21st century skills to American workers, today announced a significant commitment by UPS, the world's largest package delivery company. The announcement was made at the U.S. Department of Education's Community College Summit in Indianapolis. As its commitment to Skills for America's Future, UPS will institute a new Workforce Advisory Board to expand the career options for students in community college training programs, improve job placement rates and promote economic growth in local communities.
"Partnerships between community colleges and business are key to helping students move from the classroom to the workplace and careers," said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. "We applaud UPS and other corporate leaders for joining the Skills for America's Future initiative announced by President Obama, as we all work together to educate our way to a better economy."
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UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.