TROY — DeVry University announced a new partnership with Kelly Services Inc., a Troy-based provider of outsourced and consulting workforce employees. Together, the duo hope to close the skills gap and infuse employment opportunities particularly within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career fields.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in occupations related to STEM is projected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022 — an increase of approximately 1 million jobs over 2012 employment levels.
As part of the agreement, DeVry University, based in Downers Grove, Ill. will provide higher education opportunities to Kelly Services employees. With more than 85 locations nationwide and an online learning environment, the university will offer career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs from its five colleges of study. In return, Kelly Services will work with the university’s Career Services Department to promote STEM-related positions to DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management students and alumni.