Redesigned Site Spotlights Student Successes, Features More Interactive Study and Career-Planning Tools and Expands Online Community Platforms
SCRANTON (March 6, 2013) - Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced the launch of its new website. The redesigned website is one of the company’s many efforts to create additional value for its students to help them perform better academically and, more importantly, secure superior employment.
“We are very pleased and excited with the new design of our website,” said Dara Warn, Chief Marketing Officer of Penn Foster. “Our students, alumni and prospective students will now experience a more vibrant and seamless view of Penn Foster’s value proposition, especially how we help individuals reach their education and career goals. We feel the new site brings Penn Foster to life by particularly highlighting the success of our students and graduates.”
The new website, based on the input of student focus groups, has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout. Specifically, users now have access to more detailed information on Penn Foster’s programs and courses as well as study, time management and test taking tips. Online visitors can also learn more about Penn Foster’s distinguished faculty through Q&As with authors, thought-leaders and real-world practitioners who teach the school’s courses.
With the launch of the new website, Penn Foster has also expanded its online communities, connecting tens of thousands of students, faculty and alumni and providing outstanding support to Penn Foster’s diverse audiences. Most importantly, the website further celebrates the achievements of current Penn Foster students and graduates by profiling students and sharing their success stories.
Penn Foster will continue to expand upon its digital presence with new areas for schools and corporations to learn about Penn Foster solutions. The site will include information on how businesses can partner with the school to ensure employees gain the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in a particular industry, as well as collaborative opportunities for school districts and community colleges.
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and hybrid learning for more than 100 years. Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in its high school, career school and college to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the skills gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster’s high-quality, affordable distance education allows students the flexibility to complete programs around their schedules with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty. For more information, visit www. pennfoster.edu.