Roberts Wesleyan College launched its Corporate Partnership program earlier this year, and has signed on over 20 organizations to date.
The program provides affordable and accessible educational opportunities to local businesses and their team members looking to advance their education.
“As a business owner, I look to establish new partnerships that will be enduring ones, and this opportunity with Roberts Wesleyan aligns perfectly,” said Dwight Palmer, president of Palmer Food Services. “I believe not only the mission of the college, but also the benefits of higher education for career advancement. This educational opportunity can enable our associates to advance their careers through academic achievement and strategic vision.”
Roberts Wesleyan’s educational partnership agreements are with Canandaigua National Bank, Catholic Charities, CDS Life Transitions, Dixon Schwabl, Erie County Medical Center, Excellus Health Plan Inc., Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM, HCR Home Care, Heritage Christian Services, Hillside Family of Agencies, Hurlbut Care Communities, Jewish Senior Life, Kirkhaven Transitional Care, Mary Cariola Children’s Center, MedAmerica/Vituity, Palmer Food Services, Paychex, Rochester Regional Health, St. Ann’s Community, Tompkins Financial Advisors, Villa of Hope and YMCA of Greater Rochester.
Partnership benefits include a 25 percent discount for benefit-eligible employees, spouses and dependents, which can be combined with corporate tuition-assistance programs; accelerated, part-time and full-time classroom and online options designed to support work-life balance; experience and mentorship with faculty who have real-world perspectives and who focus on students and their success; and 60-plus undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, four bachelor’s completion programs and a Doctor of Psychology program.
The Corporate Partnership program is part of the college’s 2016-21 strategic plan. Email partners@roberts.edu or visit roberts.edu/partners for information.