WEST ORANGE, N.J., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced the availability of a new high school completion program through Penn Foster, a leading national learning solutions provider. Penn Foster's program is designed for students from teenagers to adult learners who are interested in pursuing higher education and career training but lack a high school diploma.
Students accepted into the Penn Foster program can work towards a regionally and nationally accredited Penn Foster High School diploma at their own pace, through a combination of online and classroom instruction offered at Lincoln Tech campuses around the country. The program is currently available at the following Lincoln Tech campuses: Atlanta, GA; Center City Philadelphia, PA; Melrose Park, IL; Union, NJ; and Brockton, Lowell, and Somerville, MA.
The program is available at no cost to accepted students and credits may be awarded to students who have completed some level of high school and/or GED equivalent. Upon completion of the Penn Foster High School program, students will have the opportunity to continue their education via career training at Lincoln Tech.
"We are pleased to partner with Penn Foster to introduce a program of this caliber," said Lincoln's President and CEO Scott Shaw. "It is our hope that the program will not only support our students but also the entire community by providing residents with a pathway to earn a diploma and pursue higher education and career training."
Dara Warn, Chief Marketing and Product Officer of Penn Foster agreed. "Lincoln Tech, with their history of skills training and excellence in postsecondary education, is a natural fit for Penn Foster," Warn says. "We're excited to give our graduates the possibility of transitioning directly into a career-focused training program after earning their high school diploma. Combined with a Penn Foster diploma, Lincoln Tech training can help to open a number of doors that may otherwise be closed to job-seekers around the country."
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology, and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 31 campuses in 15 states under four brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, and Lincoln College of New England. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institutes in the states of Connecticut, Maryland and Florida.
For more information, go to lincolntech.edu.
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and hybrid learning for 125 years through its high school, career school and college. Through direct enrollment by students as well as partnerships with schools and businesses, more than 13 million people have taken Penn Foster-enabled courses to further their education and better position them for life success.