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Published on June 13, 2024
Penn Foster Group Marks New Chapter with Center of Excellence in Chandler, ArizonaSource: Google Street View

Penn Foster Group, known for its digital and data-driven learning solutions, has proudly set foot into Chandler, Arizona, with the grand opening of their Center of Excellence. This new space stretches out across 10,000 square feet at 3133 W. Frye Road, offering a significant expansion that's expected to firmly anchor the company's national footprint, already having hubs in Atlanta, Leigh, Utah, and Scranton, Pa. According to a release from the City of Chandler, this opening represents not just a growth in geography, but a promise to elevate the service to learners through state-of-the-art internal technology and by tapping into the rich local bilingual workforce.

The fresh facility is set to play a strategic role in widening Penn Foster Group’s ability to meet educational needs, as it will not only expand hours of operation but also grow its staff to support more students effectively. In an ecstatic announcement, CEO Kermit Cook stated, “Known for its innovation, thriving business community, and strong workforce, we’re confident that our move to Chandler, Arizona will allow us to bring even stronger outcomes to our learners.

The city itself has echoed this enthusiasm, with Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke remarking on the essence of the Price Corridor’s central location and its amenity-rich environment as factors that continue to draw office-based employers to the area. "We would like to congratulate Penn Foster Group on its beautiful new office and look forward to facilitating their future growth,” he told the City of Chandler's news center. The sentiment aligns with the city’s reputation as an innovation hub, colorfully termed a "Community of Innovation", boasting flourishing business avenues and a burgeoning workforce.

Currently housing a team of 50 employees, Penn Foster Group has ambitions to considerably amplify its workforce to 100 by next year. The group, which provides a unified platform for a variety of educational institutions including Penn Foster, CareerStep, and Ashworth College, among others, underlines a commitment that's resonated since 1890: to supply accessible training for in-demand skills. As outlined in the grand opening announcement, the company continues to embrace its historical ethos by adapting to technological advancements and market needs, all while crafting a workforce fit for the future's unpredictable demands.