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partner case studies

We strive to help companies close their skills gaps, improve employee productivity, and increase workforce efficiencies through employee training and apprenticeship programs. Read the stories below to learn about how our partners have seen success with our programs.


In 2016, UAW-Ford faced a shortage of experienced skilled labor in a variety of disciplines due to an increase in retiring journeymen. In an effort to develop a pipeline of qualified candidates, the company worked with Penn Foster to develop a custom curriculum for UAW-Ford's Industrial Readiness Certificate Program. To date, over 5,000 employees have enrolled in the pre-apprenticeship program, with an 86% satisfaction rate. To learn more about how this solution enabled UAW-Ford to upskill their workforce, click here.

Penske Truck Leasing

With over 6,000 truck repair technicians across 700+ service facilities, Penske was seeking create a standardized company-wide training program to train diesel mechanic technicians at various skill levels. Penn Foster developed a custom curriculum consisting of four levels of training that helped Penske technicians gain the knowledge needed to work on a variety of truck makes & models. To date, Penske has issued over 1,600 certifications to its technicians, and has found that employees who complete the training are 50% more likely to stay with the company. Read more about the partnership here.


Seeking a flexible option for their DOL-registered Electrical Apprenticeship program, MetroPower turned to Penn Foster for the related instruction component of the apprenticeship. Penn Foster developed a customized, 576-hour curriculum that fit the needs of MetroPower's commercial and industrial markets, and allowed workers to complete training while traveling for projects. To date, over 125 apprentices have enrolled in the program. Learn more about the program outcomes at this link.

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