Springfield College has partnered with Vinfen, a leading provider of services for individuals with disabilities and life challenges, to assist with providing education and training opportunities for Vinfen professionals locally, regionally, and nationally.
As part of the agreement, Springfield College will provide employee partnership grants to Vinfen employees who are enrolled in Springfield College Regional and Online Continuing Education degree programs through any of its locations including: Springfield, Mass.; Boston, Mass.; St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Wilmington, Del.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Tampa Bay, Fla.; and Houston, Texas.
Vinfen employees will be eligible to receive a partnership grant for each degree pursued at Springfield College, and the grant will be awarded through the Springfield College financial aid process.
“Attaining a degree while balancing work and family is difficult for the average working adult,” said Vinfen Vice President of Human Resources Kathy Krysiak. “Vinfen is excited about its Springfield Partnership because it helps open the door to an affordable, flexible, and high-quality college education for our staff that will benefit both the staff themselves and the people we serve as a human services provider.”
In addition to the employee grants, students may also be eligible to have prior learning evaluated for college credit. Credits may be awarded as transfer credits for completed and approved trainings and certifications or through a prior learning assessment portfolio process as outlined in the College’s experiential learning handbook.
For more information, contact the Springfield College Office of Regional, Online, and Continuing Education at (413) 748-3630.
Established in 1977, Vinfen is one of the most dynamic and innovative health and human services organizations in the country. With over 200 locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Vinfen is a premier provider of services for adolescents and adults with disabilities or life challenges. They provide a wide range of evidence-based programs in recovery, supported living, habilitation, education, employment, clinical, and peer support. For more information, please visit, www.vinfen.org.
Springfield College is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational institution founded in 1885. Approximately 4,100 students, including 2,500 full-time undergraduate students, study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its regional campuses across the country. Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy – educating in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.