Penn Foster Group Holds Grand Opening of Center of Excellence in Chandler, Arizona

June 12, 2024
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CHANDLER, Ariz. - Penn Foster Group, a leading provider of digital and data-driven learning solutions for in-demand skills and careers, has officially opened its Arizona Center of Excellence in Chandler, Ariz. This expansion marks the company's largest on-site space and strengthens its national presence beyond existing hubs in Atlanta, Lehi, Utah, and Scranton, Pa.

Located within 10,000 square feet at 3133 W. Frye Road, this Center of Excellence will enable Penn Foster Group to better serve its learners by providing access to new internal technology, continue growing its talented staff in an education-centric location, expand hours of operation to better serve students, and tap into the bilingual workforce available in the greater Phoenix area.

“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,” said Kermit Cook, CEO of Penn Foster Group. "This expansion into Chandler marks a significant milestone for our organization.”      

“We are excited to see more office-based employers like Penn Foster Group lease space in Chandler,” stated Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “The central location of Price Corridor, along with its diverse selection of nearby retail amenities, continues to attract companies looking to expand their footprint. We would like to congratulate Penn Foster Group on its beautiful new office and look forward to facilitating their future growth.”

The opening of the Arizona Center of Excellence is a testament to Penn Foster Group's continued growth and innovation in the online education space. The company is committed to providing learners with a flexible and effective path to achieving their educational goals and helping them reach their full potential.

Penn Foster Group currently has 50 employees in Chandler and plans to grow to 100 employees by next year. Available jobs can be found online.

Penn Foster Group
Penn Foster Group is committed to transforming online learning to help learners by bringing together Penn Foster, CareerStep, Ashworth College, James Madison High School, the New York Institute of Photography, the New York Institute of Art and Design, and other education platforms. Together, these schools create an accelerated path to greater economic mobility through real-world skills and knowledge that enable learners to achieve long-term success in the workplaces of the future.

Penn Foster Group’s history dates back to 1890 when founder, Thomas Foster, pioneered distance education by offering training by mail for coal miners to get the necessary skills for safer jobs. Today, Penn Foster Group continues to deliver on its mission by providing accessible training and education for in-demand skills and building a workforce that's prepared for the future job market.

About the City of Chandler:
Chandler, Arizona has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the city offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth-largest city with a population of more than 287,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The city also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of a select few cities and towns nationally to receive this prestigious designation. For more information, visit, or connect with Chandler on social media.

Media contacts:
Lauren Stash
Penn Foster Group

Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer