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February 27, 2004
Contact: Robin Throne
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., February 27, 2004 – American InterContinental University (AIU) Online, one of the fastest-growing universities in the world, announced today that Fleetguard Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of filtration and exhaust products for diesel powered equipment, has become the most recent addition to the AIU Online Educational Partners Program.
Fleetguard joins more than 100 other leading businesses (such as Verizon, Honeywell, Sears, UPS, General Electric, Boeing and Citigroup) who have become members of the AIU Online Educational Partners Program to assist their employees in pursuing their educational goals. Each program partner agrees to provide tuition reimbursement grants for employees and their immediate family members who enroll at AIU Online. In return, AIU Online waives the application fee for employees of program partners; provides employee applicants with streamlined enrollment, tuition reimbursement and payment processes; and provides seminar speakers for company events. AIU Online also offers Educational Partnership Programs to community colleges, military groups and other organizations.
“We are pleased that Fleetguard has joined the ranks of forward-thinking businesses who recognize that online education enables their employees to advance their knowledge and skills while remaining productive at work,” said Nick Fluge, chief operating officer of AIU Online and president of the Online Education Group of Career Education Corporation.
“At Fleetguard Inc., we are invested in each employee’s future,” said Barbara Wright, human resources manager. “AIU Online has helped us to further that mission. With its virtual campus, advanced technology and interactive classes, AIU Online provides an effective any time, any place and at any pace education accessible to everyone in the company.” Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Fleetguard has 6,000 employees worldwide, 23 production plants in nine countries, 16 distribution centers on six continents and three joint ventures.
AIU Online offers degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, Education, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Visual Communication. For more information, visit http://www.aiuniv.edu/online-education or contact Nichole Brash, director of AIU Online’s Educational Partners Program, at email@example.com.
American InterContinental University is a wholly owned subsidiary of Career Education Corporation (Nasdaq:CECO). CEC operates 78 campuses in the U.S., Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates and had approximately 83,200 students as of January 31, 2004. AIU Online is the Web-based virtual campus of American InterContinental University, an international university with onsite campuses located in Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; London, England; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.