TROY, MI--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2011) - Kelly Engineering Resources (KER®), a technical staffing service of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB), partnered with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to award grants to three NAF engineering high school academies throughout the United States. This is the fourth year that KER and NAF worked together to support engineering academies.

Engineering Academies located in New Orleans, Miami, and Queens, New York, each received a $2,000 grant to help fund a specific school engineering project. To qualify, administrators from NAF engineering high school academies completed an application detailing a specific engineering project, including the impact the project would have on a student's learning experience. Grant proposals were reviewed by a panel of judges from Kelly Engineering Resources and awarded to the three schools with projects that best met the criteria of enhancing the current curriculum.

Winners for 2011, listed with their winning project, are:

  • The Sara T. Reed High School / Academy of Engineering, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Funding of Introduction to Engineering Design curriculum
  • Miami-Sunset High School / Academy of Engineering, Miami, Florida
    Fund student robotics competition team
  • High School CTEA Academy of Engineering, Queens, New York
    Purchase technology necessary (completing Engineering curriculum) to utilize solar panels donated to school in 2009

About the National Academy Foundation
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed network of career-themed academies that open doors for underserved high school students to viable careers. For nearly 30 years, NAF has refined a proven model that provides young people access to industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals. NAF academies focus on one of four career themes: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, and engineering. Employees of more than 2,500 companies volunteer in classrooms, act as mentors, engage NAF students in paid internships, and serve on local Advisory Boards. During the 2009 - 10 school years, 500 NAF academies served more than 50,000 students across 41 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NAF's national graduation rate of 90 percent testifies to the effectiveness of this effort. For more information, visit

About Kelly Engineering Resources
Since 1998, Kelly Engineering Resources, a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc., has provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, chemical, defense, energy, medical device, nanotechnology, petroleum, pharmaceutical, power, refining, shipbuilding, semiconductor, and telecommunications. Visit for more information.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Jane Stehney
Kelly Services, Inc.

Dana Nachbar
National Academy Foundation