COLUMBUS, OH and VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - December 13, 2016) - Business process outsourcing (BPO) provider Arvato has partnered with FranklinWORKS, the workforce development arm of Franklin University, to boost development opportunities for its employees.

The new relationship will provide Arvato employees with access to a number of tuition benefits when studying towards an Applied Associate of Science degree in Finance or Business Administration at the University, one of the leading educators of working adults in the United States of America.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn college credits for on-the-job training completed as part of their career development, as well as receiving tuition discounts.

Fara Haron, Executive Vice President, CRM North America, Arvato, commented: "Attracting and retaining high-caliber candidates is key to the success of our business. By combining work and study, the new partnership offers our employees opportunities for life-long learning, while improving the professional performance we provide to our clients."

"We are honored to partner with Arvato and offer their employees an opportunity to continue their education," said Bill Chan, Executive Director, Partnership Development. "Through academic partnerships, FranklinWORKS can develop employees from within a company with the added benefit of preparing that company's workforces to lead their organizations forward into a competitive market. Through our work with Arvato, the University continues its mission to provide high quality, relevant education to the broadest possible community of learners to achieve their goals and enrich the world."

About Arvato
Arvato is an international service provider. Over 70,000 employees design and produce innovative solutions for business customers from all over the world, covering a wide range of business processes along integrated service chains. These include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Digital Marketing, Financial Solutions, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and IT solutions. Arvato is a division of Bertelsmann.

About FranklinWORKS
FranklinWORKS provides partner organizations with educational options to recruit, train, and retain the talent vital to moving an organization forward. We offer customized company courses and certificates, college credit for training, preferred partner pricing, and a generous transfer credit policy to equip your workforce with the tools they need to achieve business and performance goals. For more information about FranklinWORKS, visit or contact Bill Chan at

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (with a new Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate major available this Fall) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

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