Employer Partnerships

Education that Benefits Your Employees -- and Your Organization

People are your greatest asset. So naturally, attracting and retaining the best employees and top achievers is paramount to your success. Improve recruiting, engagement, satisfaction, performance and productivity with workplace learning and employee development solutions that make you more attractive to your employees -- and create more loyalty from them in return.

Franklin University’s reputation for improving access to relevant, high-quality academic programs for working adults includes on-the-job and for-the-job learning. Let’s talk about how, together, we can make a positive impact on your organization.

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Learn more about how Franklin can develop a tailored educational partnership for your organization.

Whitney Iles
Executive Director of Partnerships - FranklinWORKS

Phone: 614.947.6702
email: whitney.iles@franklin.edu

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Education Partnerships

Franklin’s partner organizations get the tools to attract and develop the highly skilled workforce that’s critical to long-term business growth.



Partner Spotlight: Discover

Since 2017, Discover has partnered Franklin to provide employees with free books and a tuition discount on select associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Through the Discover Leadership Education Advancement Program (LEAP), more than 40 Discover associates have obtained B.S. in Business Administration degrees through on-site and online courses. 

Dedicated course sections allowed for curriculum tailored to the organization. As part of the expansion of the initial partnership establishing the LEAP program, all Discover associates now have access to free textbooks and a tuition discount toward Franklin’s bachelor’s and master’s programs.

Dan Bruney

Senior Manager, Discover National Recovery Center

"Everyone, from the professors to the administrative team, is very attentive to our students and makes it a very rewarding experience...So far, we have had two cohorts in the program and it has been a fantastic experience for our employees. The cohorts were taking one class together on-site at our Discover facility each term. This was beneficial because participants are able to share the experience of managing a full-time career and a college-level course load with their co-workers. "

Vanessa Summey ’21

Team Leader, Discover Financial Services

"After being out of school for so long, I was a bit apprehensive about returning to a mostly online format. Franklin’s support immediately put my mind at ease. While the coursework was vigorous and challenging, the instructors were always incredibly helpful, and I felt that they were invested in my success. All of this, partnered with Discover’s investment in my education, has more than prepared me for the next level in my career. "