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Harrison College and McGraw-Hill Education Partner to Offer Career and Business Training

Indianapolis, IN, December 07, 2011 --( Harrison College (, a private sector college with more than 6,000 students studying at 12 campuses and online, has announced that it has formally entered a partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, a leading content, software and services-based education company, to develop customized training and professional development programs in areas such as 21st century skills, leadership training and computer technology for companies globally.

Through the partnership, McGraw-Hill Education will develop full curriculum, as well as interactive digital components and presentations, assessments and success measurement criteria. Harrison College will facilitate the training programs, providing the instructors, the online learning environment, and other services. The training can be conducted at the customer’s place of business, an offsite facility, online, or a combination of the three. There is also a solution that allows the training to be viewed using smart devices.

Together, Harrison College and McGraw-Hill Education plan to offer varying levels of customization and training development, much of which will feature media-rich and interactive components. By providing curriculum and training that is more customized and more interactive, Harrison College and McGraw-Hill will foster greater engagement and success for employees and companies worldwide.

“Harrison College and McGraw-Hill will offer a business training model that is very different than any other in the market,” said Dr. Dennis A. Trinkle, Harrison College provost and chief academic officer. “We will bring training to the customer, both literally and figuratively. Content will be customized based on the customer’s unique business needs, and delivered in a way that they find most convenient.”

“This partnership is yet another example of how McGraw-Hill Education is following through on its strategy to become the premier provider of education services and digital learning, two areas with strong underlying secular growth drivers globally,” said Chris Cardona, Career Education, Readiness and Training consultant, McGraw-Hill Education. “We are very excited to be able to work with such a well-regarded and trusted career education institution as Harrison College.”

“We understand that area businesses not only need entry-level graduates, but viably skilled employees throughout their organizations,” said Chris Hutchinson, Harrison College’s Director of Program Development.

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About Harrison College:
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 6,000 students throughout the United States and internationally, with 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, a culinary school in Indiana and one in North Carolina, and courses online at The institution grants associate and bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice, and veterinary technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom or a combination of both. Accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Harrison College is dedicated to excellence in higher learning and is currently a candidate with The Higher Learning Commission, an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College and has a rich history of preparing students for success in their chosen profession. For more information, visit

About McGraw-Hill:
McGraw-Hill Education is a content, software and services-based education company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions, which improve learning outcomes around the world. McGraw-Hill is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. The company has offices across North America, India, China, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions available in more than 65 languages. For additional information, visit

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