Naugatuck Chamber, Post U. look to team up

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NAUGATUCK – Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce employees may soon be able to receive discounted online courses at Post University.

Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce president Lynn Ward announced at the 102nd annual Meeting and Lewis A Dibble Sr. Award dinner at the Aria Banquet Hall that they are looking to form a partnership with Post University.

“Every member of the chamber employees and their dependents, so perhaps their children who are interested in online education through Post University can get discounted courses through the Chamber of Commerce and that is from the relationship that the Waterbury Regional Chamber has with Post University and their support in educating future workforce,” Ward said at the award dinner on Jan. 24.

The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce serves the borough community as a network, resource and advocate in partnership with the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Post University, 800 Country Club Road in Waterbury, offers a majority of their in-person courses with online courses as well, according to its website.

Post University director of communications Joan Huwiler said the secondary education venture is in the preliminary stages and hasn’t been finalized yet.

“It’s an interesting opportunity with the chamber,” Huwiler said.

Huwiler said the higher education institution already has formed similar partnerships for discounted online courses with area banks including Thomaston, Webster and Liberty Banks.

The discounted courses would only be for online courses but can vary between undergraduate and graduate courses, Huwiler said.

Huwiler said they are hopeful and if the initiative moves forward, it’s an exciting chance for the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce employees.