Fostering Skills for the Future Workforce

Providing flexible training and education for in-demand skills

Penn Foster Group

Penn Foster Group is a portfolio of companies that provide online education and training solutions. It includes Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, Penn Foster College, CareerStep, Ashworth College, James Madison High School, the New York Institute of Photography, the New York Institute of Art and Design, and other online learning platforms. Together, we create an accelerated path to greater economic mobility through real-world skills and knowledge that enable learners to achieve long-term success in the workplaces of the future.
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Hear From Our Learners 

Learn more about how our programs have met learners where they are to get them where they need to go.  
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Careers at Penn Foster Group

At Penn Foster Group, we believe in creating a company culture that fosters employee success and enables learners and partners to achieve their goals.

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The History of Penn Foster

Inspired by Penn Foster’s founder, Thomas Foster, who pioneered distance education in 1890 by offering training by mail for coal miners to receive necessary skills for safer jobs, Penn Foster Group has a long history of fostering learners to reach their goals, looking to the future to help them reach their full potential.