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Branford Hall Celebrating 50 Years of Higher Education!

Events planned for the flagship campus throughout 2015   

Today, people recognize Branford Hall as a leader in promoting education and vocational goals, offering a host of different programs at every one of its 12 campuses, spread out across four states. But it all started with one campus, in Branford, Connecticut, back in 1965.

The Branford vision became a reality when amendments to Title IV of the Higher Education Act allowed students enrolling at small, independent institutions the right to federal aid (in the form of student grants and loans). This allowed jobseekers from every tax bracket the opportunity to enter the workforce with a professional diploma and comprehensive training, thereby gaining a necessary foothold toward working up the ladder.

More comprehensive over time

During the first five years, Branford was primarily a business school, offering administrative and technical training. Since then the vision has expanded, slowly ballooning to a point where the average campus is home to over 400 students, 10 training programs, and state-of-the-art equipment, along with specialized placement and instructional services.

As Branford branched out, opening campuses in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, so too did its ability to change and evolve with the times. In addition to traditional classes, today’s students can also enroll in progressive technology programs geared toward graphic design, computer networking and online security. Most programs range from 10 to 16 months and financial aid may be available to students who qualify.

Ample cause for celebration

In conjunction with Branford’s 50th Anniversary, Paul Ferrise, Director of Branford’s flagship campus, confirms that his staff is busy working on a series of events. Most of these events will be scheduled for the spring and summer semesters, as warmer weather should allow for proper festivities on the campus lawn.

In the meantime, local jobseekers are encouraged to drop by, and get a feel for how much Branford’s flagship campus has grown. There are open houses scheduled for March 14th (10 am – 1 pm) and March 23rd (5 pm – 8 pm), as well as personal consultations by appointment. Jobseekers are also welcome to contact the campus and schedule a personal, guided tour. Drop in, and discover what Branford Hall can do for you.

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