Leaders from Columbia College and Columbia Safety & Supply recently announced a new partnership designed to continue strengthening mid-Missouri’s workforce. The college will offer the company’s more than 130 employees as well as their spouses and dependents a 15% discount on tuition for classes taken through its Online and Evening Programs.

“The opportunity to partner with a successful, local company like Columbia Safety & Supply is something we take great pride in,” said Dixie Williams, vice president for Enrollment and Marketing. “Helping adult learners reach their educational goals is at the core of everything we do, and we look forward to serving Columbia Safety and Supply’s employees.”

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Columbia Safety & Supply is part of the GME Supply family of companies which was started in 2005 and maintains its headquarters is in Columbia. Its team is recognized internationally as a leading industrial distributor of fall protection, safety equipment, and gear for at-height industries.

“We’re proud to offer tuition discounts to our Columbia Safety & Supply employees and their spouses through Columbia College,” Andrea Seeley, Human Resource Manager for Columbia Safety & Supply, said. “Partnerships between well-recognized entities like these are just a few indicators of the successes happening in the central Missouri community.”

Columbia College offers six sessions lasting eight weeks each, allowing students to complete their degree quickly. Students can earn an associate degree in 20 months, a bachelor’s degree in 3½ years, and a master’s degree in only 12 months. The college is very transfer-friendly, which may allow a student to graduate even earlier if they have previously attended an accredited college or university.

Students who take classes via the college’s Online or Evening programs or at one of its locations nationwide will also have access to the Truition® program, which offers a transparent look at the cost of college by eliminating all fees and providing books at no cost.

For more information on the new partnership, please reach out to Andrea Seeley with Columbia Safety & Supply at andrea@colsafety.com, or contact Kelsey Anderson, assistant director of Business Partnerships with Columbia College at kaanderson@ccis.edu. For media inquiries, please contact Sam Fleury at (573) 268-8612 or sfleury@ccis.edu.