SOURCE: Kelly Services, Inc.

Kelly Services, Inc.

October 25, 2010 09:59 ET

Kelly Engineering Resources® Awards Academy of Engineering Grants

TROY, MI--(Marketwire - October 25, 2010) - Three National Academy Foundation (NAF) Engineering High Schools have each received a $2,500 grant from Kelly Engineering Resources (KER), a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB).

A.J. Moore Academy, Waco, Texas, Hialeah Gardens High School Academy of Engineering, Hialeah Gardens, Florida, and Zebulon B. Vance High School Academy of Engineering, Charlotte, North Carolina, received the annual grant from KER to support a specific engineering project to be implemented in the 2010-2011 school year. Grant money is used to pursue new ideas, create innovative student programs, and/or fund special events to benefit the Academy students and faculty. 

"We truly appreciate our partnership with Kelly Services," says JD Hoye, President of the National Academy Foundation. "These grants will help three exemplary career academies increase enrollment, facilitate college transition, and better equip students with the tools they need to learn and succeed."

Since 2008, Kelly Engineering Resources has partnered with NAF Engineering Academies across the country. Through the partnership, the Kelly Engineering Grant Program was created to award monetary grants to Academies of Engineering across the country. In addition, KER full-time employees participate in numerous local NAF Advisory Boards where they work to provide students with paid internship opportunities and enhance the career-themed curriculum through their own knowledge of the industry.

"Engineering is an exciting and innovative industry to work in," said Tim McAward, vice president of Kelly Engineering Resources. "At Kelly, we enthusiastically support the next generation of engineers through programs such as the NAF grant program, a program that supports high school students with proven results."

About the National Academy Foundation
The National Academy Foundation (NAF) is an acclaimed national network of high school career academies predominately based in urban districts-schools within schools-with rigorous, career-themed curricula created with current industry and educational expertise.

Each year, NAF serves more than 50,000 students in over 500 Academies in 41 states and the District of Columbia through the Academy of Finance, the Academy of Engineering, the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism, and the Academy of Information Technology. NAF was founded by Sanford I. Weill, Chairman Emeritus of Citigroup Inc., as a partnership between business leaders and educators. Employees of more than 2,500 businesses support NAF students by securing paid internships, volunteering in classrooms, acting as mentors, and serving on local Advisory Boards. NAF's record of success with 90% graduation rates and more than 80% of these graduates going on to college, has garnered the support of corporations, public policy makers, and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit www.naf.org.

About Kelly Engineering Resources 
Since 1998, Kelly Engineering Resources has provided staffing and placement services to a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, chemical, defense, energy, medical device, nanotechnology, petroleum, pharmaceutical, power, refining, shipbuilding, semiconductor, and telecommunications. Visit www.kellyengineering.com/us for more information.

About Kelly Services
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) (NASDAQ: KELYB) is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to 480,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2009 was $4.3 billion. Visit www.kellyservices.com.

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