The American College announced July 1 it has signed an agreement with MetLife to sponsor the new ‘MetLife Learning Center,’ located on The College’s campus in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The Center is a state-of-the-art advanced meeting and classroom facility that will serve as the primary location for the institution’s academic programs.

The MetLife Learning Center will be the home of The College’s master’s degree residency courses each year, as well as other learning opportunities. With the ability to easily draw upon The College’s distinguished faculty and guest speakers, this seminar and lecture space can be customized to meet the unique needs of individual companies and financial services professionals. (To see 360-degree views of the new MetLife Learning Center, click here: http://theamericancollege.edu/subpage.php?pageId=935)

“MetLife has always been committed to the education and professional development of our 10,000+ sales force, and we have made significant investments to ensure that our professionals will continue to be world class ambassadors of our brand, offering clients an outstanding customer experience, and above all, holistic financial guidance,” said Michael J. Vietri, CLU, executive vice president, Individual Distribution, MetLife.

“Given The American College’s reputation as a leader in education for today’s financial services professionals, sponsoring The MetLife Learning Center on its campus seemed a natural fit. It reaffirms MetLife’s commitment to growing and maintaining a strong, experienced face-to-face distribution channel in order to meet the changing needs of our clients,” Vietri said.

The goal of The MetLife Learning Center is to provide educational opportunities and professional development programs – a core value in MetLife’s pursuit to build and maintain its world class face-to-face sales force, according to Vietri. The Center is located adjacent to The College’s state-of-the-art digital TV studio, enabling students and corporate users to create audio-visual content that can be broadcast to select audiences. Lectures and meetings in The MetLife Learning Center can be simulcast with this latest technology.

Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and CEO of The American College, said, “The advanced resources integrated into this unique facility provide The American College with the tools and technology needed to deliver everything from live training sessions to Webinars and teleconferences. Partnering with MetLife in the creation of this advanced learning environment helps us provide education that refines the skills of financial services professionals so they can better serve consumers.”

The American Collegeis the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for over 83 years. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu

MetLife, Inc. is a leading provider of individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife, Inc. reaches more than 70 million customers around the world and MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States (based on life insurance in-force). The MetLife companies offer life insurance, annuities, auto and home insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals, as well as group insurance and retirement & savings products and services to corporations and other institutions. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.