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Baker & Taylor Partners with Momence High School to Bring Work Based Learning

MOMENCE, ILL., May 14, 2018 – Baker & Taylor,LLC., a fixture in Momence since 1962, has partnered with the local Momence High School to offer a different take on employment and learning. Beginning this year students will be offered the Baker & Taylor Work Based Learning Program which, in partnership with Momence High, will include work based learning classes in addition to normal duties at the local Service Center. “Our goal is to not only provide an opportunity for our youth to gain an income, but to help teach them the skills needed to succeed within the workplace,” says Dieter Jaehn, Director of Operations. “Partnering with our parent company Follett Corporation, we will provide on the job training as well as curriculum type classes within our corporate learning system.”

Through online corporate learning tools and group led instruction students will learn a number of different topics ranging from Business Ethics, Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Relationship Building and more. Each student will also have a company graduation after successful completion of their tenure at Baker & Taylor. After graduation, the program may assist the students in remaining at Baker & Taylor and to take advantage of the company’s college re-imbursement program. “Our young people need to be prepared for productive lives in the competitive global marketplace. “Employers are looking for leaders who can work as part of a team and communicate effectively. Our young adults may have the technical or knowledge-based ability to do a job well, but often soft skills are the make-or-break in getting and keeping a job”, noted Carol Larson Momence High’s School-To-Work Coordinator. “We are looking forward to a business education partnership initiated by the Baker and Taylor Company.”

About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products from approximately 25,000 suppliers to over 20,000 customers in 120 countries. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. For more information about Baker & Taylor visit Baker & Taylor is part of Follett Corporation, the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Follett is headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. For more information about Follett, visit

About Follett Corporation
Follett is a $3.4 billion privately held company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As a leading provider of education technology, services and physical and digital content, Follett works with 70,000 schools and operates more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores. With the 2016 acquisition of Baker & Taylor, LLC, Follett's reach also extends into the public library and global retail markets. For more information, visit For more information on our OER partnership with Lumen Learning, visit