When College Becomes a Benefit of Employment
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge
These days working in a fast-food restaurant or other service-industry job often comes with a new benefit: a college education.
More employers are offering tuition assistance to workers or even letting them take courses for free. Big-name companies such as Starbucks, Walmart, Chipotle, and McDonald's are hoping the move will attract workers and keep them from leaving so quickly; for colleges, the efforts can be a source of new students, especially for new online programs.
This podcast explores the viability of these education-as-a-benefit programs and if they actually help employees build the skills and competencies needed for better jobs.