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Webinar: Behavioral characteristics of frontline workers: Using soft skills to develop frontline workers

On April 26, join us for the second in a series of webinars by the GED Testing Service that began with the release of their whitepaper Advancing Your Frontline Workforce With Employer-Sponsored Benefits. Read More


Chipotle’s “Degree Built for You”

Chipotle recently partnered with Bellevue University and Guild Education to introduce a Bachelor’s degree in Business for their employees. The program offers classes that fit into a busy restaurant schedule and is designed to help participants grow their careers with Chipotle. Read More


Webinar: Upskilling Your Frontline Workers With Educational Benefits

On March 29, join our friends at Pearson for the first in a free webinar series to explore ideas and best practices for upskilling today’s frontline workforce to improve company success. Read More


How to Design Education for Adults

Many companies implement a tuition reimbursement program with the aim of helping their employees prepare for industry changes and to advance in their careers. But employers are right to wonder if the degrees programs that their employees enroll in will be effective. Read More


Replicating the Tennessee Promise

While many states and cities are still working through the details and funding behind their attempts to create a free community college program, Tennessee has been busy expanding its scholarship. Read More


College-Business Partnerships Can Solve The Higher Education Affordability Crisis

A handful of innovative colleges are teaming up with employers like Starbucks and Chipotle to support working students, lowering college cost, accelerating time to completion and reducing the opportunity cost of going back to school. Read More


Walmart & Cengage Expand Partnership to Offer Free High School Diploma & Career Training to Family Members of Associates

Walmart's Lifelong Learning program provides associates access to no-cost or low-cost education programs including ESL, high school, career certificates, and the most comprehensive college credit for prior learning program in the country. Read More


WorkLife Partnership & W.K. Kellogg Foundation Launch Upskill Program for Low-Income Workers

WorkLife Partnership’s new Upskill Program is the first of its kind in Colorado and will focus on increasing economic and educational opportunities for workers who receive government assistance. Read More


Expanding Employment Pathways through Impact Hiring

The Innovation Labs are a free fellowship-like program for pioneering companies to test impact hiring innovations while being provided access to consulting support, peer-to-peer cohort learning, and a communications platform to share best practice employment innovations improving their employment brand. Read More


National Retail Federation Foundation Launches Education & Credentialing Program to Help People Secure Jobs in Retail

The National Retail Federation Foundation announced today that it has brought together dozens of retailers and nonprofits to launch RISE Up (Retail Industry Skills & Education), a groundbreaking new training and credentialing initiative designed by the retail industry to help people — regardless of education, background, economic means or age — acquire the skills they need to secure jobs in retail and advance into promising careers. Read More