Walmart Canada launches employee education assistance fund

The retail chain will reimburse workers’ tuition fees for $2,500 yearly

Walmart Canada launches employee education assistance fund

Walmart Canada has kicked off an education assistance program designed to help employees and their eligible family members go back to school.

In the AdvancED program, the retail chain teamed up with Humber College and its educational partners to provide workers with the opportunity to continue their studies.

Walmart will give an annual tuition reimbursement of $2,500 to all full-time employees who will attend any of its accredited colleges or universities throughout Canada.

The company will also provide an extra 20% tuition reimbursement to full-time and permanent part-time workers who will take courses at Humber or one of its partner institutions. This benefit is also available to eligible family members of full-time employees.

Interested employees can sign up for programs and courses in English or in French at any AdvancED network institution. French language education will be handled by Toronto-based Collège Boréal, while additional courses will be made available online in the following months.

Humber and its educational partners will also offer pre-enrolment, career and academic advising services to help Walmart workers choose the right course for them. Program participants can also use on-the-job training and experiences to earn course credits.

“Walmart Canada is committed to supporting the lifelong learning of our associates,” Walmart Canada President and CEO Lee Tappenden said.

“Through AdvancED, our current and future associates can enhance skills required for today while preparing for new and innovative ways of working in the future.”

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