What's Next: Will the pandemic dampen interest in tuition benefit programs?

educationdive | May 14, 2020

Tuition benefit programs aren't new, but several high-profile examples have made headlines in the last few years as indicators that companies are changing how they use education support. Beyond attracting workers, these programs are designed to retain them and help employers expand and diversify their talent pipelines.This is particularly true in the retail and food service sectors, where competition for frontline workers was fierce in a strong economy and job-hopping was common. Such programs typically require employees to work at the company for several months before starting and then maintain a certain hourly threshold as they complete the program. In exchange, workers can earn a credential for free or at little cost.

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This policy is to inform applicants, parents, guardians, and Halesowen College staff of the policies and procedures involved in making an application to the College. Halesowen College aims to provide fair and equal access to its higher education courses for all those who have the potential to succeed or benefit from it. The policy will be produced in full on the College website, HE Moodle pages and that relevant sections will be included in the Prospectus, with clear indication of how to find the complete version.

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This policy is to inform applicants, parents, guardians, and Halesowen College staff of the policies and procedures involved in making an application to the College. Halesowen College aims to provide fair and equal access to its higher education courses for all those who have the potential to succeed or benefit from it. The policy will be produced in full on the College website, HE Moodle pages and that relevant sections will be included in the Prospectus, with clear indication of how to find the complete version.

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