- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will offer free tuition to more than 100,00 dealership employees nationwide in a partnership with for-profit Strayer University.
- The Huffington Post reports that Chrysler joins Starbucks and McDonald’s in offering its employees free tuition.
- Workers will have the option of online or in-person coursework as the [email protected] program is implemented in phases, one region at a time, HuffPost reports.
Major corporations are finding it increasingly worth their while to provide access to higher education for employees. This makes their companies a more attractive place to work, reducing turnover. It also creates a more educated workforce. A number of other countries, like Germany, offer significantly more apprenticeship programs to prepare workers for highly skilled positions. HuffPost reports Chrysler’s program will be funded with a flat fee from each dealership to Strayer.