PHOENIX–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Education at Work (EAW) and University of Phoenix have announced an agreement that creates an opportunity for University of Phoenix students and alumni to potentially be hired by EAW. The agreement also includes a tuition program for eligible EAW employees seeking degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. With this partnership, Education at Work employees may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for their degree, allowing them to continue their educational journey and keep improving while maintaining their current employment and career path.
In a tight labor market, collaboration between higher education and training companies offers a strategy to enhance employee education and training opportunities to retain and grow talent.
Education at Work contracts with Fortune 300 healthcare, financial services and technology organizations to recruit students, provide them with a skill set that prepares them for a career and help them cover the cost of their education. “Through our current university partnerships, we have shown that the Workplace Education experience is a differentiator for university students. Students who go through the Education at Work program have higher retention and graduation rates, report greater proficiency in their professional skill sets, and are more likely to land that great job after graduation compared to their institutional peers.” said Scott Blevins, senior vice president. president of alliances and growth of Education at Work.
Together, the University of Phoenix EAW and Workforce Solutions teams identified student profiles that would best fit EAW’s hiring needs. More than 30 University of Phoenix students have been hired through Education at Work so far in 2022.
“By working with the University of Phoenix, we are providing resume-worthy job opportunities to their students across the country. All of us at EAW are thrilled with the caliber of University of Phoenix students who are sure to be the best in our clients’ programs. We look forward to them graduating from the University of Phoenix and leveraging their EAW skill set to take the next step in their career,” said Jaime Núñez, president of Education at Work.
The new agreement includes tuition assistance of up to $5,250 per calendar year for all EAW employees and program participants. Under the $5,250 tuition cap, participating employees can take up to eight undergraduate courses or five master’s courses or three doctoral courses within a calendar year at no charge. The agreement provides additional savings as the university waives resource fees for individual credit courses, certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate courses for participating employees through program completion.
“As the labor market sees a great need for skilled workers, we are delighted to work with Education at Work to offer employees and program participants the opportunity for further education,” said Raghu Krishnaiah, COO of the University of Phoenix. “And we’re equally excited to bring career opportunities to our eligible students through our work with EAW.”
the university of phoenix Workforce Solutions The team offers businesses and community colleges personalized learning and career pathways to recruit, upgrade, retrain and retain their workforce in an affordable and timely manner. Its flexible solutions are aligned with the needs of the workplace and feature live support, career guidance and support tools, educational programs, learning paths and credit options, including certificates, workshops, individual courses, degree programs or any combination of these tools.
About education at work
Education at Work’s mission is to help college students minimize student loan debt while developing career-ready skills. EAW partners with universities to employ students in résumé-worthy jobs, supporting forward-thinking businesses. EAW is part of the Strada Collaborative, a non-profit organization to empower all students. For more information, visit educationinwork.org.
About the University of Phoenix
The University of Phoenix continually innovates to help working adults enhance their careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible scheduling, relevant coursework, interactive learning, and Career Services for Life® help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. For more information visit phoenix.edu.