Spectrum to cover 100% of full-time employees’ tuition costs
Charter Communications Inc. recently announced that it will cover 100% of tuition costs for full-time employees pursuing select degrees and certificates through the new Charter Education Benefit. Charter, which operates the Spectrum brand of connectivity products and services, will provide its more than 101,000 employees with better tools and support needed to start, continue, or complete their education, expand their skill sets, and grow their careers with the company.
The Charter Education Benefit provides employees with tuition-free access to a catalog of over 300 online programs as well as degrees from more than 30 universities and learning providers including eCornell, University of Denver, Ohio University, University of Minnesota Crookston, and Spelman College. Spectrum also will cover qualified program-related expenses such as books, supplies, and enrollment fees. Participating employees are encouraged to pursue business-aligned programs in high-growth areas for Spectrum including Operations Management, Marketing, Project Management, and Technology.
The Charter Education Benefit is powered by Guild, a career opportunity company that helps employers invest in their employees through tuition-free education, career development, and coaching. In the last 12 months, learners enrolled in Guild’s Learning Marketplace programs were, on average, 2.2 times more likely to experience internal mobility at their company compared to peers who didn’t use Guild.
In addition to 100% tuition-free undergraduate and associate degrees, employees also will have access to high school diplomas, college prep, certificates, and English language learning programs, with no out-of-pocket tuition costs. Spectrum also will cover up to $10,000 per year for employees to pursue select graduate degrees, as well as undergraduate degrees outside of the Guild catalog.
More information about the program is available online.