The cost of post-secondary education is higher than it’s ever been. According to CNBC, the cost of college has gone up 169% since 1980. More and more people are taking on student debt without the certainty of a better future. But what if I told you that if you worked for Walmart, you could go to school…for free. Unbelievable right?
Walmart, the World’s largest retailer, has pledged to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years to train, towards the development and career-driven training of their associates. Whether full-time or part-time, Walmart will fully fund an associate’s education. You’ll be debt-free by the time you finish your program!
So what's in it for you?
- The program offers impressive degrees, including Business Management/Administration, Supply Chain and IT.
- They’re not just offering Bachelors’s degrees, you can also finish a high school diploma, a skilled trade certificate and other certifications, free of charge.
- All the participating academic institutions are accredited.
- Enrolling in the program builds your skills and provides an opportunity to advance. Walmart has a plethora of high-paying corporate jobs, between 70-150k per year. Walmart wants to take care of their own, so associates have a chance to move up as an associate.
- The best part is, it’s completely free.
What's the catch?
- The most obvious thing is you have to be a Walmart associate.
- Most countries are not included in this program.
- You can only apply to colleges that are included in the Live Better U education program.
- They might not have a degree/ program you’re interested in. Most programs are technical, business-related or skilled trades.
Is it worth it?
Absolutely! If you don’t already have an academic certification, or you’ve been thinking about college, this might be an option for you. Elevating your educational background can boost your career path.
Whether you decide to stay with Walmart after your education or not, now you have an arsenal of skills that make you more marketable or allow you to venture into your desired career.
So if you don’t mind working with Walmart, and, you’re looking for a way to save loads on school, this program might be valuable to you.