Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s biggest retailer, plans to offer its U.S. employees the opportunity to earn college degrees in a partnership with American Public University, reports BusinessWeek.
Workers will be eligible for grants from American Public totaling 15 percent of tuition, the Charles Town, West Virginia- based online educator said today in a statement.
Earning degrees in fields such as security management, employees will receive credit for on-the-job experience, American Public University said. Academic work will be done through online classes beginning in September.
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