Charter Communications, which operates the Spectrum brand, announced this week it will cover 100% of tuition costs for full-time employees pursuing select degrees and certificates through the new Charter Education Benefit.
The Charter Education Benefit provides employees with tuition-free access to more than 300 online programs and degrees from more than 30 universities and learning providers, including eCornell, University of Denver, Ohio University 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.
“Spectrum has always been a great place to build a long and fulfilling career, for both those with and without college degrees,” said Paul Marchand, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Charter. “Our employees earn competitive wages, receive high-quality and affordable benefits and now, with the new Charter Education Benefit, they can pursue a tuition-free college degree.”
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.
“Spectrum is spearheading what it means to unlock career opportunity in the communications industry, providing best in class programs, support and resources for their employees to learn and advance in their careers,” said Rachel Romer, CEO, Guild. “Guild is looking forward to partnering with Spectrum on this strategic investment in their workforce.”
[Information via news release from Charter Communications.]