Employment and Jobs

Aramark Offers to Cover Employees’ College Tuition

July 10, 2019  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.

Aramark announced it will provide the opportunity for eligible hourly associates in the US to receive full tuition coverage for college degrees, through InStride, a learning services enterprise designed to connect employers to universities. The Aramark Frontline Education Program is part of a $90 million investment the company made in its employees earlier this year that also includes targeted wage and benefit increases, as well as additional training and development. Eligible Aramark associates will be able to earn their degrees from high-quality universities like Arizona State University. The application process will begin in October 2019 with enrollment for the spring 2020 semester. Aramark, which offers services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, employs 130,000 frontline employees in the US. Click here to learn more.

Aramark joins a growing list of partners in the upskilling movement, including employers who are supporting employees’ development in higher education. Click here to learn more about college degree programs in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers.


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