Employment and Jobs

MGM Bets Big on Upskilling

April 28, 2018  • 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 from one of our partners.

Nevada’s higher education system is making college more accessible and affordable for more of the state’s residents. The new MGM College Opportunity Program will cover the cost for MGM employees to enroll in distance education programs at any of the state’s seven public schools. The catalyst for the collaboration is the Starbucks College Achievement Program, where Starbucks employees can take courses at Arizona State University and be reimbursed for their education. But Nevada’s program has a broader reach, as employees of MGM Resorts International — the state’s largest employer — can access any school within the Nevada System of Higher Education. (This paragraph was excerpted from “MGM partnership will pay for employees to go to college” by Natalie Bruzda (Las Vegas Review Journal). Click here to read more.)

We are delighted with MGM’s decision and commend them for joining a growing list of companies committed to advancing the upskilling movement in 2018.



What’s in the cards for @MGMResortsIntl employees? ♠️ A first-rate education and a free college degree.

Education + opportunity = a winning hand. Learn how @MGMResortsIntl & @NSHE are dealing out opportunity to employees.

“First generation students who succeed in college change the educational trajectory for their entire family.” @ThomReillyNV @NSHE


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