Employment and Jobs

Upskilling in the News: Kohl’s Announces New Education Benefit Program that Covers Tuition, Books and Other Fees for Eligible Full and Part Time Associates

January 12, 2022  • 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 share the following news.

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Today, Kohl’s announced a new benefit program available to associates that will cover 100% of tuition, books, and other related fees as part of its debt-free education program. Beginning early spring, all eligible Kohl’s associates will be able to enroll in one of Kohl’s 120+ fully funded programs, where associates can earn certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees in areas such as business, technology, data analytics, and supply chain. The program, powered by Guild Education, also offers courses for high school completion, college prep, English language, and more. Kohl’s will cover other related expenses, such as books and mandatory fees, to help offset other costs of continued education. The catalog of programs, which will be available through a curated selection of learning partners, was designed with Guild Education to help associates achieve their educational and professional goals without having financial barriers stand in the way. Click here to read more.

Even as the pandemic continues to impact our economy and society, we are pleased to see Kohl’s remain committed to advancing the upskilling movement. We hope other businesses find innovative ways to promote upskilling during this difficult time.


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#Upskilling is always in fashion! 👕 @Kohls new #education program covers 100% of tuition, books, and fees.

Through @Kohls new #education program, associates can learn about business, technology, data analytics, and more—without having financial barriers stand in the way.

#Upskilling in the News: @Kohls Announces New #Education Benefit Program that Covers Tuition, Books, and Other Fees for Eligible Associates.

“With the introduction of @Kohls new #education benefit program, we are working to provide [associates] with an opportunity to learn new skills, advance their careers and create better lives for their future.”

“@Kohls focus on building a culture of #learning… enables education, growth and opportunities for our associates. Because when our associates grow and… advance in their careers, we as an organization succeed too.”


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