Employment and Jobs

Upskilling in the News: PepsiCo Launches Debt-Free Education Program for Employees

March 2, 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 are pleased to share the following news.

Today, PepsiCo announced the launch of myeducation, a new debt-free education offering with more than 100 flexible education and upskilling programs. PepsiCo will cover 100% of tuition costs, books, and fees for a wide variety of education programs, in addition to its established tuition reimbursement program. Education paths offered within the debt-free catalog include foundational learning opportunities like high school completion, college prep courses, and English language learning classes; undergraduate degrees in areas like business, operations and supply chain, data analytics, and technology; and bootcamps and certificates in business-aligned areas. myeducation is available to more than 100,000 frontline and professional US-based associates and was designed in partnership with Guild Education. Read more.

Even as the pandemic continues to impact our economy and society, we are pleased to see companies like PepsiCo remain committed to advancing the upskilling movement. We hope other organizations find innovative ways to promote upskilling during this challenging time.

 

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#Upskilling in the News: @PepsiCo Launches Debt-Free #Education Program for Employees, in Partnership with @GuildEducation.

“By investing in targeted #upskilling programs for in-demand roles and providing access to opportunities for higher learning, we can help ensure a future ready workforce.” -Ronald Schellekens, CHRO @PepsiCo

“I always wanted to learn how to drive and if I didn’t jump on that decision, I possibly would regret it because I didn’t know if it would come around again.” -Khaliah Mizell, @PepsiCo CDL Pilot Program Graduate

“We want to provide all employees with access and opportunities to further their careers by expanding their individual skill sets.” -Steven Williams @PepsiCo

“The program gives our frontline team members a competitive advantage to transform their careers and livelihoods, while helping PepsiCo strengthen the communities we serve.” -Kirk Tanner @PepsiCo

 

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