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.
Chipotle Mexican Grill announced it will provide the opportunity for all eligible employees to pursue a debt-free college degree through an expansion of the Chipotle Cultivate Education benefits program.
Chipotle is covering 100% of tuition costs up front for 75 different types of business and technology degrees through their partnership with Guild Education, one of the leading education benefits companies in the country. After 120 days of employment, employees are eligible to pursue degrees from leading nonprofit, accredited universities, including The University of Arizona, Bellevue University, Brandman University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Wilmington University.
The launch of the debt-free degree is the latest addition to Chipotle’s Cultivate Education program, which includes an existing tuition reimbursement program, allowing eligible employees to be reimbursed for tuition up to $5,250 a year at the school of their choice. Click here to learn more.
Tweet Hungry for #upskilling? @ChipotleTweets employees (in partnership with @GuildEducation) can now earn one of 75 degrees through @uarizona, @BellevueU, @BrandmanU, @SNHU, and @WilmU.
Tweet “We are proud to launch this opportunity… to help our employees excel in all areas in their lives.” -Marissa Andrada, Chief People Officer @ChipotleTweets
Tweet “This expansion [by @ChipotleTweets] represents the company’s commitment to #upskilling its workforce and helping employees achieve their professional goals.” @RachelRCarlson @GuildEducation
More upskilling news from Chipotle
Chipotle is frequently recognized for its upskilling efforts and is a featured player in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers. Learn more in our section on Models of Upskilling: College Degrees.
- Chipotle Adds Upskilling to Its Menu, August 2017
- A Degree Built For You, March 2017
- College-Business Partnerships Can Solve The Higher Education Affordability Crisis, January 2017
- Five Questions for Marie Davis, Manager, National Recruitment Programs and Partnerships at Chipotle Mexican Grill, December 2016
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