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.
Today Disney announced the launch of Disney Aspire, a groundbreaking education program for 80,000 hourly employees in the US. The program includes a network of schools that offer a wide array of disciplines and diplomas—including college and master’s degrees, high school equivalency, English-language learning, vocational training, and more. The company covers 100 percent of the cost of tuition, application fees, books, and materials. Aspire gives employees choice and flexibility with their studies, regardless of whether the program and classes they choose are tied to their current role at Disney. Disney has partnered with Guild Education to provide personalized coaching for participating employees. Click here to learn more.
Disney is frequently recognized for its upskilling efforts and is a featured player in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers. Learn more about Disney’s upskilling efforts in our sections on High School Completion/Equivalency, Employee Training, and College Degrees.
More upskilling news from Disney
- How Disney Is Helping Its Women Learn to Code, May 2018
- Disney Launches New $50 Million Higher Education Program for Employees, January 2018
Tweet “We are constantly looking at ways to help people realize their ambitions and fulfill their dreams, this program is the latest in that effort.” -Jayne Parker, Senior EVP & Chief HR Officer @WaltDisneyCo
Tweet “Our team set out to design the most comprehensive, flexible and high-quality education investment program offered to employees today.” -Jayne Parker, Senior EVP & Chief HR Officer @WaltDisneyCo
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