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Walmart is starting a new program to hire more teenagers by offering high school students free SAT and ACT prep, subsidizing a large chunk of their tuition, and offering them the chance to earn some college credit. Good idea or not?

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/walmart-offers-teenagers-act-and-sat-prep-and-helps-pay-for-college.html

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Lenin PinaCommunity Specialist
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Excellent post John Huang . I'm also curious to see how many job seekers and employees actually take advantage of similar continuing education benefits offered by their employers/potential employers.

Also, what's the employers perception of employees involved in the companies continuing education programs? Are those employees viewed as potential leaders within the company? Does their involvement offer them a higher consideration when pursuing promotion or career advancement opportunities within the company?

On the job training isn't as available as it was in past so how can employees have access to more learning, development and growth while managing their day to day responsibilities on the job?

Is this something worth mentioning on a resume? How do hiring managers view continuing education applicants?

At a quick glance, it seems to me that employers don't fo enough to promote and encourage employees to participate in these career building benefits. Employee performance reviews should include more 'career progression' conversations to inform and guide employees on strategies to advance in their careers and earning potential.

Open to suggestions, comments, feedback and/or any other info members are willing to share on this topic. Thanks.

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Elyssa DuncanCommunity Specialist
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I think this is an INCREDIBLE idea! It makes me so excited to see that more companies are working to help connect access to education and jobs. It shows they are dedicated to their employees and value lifelong learning. Way to go, Walmart! Thanks for sharing this with the Jobcase community, John Huang !

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