Analysis carried out by Guild discovered that its college students enrolled via employer applications just like Lowe’s are twice as seemingly as the common worker to obtain a promotion or new function.

“At Lowe’s, we imagine better entry to training results in extra alternatives, and our success is intertwined with our associates’ success and their means to constantly be taught,” stated Janice Dupré, Lowe’s govt vice chairman of human assets. “We actively take heed to our associates to determine how we may also help them within the many aspects of their lives. This debt-free training providing is among the some ways we’re working to assist our associates attain their profession potential whereas flattening conventional obstacles that usually make it tough for them to acquire a level.”

Lowe’s new training program affords debt-free tuition help to associates in search of to earn undergraduate certificates or levels, or enroll in English language studying, highschool completion or faculty prep applications. The training profit is designed for busy working adults. Packages embrace versatile courses that match completely different schedules, totally lined textbooks and course charges, and one-on-one help from Guild coaches. Lowe’s will proceed to supply direct funds of up to $2,500 yearly in tuition help for greater than 165 further educational applications serving associates to scale back the burden of up-front, expensive tuition funds. 

Lowe’s is dedicated to creating pathways for extra individuals to entry greater training whereas strengthening its pipeline of associates from all backgrounds and experiences. Educational companions within the Guild program embrace the College of Arizona – a Hispanic-Serving Establishment – and HBCUs akin to Morehouse Faculty, North Carolina A&T State College and Paul Quinn Faculty.

For 20 years, Lowe’s has partnered with prime scholarship organizations to contribute to scholar success. Just lately, Lowe’s introduced a $9 million funding in choose faculties and scholarship applications to supply historically underserved college students with better entry to greater training and pathways to future Lowe’s employment.

“With the persistent warfare for expertise, it is extra crucial than ever to put money into staff,” stated Rachel Carlson, Guild’s CEO and co-founder. “By providing debt-free training and upskilling, Lowe’s is increasing their long-term strategic dedication to offering profession pathways, abilities and help that each employee must open doorways to their desires.”

Moreover, Lowe’s affords a long-standing tuition reimbursement program, which reimburses associates as much as $2,500 yearly in training bills. Lowe’s additionally continues to supply Monitor to the Trades, a company-funded pre-apprentice certificates program to assist as much as 4,000 part-time and full-time associates pursue careers within the expert trades annually. Lowe’s covers one hundred pc of tuition for Monitor to the Commerce diplomas in HVAC, photo voltaic, business HVAC, equipment restore, multi-family services administration, electrical and plumbing. This program helps Lowe’s dedication to constructing a future technology of expert trades professionals via the Technology T motion.

Kelly Pennington, a scheduling and staffing administrator at Lowe’s retailer in Madison, Tennessee, is pursuing a bachelor’s diploma in behavioral science via on-line programs with Wilmington College. Her studying expertise has impressed her to encourage others to enroll in Lowe’s education schemes.

“After I hit my 20 years with Lowe’s, I assumed, ‘I feel it is time to enterprise and go one other course.’ However as I am persevering with to be taught via the education, I may truly take this and apply it extra with Lowe’s,” Pennington stated. “Being concerned within the place that I am in now, I truly get to advertise the education to different associates. A variety of occasions after I point out I am going again to high school and Lowe’s pays for it, they’re like, ‘Actually?’ You type of see them gentle up.”

To be taught extra about Lowe’s debt-free program, go to lowes.guildeducation.com.

About Lowe’s  

Lowe’s Corporations, Inc. ( NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 house enchancment firm serving roughly 19 million buyer transactions every week in the USA and Canada. With fiscal 12 months 2021 gross sales of over $96 billion, Lowe’s and its associated companies function or service almost 2,200 house enchancment and {hardware} shops and make use of over 300,000 associates. Primarily based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s helps the communities it serves via applications targeted on creating secure, inexpensive housing and serving to to develop the following technology of expert commerce consultants. For extra data, go to Lowes.com.

About Guild

Guild is a social influence firm that empowers American staff to unlock life-changing alternatives for private {and professional} development via training, skill-building, and training. As a licensed B-Corp based to bridge the hole between training and employment for working adults within the U.S. in want of upskilling for the way forward for work, Guild’s industry-leading know-how platform permits the nation’s largest employers — together with Walmart, Chipotle, Uncover Monetary Companies, Hilton, Macy’s, Goal, and The Walt Disney Firm — to supply strategic training and skilling to their staff. Guild connects staff to a studying market of the nation’s finest studying companions for working adults with tuition paid by the corporate. Guild’s funds and know-how platform, curated studying market, and superior training and profession providers come collectively to assist working grownup learners advance of their training and profession, debt-free. For extra data, go to https://www.guildeducation.com/.

Media Contact: Steve Salazar
Lowe’s Corporations, Inc.
[email protected]

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