When Tracy Hutchens, an Area Manager at a distribution center in Wisconsin, heard about the $1 a day education program last year, she thought, “there’s got to be a catch … it’s too good to be true.”
Tracy isn’t alone. That’s something we’ve heard a lot since launching the program and honestly the catch is quite simple: We know when an associate like Tracy invests in her education, she will likely want to continue to grow professionally as well. And while we hope our associates choose to do that at Walmart, we are proud that this program will help them grow their careers wherever life takes them.
Now, less than a year later, Tracy knows the program is real and she’s on her way to earning a debt-free degree in supply chain, transportation and logistics management by contributing just $1 a day and with a Guild coach to help her every step of the way. As an online student with no need to commute to class, she’s also able to maintain her career, home and social life.
We are proud to offer associates the opportunity to earn a college degree for just $1 a day – but Live Better U is much broader than that. It’s about making education accessible, providing the tools to help associates like Tracy be successful and creating a path for our people to go as far in their educational journeys as their hard work, vision and talents will take them.
Because Walmart is that place where better is always within reach.
Walmart associates interested in enrolling in Live Better U should visit LiveBetterU.com. If you’re interested in a career at Walmart, visit careers.walmart.com.
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