Most employers have a good read on the usage and expenses of their tuition reimbursement program. But how much do you know about the other external employee education programs your company is paying for? Maybe not as much as you think.
Employers are always looking for cost-effective ways to support employee development. However in many organizations, tuition reimbursement policies that specify “for credit only” degree programs miss out on valuable non-degree options.
Non-traditional learning programs offer a lot of promise for both students and employers. But there are obstacles to widespread acceptance, namely the absence of an external mechanism to assure consistent educational quality.
Employers looking to maximize tuition investments would do well to consider non-degree programs. Already embraced within the high-tech community, these non-traditional programs offer many industries a quick, less-expensive way to maintain critical skills.