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The largest U.S. private employer commits to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career- driven training and development
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 27, 2021 - Today,
Walmart announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live
Better U (LBU) education program. Starting Aug.
16, the $1 a day fee will be removed for associates, making all education programs paid for by
Walmart. This means approximately 1.5 million part-time and full-time Walmart and Sam's Club associates in the U.S. can earn college degrees or learn trade skills without the burden of education debt. As the largest U.S. private employer,
Walmart is committing to invest nearly $1 billion over the next five years in career-driven training and development.
"We are creating a path of opportunity for our associates to grow their careers at Walmart, so they can continue to build better lives for themselves and their families," said Lorraine
Stomski, senior vice president of learning and leadership at Walmart. "This investment is another way we can support our associates to pursue their passion and purpose while removing the barriers that too often keep adult working learners from obtaining degrees."
The LBU program was initially designed after consulting with experts, reviewing other