Chrysler, Jeep dealer employees and families to earn free Strayer degrees

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Chrysler, Jeep dealer employees and families to earn free Strayer degrees.

FCA US LLC announced today the national rollout of its Degrees@Work program and the newly developed Degrees@Work Family offering with Strayer University, designed to provide a no-cost, no-debt college degree to participating FCA US dealership employees and their immediate family members. The program will be available starting Monday to 180,000 employees at the 2,600 FCA North America dealerships that sell Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, and also will be offered to approximately 700,000 family members of dealership staff. The new benefit is part of a renewed effort for FCA dealerships to retain staff and create a better-educated workforce, said Al Gardner, head of FCA dealer network development.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Gardner said that employees at participating dealerships will be eligible to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees at no cost. Strayer University is a postsecondary institution with a more than 120-year history educating working adult students online and at campus locations across the country. “We are proud to partner with a true innovator like FCA US to offer this first-of-its-kind employee benefit,” said Karl McDonnell, CEO of Strayer Education, which owns Strayer University. “At Strayer, we’re dedicated to improving the way education and business work together. Depending on the selected program of study, courses will range from business administration and accounting to education, information systems and other areas. FCA dealerships will pay a flat fee to allow employees to participate in the program. “We’re thrilled to expand the benefit not only to all of our dealerships nationwide, but also to dealership employees’ immediate family members,” Gardner said in a statement.

The University includes Strayer@Work, which serves corporate clients by delivering the next generation of performance improvement and workforce development. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.” To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fca-us-launches-nationwide-no-cost-college-education-for-dealership-employees–families-300182668.html

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