Lifelong Learning: Creating Opportunity Through Education

Since 2010, Walmart has been helping associates succeed in retail careers through an education initiative called Lifelong Learning.
Jun 22, 2016 9:00 AM ET

Walmart | Creating Economic Opportunity 

The program focuses on building skills and credentials beyond their immediate job at Walmart. The learning opportunities range from foreign language courses to classes for completing a high school diploma, as well as earning no-cost college credit through on-the-job skills. Since the program began, it included these highlights:

  • More than 7,000 associates accepted into our no-cost high school and GED programs
  • More than 60,000 associates who have received no-cost language learning in English and 29 other languages
  • More than 2.5 million hours of college classroom time saved
  • More than 8,000 associates who have started college and taken more than 65,000 college courses available at reduced or no cost
  • More than 1,000 associates who have graduated from college after taking advantage of courses and tuition discounts
  • More than $48 million in tuition and program fees saved for associates, as they build their way toward a brighter career

View the complete Walmart | Global Responsibility Report 2016