Wal-Mart Teams With Online University to Educate Workers

June 4, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and American Public University said Thursday that the for-profit online institution would become the retailer's "education provider," offering discounted courses to the company's 1.4 million employees and awarding them academic credit for "job learning and experience" gained at work. American Public University System officials said Wal-Mart employees would get a 15 percent discount on the university's courses, and Wal-Mart officials told The New York Times that workers who receive company training in areas such as "pricing, inventory management and ethics" could earn as many as 24 credits toward a 61-credit associate degree or a 120-credit bachelor’s degree.

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