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College credit for Wal-Mart training

June 3, 2010

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced a program in which its workers can receive college credit for their in-store training and get a tuition discount toward a college degree.

Wal-Mart also said it will commit $50 million over three years to help workers pay for books and tuition above the reduced tuition rate at American Public University, an online institution.

The credit for training can be applied mainly to business- and retail-related courses for about 1 million Wal-Mart employees.

Wal-Mart executives said the link with the school will help workers attain better jobs both inside and outside the company.

Alicia Ledlie, Wal-Mart senior director for associate development, said the company looked at 81 colleges, including brick-and-mortar institutions, and decided American Public University, based in Charles Town, W.Va., was the best fit.

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