Tuition reimbursement is now a common practice in professions where additional training is valued. Propose this policy in your work place by using this template.
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We at [Company] are a well-educated bunch — and without our education and training, we would not be able to work here. We pride ourselves on our continued educations and know that they are a necessary and appreciated part of our jobs at [Company] . We believe that being reimbursed for the money we will spend obtaining further expertise would be an excellent additional perk to our jobs.
Tuition reimbursement is now a common practice in professions where additional training is either expected or desired. A huge and diverse array of major companies, from Apple to Chipotle to FedEx, offer tuition reimbursement — some for entire degrees, others for coursework up to the $5,250 a year that can be granted to employees tax-free.
The benefits of [tuition reimbursement are best illustrated by the insurance company Cigna[(https://www.luminafoundation.org/files/resources/talent-investments-pay-off-cigna-full.pdf). In 2014, the company found that it not only had a lower turnover but that it also saved money on recruitment and new talent management and got a 129% ROI after investing in its Education Reimbursement Program. It is our stance as the employees of [Company] that tuition reimbursement would have a similar effect not just on current staffers, but also on future hires as well.
We are requesting that [Company] :