Walmart partners with online learning platform to provide free tech training to frontline employees.
The country’s largest employer Live Better U education program in new collaboration with Springboard.Walmart has chosen an online provider Mentor- and instructor-led training programs that offer coordinated upskilling and reskilling courses in data analysis, software development, and data-driven strategic thinking.
Launched in 2018 and steadily expanding since then, Live Better U provides 1.5 million Walmart and Sam’s Club employees in the U.S. with educational and career-building benefits, including 100% payment for college tuition and books. designed to provide free access to the resources of
The program is delivered through Springboard for Business, which focuses on employee development for Fortune 500 companies. The program is delivered through a human-led program that combines one-on-one mentorship with live and instructor-led sessions. Walmart pays his 100% of Springboard tuition to a registered associate.
Starting points for business courses available to Walmart and Sam’s Club employees include:
- data analysis Focus on technical data skills such as connecting data with SQL and visualizing data using Python, combined with critical problem-solving and communication skills.
- data-driven strategic thinking Developed for large enterprises, it covers data literacy, strategic thinking, and effective communication skills.
Lorraine Stomsky, senior vice president of Associate Learning and Leadership at Walmart, said: “We are delighted to add Springboard to our list of educational partners.”
Springboard CEO and co-founder Gautam Tambay said: “Both Walmart and Springboard are committed to enabling nontraditional students, regardless of background, to build in-demand skill sets so they can find new career paths, increase their income, and become economically viable. Springboard alumni have earned more than $1 billion in postgraduate salaries since 2016, and this partnership will accelerate and accelerate their impact, which is especially important in the current economic climate. It helps us expand.”
Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, Walmart operates more than 10,500 stores and clubs across 46 banners and e-commerce websites in 24 countries.