Walmart Canada to cover costs of education for associates

Yesterday, Walmart Canada announced a $50 million investment over five years in its Live Better U (LBU) education program. The program will “cover the cost of tuition, books, and course fees for associates,” the company said in a release.

“We believe there is a path for everyone at Walmart and we want to remove barriers to high quality education,” said AnnMarie Mercer, chief people officer, Walmart Canada. “We’re proud that through LBU, we’re offering our associates a program designed with them in mind. LBU meets associates where they are on their educational journey by offering online, flexible programs to help them balance work, life, and school.”