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Partnerships The Benefits of Becoming a WGU Partner

Discover the WGU Talent Development Network

When you become a WGU partner, you also become part of the WGU Talent Development Network. Being a member of this network empowers you as an employer to be an ally for employee development by opening direct access to affordable, reputable, and flexible higher education. 

Becoming part of the network has a number of benefits, including:

  • A straightforward path to flexible, affordable degree programs for employees to gain new skills and help your business succeed.
  • Expanded opportunities for employee progression and satisfaction through degree programs that fit around their work schedule.
  • Access to scholarships and other benefits for employees to pursue a degree without worrying about the financial burden.
  • A flat-rate tuition cost that's paid per term instead of per credit, allowing you as an employer to get the most out of your tuition assistance dollars, as students can finish several courses in a term and earn a degree more quickly than through traditional online degree programs.
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Why Do Our Talent Network Partners Depend on WGU?

“What we need are people who are truly versatile, able to learn efficiently and effectively. ... Those are the kind of people [who] represent graduates of Western Governors University.”

John Steele
Senior Vice President of Human Relations
HCA Healthcare

“Employers in the information technology field increasingly are looking for students that not only have a degree but certain certifications in the technologies that are really driving the industry forward.“

Brad Smith,
Executive Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft

“As employers, we look for men and women who can do the job well and can do it effectively. WGU’s competency-based model means graduates have the skills and knowledge required for success in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”

Brian Standing
President, CenturyLink – West Region

“To anyone seeking a relevant degree in today’s modern, hectic world … WGU is the perfect model.”

Phyllis Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest
JPMorgan Chase (a WGU partner)

“What we need are people who are truly versatile, able to learn efficiently and effectively. ... Those are the kind of people [who] represent graduates of Western Governors University.”

John Steele
Senior Vice President of Human Relations
HCA Healthcare

“Employers in the information technology field increasingly are looking for students that not only have a degree but certain certifications in the technologies that are really driving the industry forward.“

Brad Smith,
Executive Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft

“As employers, we look for men and women who can do the job well and can do it effectively. WGU’s competency-based model means graduates have the skills and knowledge required for success in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”

Brian Standing
President, CenturyLink – West Region

“To anyone seeking a relevant degree in today’s modern, hectic world … WGU is the perfect model.”

Phyllis Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest
JPMorgan Chase (a WGU partner)