Frequently Asked Questions.
Are you looking to upskill your employees to capitalize on new opportunities? Is your organization committed to closing its skills gap through learning but is searching for the right learning experience for your people? Are you looking for a scalable solution to create real communities of learning within your organization that connect your employees’ performance, learning and development to your firm’s core values?
As one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher education, WGU has over 300,000 students and alumni employed in virtually every industry across the country. We work with over 300 major organizations and can help guide your approach to learning and development, ensuring your investment is measurably increasing employee performance, engagement and productivity.
Frequently Asked Questions.
For more than 20 years, WGU has focused on unlocking opportunities and removing barriers to quality, access and outcomes across the education-to-opportunity lifecycle. WGU is known for its flexible learning architecture, learning support systems and job-relevant curriculum, all of which provide a better experience for working learners. Because our programs are designed around the realities experienced by a “21st century learner,” in which work, family obligations, and life events are in constant motion, employees together with their employers see higher levels of satisfaction and better outcomes in their learning and development goals.
WGU’s offerings create pathways to opportunities for all employees – from frontline employees to senior leaders. Our college-readiness programs prepare employees academically, socially and emotionally to enter or re-enter postsecondary learning. Our advanced graduate programs are geared to seasoned leaders.
Our approach is built on the concept of stackability – the ability of credentials to build on each other as part of a career-long learning loop. Stackable credentials allow a learner’s education to accumulate incremental value along the learning journey, improving access to both upskilling and reskilling opportunities.
At WGU, we design programs that are scalable, industry relevant, and flexible with little out-of-pocket cost to employees that allow them to focus on their immediate job responsibilities while also pursuing their program.
Our approach involves an initial assessment of your organization’s learning and workforce development objectives coupled with the identification of needed career development pathways and the associated WGU programs supporting these pathways.
We have an experienced team of advisors dedicated to helping your employees find the right program for their professional goals as well as program specialists providing implementation, internal communication, and reporting and monitoring support to your organization’s learning and development division.
As digital transformation continues to accelerate the pace of change across virtually all industries, investing in the learning and development of employees is becoming a universal business imperative. An organization’s future growth potential, customer experience, service quality, and ability to innovate and thrive are now more than ever inseparably tied to the pace by which executives close the skills gap among their workforce though upskilling and reskilling.
For this reason, WGU works with organizations that span the private and non-profit spectrum – from large retailers to large school districts, from multi-state health care systems to large community college systems, from local government to key financial institutions.
Here are a few of the organizations we work with:
Retail (Kroger, Best Buy); Health Care (HCA Healthcare, Sentara, University of Vermont Health Network, Providence Health & Service); Airlines (Alaska Airlines, JetBlue); State & Local Government (City of Dayton, City of Memphis, Las Vegas, State of Texas); Finance & Insurance (Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Farmers Insurance, First Merchants Bank); Community Colleges & Systems (California Community College System, Ivy Tech Community College, Kentucky Community & Technical College System ); School Districts (Cincinnati Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools)
Our online programs and low cost make us a perfect partner in helping your people rise to the next level. The WGU Partnerships team will work with your organization to create a customized partnership that helps you achieve your unique goals.