Disney Announces New Education Benefit For Employees; Valencia College to Offer New Program

The Walt Disney Company recently launched a new education benefit program called Disney Aspire.  The comprehensive program will enable more than 80,000 hourly employees in the United States to take courses,  earn a degree, a high school diploma or learn a vocational skill.

Disney said employees can take online courses and also will be eligible for in-person classes — at Valencia College as well as other schools — in the next phase, beginning in January 2019.

The program will be administered through Denver-based Guild Education, which also handles a tuition program for Walmart employees.

Disney full-time and part-time hourly employees must be with Disney for more than 90 days for their school costs to be paid.

Click here to read more about the Disney Aspire program.