Why this Indian company is giving its employees paid time off to study
Poulomi DasNov 4, 2016, 03.36 PM
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One of them is their flagship Employee Scholar Program. This company-sponsored employee education program empowers employees to expand their knowledge in their current field, or learn new skills for a different career path. They are encouraed to obtain a degree in any field, whether or not it is related to their work duties.
"The idea is to promote the advancement and development of our employees through education — not just to help them in their current jobs but also to give them a chance to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow," stated Sebi Jospeh, President,
Under the program, every employee at Otis is eligible to take upto three hours of paid time to study every week. Moreover, the program also pays for their tuition, textbooks and any other academic fees. Employees have no restriction when it comes to the range of subjects or courses they want to pursue.
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In my opinion, the UTC Employee Scholar Program is not simply a program but an avenue that helps their employees to fulfil their goals. ”