If You Want a Free College Education, Work at Chrysler

A Jeep Cherokee in front of its factory

A college or graduate degree for all at Chrysler.

College is expensive. It’s the kind of expensive that has parents saving for their kids before those kids are even born. Even starting early, it can be tough to save enough to put your kids through school. Now, if you work at Chrysler, you have the chance at a free college education.

The company has teamed up with Strayer University to offer degree programs to all the employees at participating dealerships. You don’t need to pack up and move to Detroit and work in their corporate offices. This program is designed to target people at dealerships across the country.

It’s not just certain employees at certain levels, but all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat employees at dealerships taking part in the program. The roll-out starts in the southeast with plans for it to move across the country by the end of the year.

The idea is to help dealerships attract and retain talented employees. The opportunity for a free college education makes Chrysler dealerships more attractive than the other guys and offers those who might not be able to afford college a chance at that education.

Classes will be held both online and on-campus and will include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs. The range of programs means that it truly can help everyone, whether employees are looking to get that first degree or expand on one they’ve already earned.

The programs are designed with working people in mind with 24/7 access online and even credit for training and work experience to help get a degree faster. With the cost of college becoming too much for many people to manage, this new program offers yet another way for people to continue their education without going broke.

Nicole Wakelin contributes to The Boston Globe, CarGurus, BestRide, and Boldride, and she hosts her own blog, http://www.nicolewakelin.com, where... More about Nicole Wakelin