Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale celebrated its one-year anniversary of offering free education to its employees through the company’s Upward Academy Online.
The company announced it was partnering with the University of Arkansas to offer an additional six degree programs as part of Tyson Foods’ educational program. The Upward Academy is run through a four-year, $60 million partnership with the online company Guild.
The UA addition will offer degree paths that include supply chain management, business and human resources management.
“The University of Arkansas is proud to partner with Tyson Foods and Guild to provide transformative, career-enhancing educational opportunities to Tyson team members in Arkansas and across the nation," UA Chancellor Charles Robinson said. “We love to see students of all educational paths shine, and this is just one way we can empower working professionals to reach their career goals.”
Tyson Foods said more than 2,800 employees are enrolled in online degree programs at 35 universities, colleges and or training providers.
“We’re investing in the future of our team members and providing the tools and resources they need to be successful, both personally and professionally,” Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King said. “Whether they’re learning a new language, earning a college degree or gaining skills to help build their career, this program is helping our team members thrive.”