Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado Partners with Guild: Now Offering Tuition-Free Education Benefits to Employees

Children's Hospital Colorado | May 03, 2022

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) announced a partnership with Guild to provide comprehensive, accessible education opportunities to team members.

“Here, our team members are our most important asset,” said Betsy Rodriguez, Chief Human Resources Officer for Children’s Colorado. “This new benefit is an additional way we’re fulfilling our promise to team members by investing in them and supporting their individual potential. It’s so much more than an education benefit program – it’s a chance for growth, advancement and discovery for everyone at every level. We aspire to be a place where people can begin a job and are supported to grow a career.”

Children’s Colorado to fund team member education

As of April 26, benefits-eligible team members employed by Children’s Colorado have access to tuition-free learning through Guild’s more than 75 programs from more than 25 learning providers, making it the first pediatric hospital system to offer these benefits to employees. Programs include undergraduate and graduate degree options, as well as high school completion, college prep, English language learning and certificates. Additionally, team members will have access to more than 200 additional programs within Guild’s learning marketplace that Children’s Colorado will fund up to $5,250 per year.

Education opportunities tailored for working adults

The catalog of programs is tailored for and aligned with Children’s Colorado’s mission and vision. Focus areas include healthcare, business, technology, psychology, hospitality and more. Children’s Colorado team members can reach their full potential through education opportunities specifically created for working adults with pathways for career advancement.

Team members already participating

In just over a week since the new benefit launched, nearly 25% of eligible team members created an account and began exploring possibilities for educational advancement. Some are looking to take courses that will prepare them to apply for college for the first time while others are mapping out advanced degree programs.

First pediatric hospital system to offer debt-free education

“All of us at Guild are honored to partner with Children’s Hospital Colorado to help create career advancement for healthcare workers,” said Rachel Romer Carlson, CEO of Guild. “As the first pediatric hospital system to offer debt-free education to its team, Children’s Colorado is leading the way and fostering the future workforce of healthcare providers to care for the children in our Colorado communities. It's also an honor for those of us at Guild – as a Denver-based company with hundreds of families in town – to have the chance to give back to a hospital that supports us."

Guild partnership increases investment in career advancement and quality of care

As a social impact company, Guild partners with America’s most innovative employers to reskill their workforce for career advancement through its payments and technology platform, curated learning marketplace, and advanced education and career services.

“This is one more way we are investing in what makes our hospital different for our patients and their families: our people,” Rodriguez said.

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