Sentara Partners with Guild on New Education and Skilling Program for Team Members

Sentara Healthcare announced a new employee educational assistance program provided in partnership with Guild. The new program provides accessible education and skilling opportunities to all Sentara full-time and part-time team members on day one of employment, creating new pathways for career development and helping to attract diverse talent.Sentara team members now have access to select fully-funded education programs including RN to BSN, college prep, and English language learning, in addition to more than 800 tuition assistance programs partially-funded by Sentara. These opportunities are available through Guild’s learning marketplace and help alleviate the out-of-pocket financial burden on team members with Sentara paying tuition up-front. Along with these new programs, Sentara has raised its tuition reimbursement funding amount to $5,250 annually.

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To support team members in their educational and professional development journeys, participants in a tuition assistance program have access to one-on-one coaching through Guild. Coaches are specifically trained to guide adult learners from program discovery all the way through course completion and graduation.“Our new education program empowers our colleagues to achieve their career aspirations and demonstrates our commitment to invest in our teams for the long-term,” said Justin Fulton, Vice President of Talent Management at Sentara. “Through our partnership with Guild, we’re able to provide accessible opportunities for advancement, simplify the very-next-step in our colleagues’ journeys, and support real-time coaching to achieve their goals.”“It’s with great excitement that we begin our partnership with Sentara, helping to support their team’s growth and development of the healthcare workforce in Virginia and North Carolina,” said Hanna Patterson, Vice President at Guild leading healthcare partnerships. “By eliminating financial and logistical barriers to development, Sentara is creating critical opportunities for their team and untapped talent in their communities.”

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