OPM has reached agreements with three more educational institutions to become part of the Federal Academic Alliance, which provides federal employees access to bachelors’ and masters’ degree level courses at reduced rates.
The additions are: Florida Institute of Technology, Rosemont College and Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies or College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Office of Graduate Studies), bringing the number of participating institutions to 26.
The agreements provide reduced tuition rates and/or scholarships to federal employees; some of the agreements extend the benefits to spouses and dependents.
It said their programs “address some of the federal government’s mission-critical occupation skills in the areas of acquisition, human resources, financial auditing, economics, information technology with an emphasis on cybersecurity, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”
“An added benefit offered to federal agencies by the Alliance is the ability to customize programs and/or certificates to address their agency-specific skills gaps via cohorts as needed, and to work with the academic partners to receive academic advice and instructions to their workforce via webinars and/or in-person learning opportunities,” it said.
More information is at https://www.opm.gov/wiki/training/Federal-Governmentwide-Academic-Alliances.ashx