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Key benefits for your business

Retain Employees

90% of employees say they would stay at a company longer if the employer invested in helping them learn.*

Improve Engagement

41% reduction in absenteeism and a 17% increase in productivity in highly engaged business.**

Brilliant Results

$2.29 return on investment for every dollar spent on education benefits.***

What happens if I invest and they leave?

What happens if you don't and they stay? Maximizing existing tuition reimbursement, training, or even professional development budgets for education programs can help develop your talent while keeping employees longer - improving your new manager pipeline while minimizing your need to search for talent in a market with record low unemployment

$5,000-$10,000+ Average recruitment costs to replace an employee that leaves

Key benefits realized by employees

Skills attainment

Career path development




We invite you to learn more about the programs that can help transform your business

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Mike Karicher, Executive Vice President, HR,

Remington Hotels

Leslie Fisher, SVP of Human Resource and Training

Red Roof

"It doesn't matter if the individual works for a franchise or corporate property, unleashing our team's potential helps everyone succeed. investing in our people, beyond the traditional workplace development is the right thing to do."

"Accelerated Pathways helps fill a critical gap for parts of our workspace that traditional development programs don't serve very well. Helping our associates thrive in their jobs and careers is part of our brand. Don't let cost be a huge factor in considering these programs."

Programs that deliver


Mobile-First ESL and Literacy Course (Learn More)

Online GED Program 

Designed for the hardest to reach

Forward Thinking

Debt-free to low cost models

Coaching and advising support

Vocational skills building


Academic certificate programs in addition to Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees

Drive Business Growth through Education Benefits

The hotel industry has a legacy of opening opportunities to advance careers and achieve the American Dream. A key pillar of the AHLA’s current Hospitality is Working campaign is investing in our workforce.  

As an added benefit to AHLA members, the AHLA and Pearson Accelerated Pathways partnership helps you invest in your employees by providing additional on-the-job professional development opportunities. Eligible employees at participating hotel programs can pursue academic pathways from foundational skills to future-ready degrees.

*Source: LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report

**Source: The Right Culture: Not Just About Employee Satisfaction

***Source: Talent Investments Pay Off White Paper | Cigna Realizes Return on Investment from Tuition Benefits 

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To become an AHLA member, please contact the AHLA at

*“Debt-free” applies to individuals in the Pearson Accelerated Pathways program who would not need to take federal or private loans to pay for tuition, fees, books or course materials in connection with their enrollment in one of the eligible degree programs at designated Pearson partner schools. To qualify for the debt-free associate degree, students are required to:

  • Comply with all program terms, conditions and guidelines
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork
  • Submit all requested documentation relating to prior coursework and transcripts
  • Apply for all tuition assistance and/or reimbursement benefits from their employer
  • Comply with all terms and conditions for eligibility set forth in their employer’s benefits policies, including satisfaction of grade criteria for each course

Investing in your workforce

Pearson Accelerated Pathways meets employees at all levels

Learn how Red Roof partners with the AHLA, Pearson Accelerated Pathways, and its GED pathway to provide education opportunities for Red Roof employees.

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