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Walgreen's Opens University Campus in Deerfield

Learning opportunities abound at the new Walgreen's University where employees can take advantage of more than 100 course offerings, some for college credit.

Walgreen's Opens University Campus in Deerfield

Deerfield-based Walgreen's has launched "Walgreen's U" to provide thousands of employees vast opportunities for professional growth.

A ribbon-cutting for the new campus, located at 6 Parkway North in Deerfield, was held Feb. 22.

The building, with technology-enhanced classrooms, a mock-drugstore and video-conferencing capabilities, will be the base of operations for employee educational programs offered online and in regional locations nationwide, reported Walgreen's in a press release.

More than 100 courses will be available through one of the few corporate training programs to offer college credit for certain classes, including pharmacy technician training and management and retail fundamentals.

"To meet our company goals, we need a workforce that learns and grows every day through opportunities available when, where and how each individual needs it," said Wilson-Thompson. " We aim to be the best in our industry for employee education and training, and among the best of all major American corporations.

Education providers to Walgreens University include Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, offering a customized MBA program; University of Maryland University College; Webster University; the University of Phoenix; and DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management.

Tuition discounts of 10-25 percent will be available to many Walgreens team members, and UMUC’s 25 percent discount will also be available to employee spouses and dependents. Team members will also have access to non-credit management courses offered online from Harvard Business Publishing, a subsidiary of Harvard University.

For more information, visit www.walgreens.com.

Information provided by Walgreen's.

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