Teammates

Education That Works

The 2020 application period has closed.  Applications will be accepted in 2021 for fall enrollment.


“I am so thankful to have been chosen to be a part of this program.”
Manny Bendana, Sr. HR Associate, HR Service Center – 5 years at Atrium Health 

“I’ve always wanted to go to college, but I was unable. The Education that Works program has changed my whole life. With this opportunity I can achieve my goal of a career in Information Technology. This is an amazing opportunity that Atrium Health provides. If you can sign up, do it. You won’t regret it.“


What

The Atrium Health Education That Works (ETW) Program provides teammates with a path to earn a healthcare-related, Associate degree (a degree related to an Atrium Health position) with pre-paid tuition, books and fees up to $5,250 per year (three-year maximum).

Participating regional community colleges are:  

  1. Central Piedmont Community College
  2. Gaston College
  3. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
  4. South Piedmont Community College – New!
  5. Stanly Community College – New!

Participants will be expected to earn their associate degree within three years or less. Upon graduation, participants will be expected to work at Atrium Health for at least one year.

Education That Works (ETW) Eligibility Requirement

Atrium Health teammates must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Do not currently hold a college degree
  • Employed with Atrium Health for at least one year prior to completion of the ETW application
  • An overall score of meets expectations or above on the most recent annual Performance Review (visit PeopleLink, Performance to view most recent performance review score)
  • Annual income of $45,000 or less
  • Enroll in at least nine credit hours each semester, until completion of degree (some exceptions will be considered)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to apply for the Education That Works Program

  • Do not currently hold a college degree 
  • Employed with Atrium Health for at least one year prior to completion of the ETW application
  • An overall score of meets or exceeds on the most recent annual Performance Review (visit PeopleLink, Performance to view most recent performance review score)
  • Annual income of $45,000 or less
  • Enroll in at least nine credit hours each semester, until completion of degree (some exceptions will be considered)  

Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee. Twenty teammates will be selected.

For more information, see all Career Development Center Frequently Asked Questions.