Bravo Starbucks!

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Earlier this week, Starbucks announced that they would help their “partners” (employees) complete their college education by covering tuition costs for those in their junior or senior years and partial tuition for freshmen and sophomores through Arizona State University’s online degree programs.

It’s a bold move by a Seattle-birthed and based company to retain employees. It’s also a strategic move that could potentially change how businesses help prepare workers for their career. Bravo Starbucks!

The New York Times’ Joe Nocera had an interesting piece Monday that put this all into perspective. And here’s another piece explaining the announcement from The Seattle Times.