June 7, 2010 — To help University of Virginia employees explore how their education benefit can be used, Human Resources will host its second annual Educational Benefits Fair on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. If you've been thinking of pursuing a degree or just taking some classes, the fair provides an opportunity to explore your options.
The University provides every benefits-eligible employee access to an education benefit of $2,000 annually. The benefit applies to classes ranging from English as a Second Language to technical certificates to degree programs.
The fair will feature U.Va. and local and regional educational partners from area educational institutions.
U.Va. participants include Career Development Services, Summer Session Program, McIntire School of Commerce, Employee Development, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program and the Curry School's Higher Education Master's Program.
Other partners include Averett College, Charlottesville City Schools Adult Learning Center, Charlottesville-Albemarle Technical Education Center, Mary Baldwin College, Old Dominion University, Phoenix University and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
No pre-registration is required, and attendance with supervisor permission is considered time worked.