Includes weekly salary, tuition benefits, monthly housing stipend
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2016) — UPS has expanded its education program to include a housing benefit to existing UPS tuition benefits for students in more than 100 Kentucky counties.
The UPS Kentucky LOOP (Living Options and Opportunities Path) program is available to students from outside the Louisville region who attend Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville, and work for UPS part-time, either at night in the Next Day Air operation, or during the day in the Second Day Air operation.
“UPS Kentucky LOOP is a tremendous opportunity for students across the state who are hungering for an education, but need assistance with housing to make it a reality,” UPS Airlines President Brendan Canavan said. “The program benefits UPS because we get motivated, engaged students to help support our operations.”
Employees receive a weekly salary, tuition benefits (either paid directly to JCTC or as a reimbursement, depending on shift) and a monthly housing stipend to live at The Bellamy, a student housing complex in Louisville. When living with a roommate, the stipend will cover the full cost of housing.
UPS Kentucky LOOP benefits are available to UPS employees hired after July 1, for up to 24 months for any associate degree, technical training or certification offered by JCTC. Students must be enrolled for at least six hours per semester, including summer, and sign a housing agreement with The Bellamy. The program is available to all Kentuckians with a valid residency in a county other than Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham, Spencer, Henry, Meade, Shelby and Trimble counties.
“At JCTC, we know life expenses can be one of the biggest obstacles to enrolling and staying in college” said Dr. Ty Handy, president of JCTC. “UPS is helping remove that barrier. This is a noble effort on the part of UPS to impact the lives of students across the commonwealth.”