Ash Grove Cement Co., a CRH Company, has partnered with Zovio, an education technology services company, to provide debt-free educational opportunities to its employees.

Through this partnership, employees at Ash Grove can obtain associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Ashford University, an online university. Ash Grove’s tuition assistance benefit, coupled with Ashford’s Full Tuition Grant, provides these students with the opportunity to avoid student loans or incur any out of pocket expenses for their education.

“One of Ash Grove’s core principles is to be the employer of choice by attracting, developing and retaining talented employees,” said Darcy Pugh, employment and compensation manager at Ash Grove Cement. “Our partnership with Zovio and Ashford University provides our employees with access to education to gain the right skill sets needed to advance into management positions. We also see this program as a great tool to attract new talent.”

“We are excited to partner with Ash Grove,” said Michael Rolnick, senior vice president of education partnerships at Zovio. “They have a strong culture and tradition of employee support, and we look forward to being a part of that as we welcome them into the Zovio family.”

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