HR Management & Compliance

Give Your Employees Ongoing Learning Opportunities

JJiffy Lube® International uses Web-based courses, coaching, instructor-led courses, and computer-based simulation to provide ongoing learning opportunities for employees at its franchises across the country.

Web-based training courses are offered through Jiffy Lube University (JLU) for employees completing orientation and the certification process in 10 different areas, says Kenneth Barber, manager of learning and development for Jiffy Lube ( Web-based courses are “consistent, easily accessible, and useful when you have a lot of new employees coming through.”

Many ongoing learning opportunities are available through the JLU. For example, every 2 years, employees complete refresher training. “Employees are required to recertify within 2 years, or they lose their certification,” he says.

Optional training is also provided for interested employees, Barber says. That includes courses on Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint®, Outlook®, Excel®, communication skills, and business ethics—all available at no cost to franchisees and their employees.

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While employees are earning their certifications through the JLU, they also have the opportunity to earn college credits. Two years ago, the American Council on Education (ACE) evaluated the curriculum and determined that individuals who complete all 10 JLU certifications qualify for 7 semester hours of college credit, making Jiffy Lube one of only three franchise companies (along with Starbucks® and McDonalds®) to have earned this honor, Barber says. Through a partnership with the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), employees can also apply the seven ACE credits and take three business courses from UMUC to earn a business fundamentals certificate. Plus, they get a discounted tuition rate if they want to pursue a college degree.

Are you inspired by Jiffy Lube’s training program? Would you like to have your own version of the JLU for your employees? Do you need training content on ethics, sexual harassment, FMLA, ADA, and more?

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The Diversity library is an interactive training program with different modules for supervisors and employees. It features real-world scenarios and insightful commentary from a leading workplace expert and employment law attorney.

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