Washington State Endorses Lifelong Learning Benefit for Workers

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has signed a bill into law creating the Lifelong Learning Program. This program encourages workers to continue their education with assistance from their employer. The program legally defines Lifelong Learning Accounts (LiLAs) as savings accounts funded through matching employer-employee contributions and dedicated to covering the education costs of the participating employee.

“Washington State Endorses Lifelong Learning Benefit for Workers.” GrowSeattle Office of Economic Development, Daily Digest. 19 March 2012. http://seattle.gov/economicdevelopment/oed_daily_digest1.htm