Companies that invest in employee education reap multiple benefits - Atlanta Journal Constitution Many United Parcel Service leaders can boast that they started as part-time package handlers and moved up thanks to the Earn & Learn program that let them go to school while working. The program pays up to $3,000 a year in tuition reimbursement for part-time employees ($15,000 lifetime max) and $4,000 a year ($20,000 lifetime max) for part-time managers. It invested more than $15.5 million in the Earn & Learn program in 2011. A total of 16,665 UPS employees enrolled in educational institutions gained tuition assistance from UPS in 2011, said Susan Rosenberg, public relations manager. One unique education program is the company’s partnership with the commonwealth of Kentucky and five Kentucky colleges that has allowed nearly 10,000 Kentucky students to attend college for free while working part time at UPS Worldport, the company’s international air hub in Louisville, since 1998.