Updated October 26 at 11:26am

An educational helping hand

The Providence Business News Executive Poll is a weekly survey of 70 business leaders throughout the state, representing small and large companies in a variety of industries.

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PBN Executive Poll

An educational helping hand


Does your company offer tuition assistance or reimbursement for its employees?

• Yes – 45.2%

• No – 54.8%

Does the company require that supported course work be relevant to the employee’s job?

• Yes – 48.3%

• No – 51.7%

Do you think companies should help employees pay for their children’s higher education?

• Yes, it’s a good employee benefit – 20%

• No, that’s not their responsibility – 80%

Does your company currently offer financial assistance for any type of children’s education?

• Yes, in the form of scholarships – 10%

• Yes, in the form of tuition assistance or subsidized child care – 3.3%

• No – 86.7%


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