Following in the footsteps of cross-town rival Ford
, which did the deed
back in June of this year, Chrysler
has just announced
that it will no longer be paying for the tuitions of white-collar non-union workers. The automaker will continue to pay for classes that its workers are currently enrolled in, but after that, the assistance will be gone. Also, if a worker has already had a specific class approved, Chrysler will still foot the bill. Although the automaker says it hopes to reinstate tuition reimbursement in the future, it'll likely take a major change in consumer's buying habits before that time comes. Detroit-area Universities are expected
to take the brunt of the impact on the higher-learning cuts, as the majority of the seats in the post-graduate courses are filled with workers from the Detroit 3.
[Sources: The Detroit News
, The Detroit Free Press