For a variety, of reasons— ranging from the vicissitudes of a tight labor market to a philosophical predisposition— some employers have chosen to make unusual commitments to provide significant education and training opportunities to their lower-wage workforce. Interestingly enough, this commitment rarely manifests itself in a direct focus on lower-wage workers.
Instead, one finds simply that lower-wage workers in these organizations do not get any unusual treatment. They typically do not receive more or less training than anyone else in the enterprise, but rather get the same access to educational opportunities that are available to all workers throughout the enterprise. This is, in itself, unusual, since most organizations provide disproportionately more training to workers with more education.