At EMCOR, our goal is to ensure that all employees have an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential in an environment that is safe, respectful, and challenging. Through an industry-leading combination of benefits and programs, we believe that we positively contribute to the well-being of our employees and the communities in which they live and work. We also provide a wide range of educational and development opportunities, from degree assistance to mandatory annual harassment training.
One of EMCOR's core values is its commitment to its employees. This commitment is embodied in our competitive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability income, an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, 401(k) Savings Plans, and Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs. Together, these benefits help protect employees and their dependents, while giving them tax-advantaged ways to save for retirement and establish long-term financial security. This package of programs also contains options and flexibility in order to meet the unique needs of each individual in our diverse organization.
One of the ways in which EMCOR invests in the future of our youth is through the EMCOR Scholarship Program, which provides one-year scholarships to the children of full-time EMCOR employees when they begin their freshman year of college. The scholarship is renewable for three years, as long as the recipient demonstrates satisfactory academic performance and the recipient's parent remains actively employed at EMCOR. Since the program's inception in 2004, EMCOR has granted more than 200 scholarships. EMCOR intends to grant from 100 to 200 additional scholarships by the year 2016.
At EMCOR, we know that continuing education has a positive impact on our employees' contribution to our company. Under a program launched in 2008, we support our employees' educational efforts by reimbursing them for certain expenses associated with their efforts to continue their formal education at accredited institutions.
EMCOR's Learning Management System provides employees with online courses and a variety of interactive webinars. These programs enable employees to work more effectively with their coworkers, perform their responsibilities more successfully, and reduce stress levels. The program consists of more than 250 courses and, on average, serves more than 1,300 learners per month.
EMCOR supervisors and managers participate in the EMCOR Manager Certificate Program, which teaches participants key management skills, including effective interviewing and communication skills and workplace conflict management. The program consists of 20 classes taken over a 12–18 month period.