McDonald's and South Louisiana Community College are partnering to give employees financial help to pay for college.
McDonald's employees at MacLaff, Inc. restaurants will be given the opportunity to utilize the Archways to Opportunity program to help pay for college. Employees are now able to access an additional $500 per semester from SLCC, for up to four semesters.
The Archways to Opportunity education program will allocate $150 million over five years, opening the doors for employees to pursue their education and career.
“This helps make dreams come true for so many of our crew,” said E.J. Krampe, CEO for MacLaff, Inc., an owner/operator of 45 McDonald’s restaurants in the Acadiana and Baton Rouge area, encompassing 15 parishes.
Eligible crew members employed for 90 days have access to a maximum of $2,500 a year, and eligible managers receive up to $3,000 per year.
The tuition program is available to all of McDonald's employees in the U.S.
According to a release, since its launch in 2015, the Archways to Opportunity has increased access to education for more that 24,000 people and awarded over $21 million in high school and college tuition assistance. Graduates have received college degrees in Business Administration, Human Resources, Communications, Account Microbiology and more.