You read that right. McDonald’s is offering college credits to managerial trainees. There are more benefits to working at the Golden Arches than free fries and McFlurries.
McDonald’s Canada has struck a mighty-fine agreement with Colleges Ontario that’ll benefit current and future employees. Workers training to become managers can receive first-year course credits towards a college business diploma at any of Ontario’s 24 public colleges. The new program is meant to inspire millennials and young workers to continue their education and work towards something that will really benefit them in the future.
Don’t think this is an easy way out, though. The training program can take up to 3-years and typically includes 40 or 50-hour work weeks – about two weeks of classes on top of hands-on training within restaurants. Hard work makes the dream work!
After successfully completing the program, trainees have the choice of going to college full-time, part-time, or online. McDonald’s Canada estimates the new program can translate into tuition savings of up to $4,500.
The multi-billion dollar fast food chain is voted one of Canada’s top 50 employers year-after-year, and with programs like this, it’s easy to see why.