A national McDonald’s education program called Archways to Opportunity is giving local workers like Caitlin Button a supersized new start at life.
The program has three parts to it– helping employees learn English-language skills, earn a high school diploma and receive tuition assistance for two or four-year college degrees.
To qualify for the benefit, an employee must be at McDonald’s for at least 90 days, working 15 hours a week.
“The Archways program provides students with tuition assistance to fully pay for courses offered at CCV toward completion of an associate’s degree. In all different ways actually, this program aligns perfectly in creating accessible, affordable education for students right here in our communities,” said Jarod Waite, the assistant regional director at CCV in Winooski and St. Albans.