The holidays are the season for giving, but the McBee family – Mark, Janise and Sam, McDonald’s Owner/Operators, and Gabrielle McBee, Human Resources Director for the McBee’s organization – show appreciation for their employees year round with an invaluable gift – education. To the benefit of their employees, the McBees utilize the McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity program. Archways facilitates educational reimbursements for McDonald’s employees – helping them finish their high school educations and move on to college, and even work toward graduate degrees.
With Archways, McDonald’s hopes to lead the fast food industry in promoting workforce education. Not only does educating employees help support business operations, but it also ensures employee success and advancement – leading to healthy and sustaining communities to own businesses in.
The McBee-owned restaurants have helped 12 employees in their Brockton restaurant alone receive money towards their college tuition – a total educational reimbursement of more than $10,000.
“Our employees have truly taken advantage of our Archways to Opportunity education reimbursement plan, and we’re so thrilled to help reward them for their hard work at our restaurants,” said Gabrielle McBee. “We will continue encouraging others to apply for this program, helping them through the process, and ensuring they know we are here to support their dreams.”
The McBee family’s restaurants are located throughout Cape Cod and other towns in Massachusetts. Their overall goal in utilizing Archways to Opportunity is to encourage crew members to pursue their college dreams and aspirations. Archways programs include online high school courses, English language courses, educational advising and college-level coursework.
For more information about Archways to Opportunity, visit: http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/corporate_careers/training_and_development/hamburger_university/archwaystoopportunity.html