WEST JEFFERSON — Recently, two employees at the local McDonald’s of West Jefferson received checks totaling over $1,700 to apply toward their college tuition.
“Jordan Ashe and Alex Rosales have been employees at our McDonald’s since high school. Both are exemplary employees, working over 20 hours a week with us, while attending college to pursue their dreams,” said Don Moore, local Owner/Operator of the West Jefferson McDonald’s.
“At McDonald’s, one of the values which guides our decisions every day, is our commitment to our employees. We are committed to helping our people further their education, and achieve their dreams. Whether an employee is looking to finish their high school diploma, master the English language, or earn their college degree, we can help them accomplish that, with our employee benefits and education programs.”
To help eligible McDonald’s employees continue their education, the Moores offer multiple programs that give their employees an opportunity to grow and learn. Programs offered at no cost to their employees include:
– Improving English skills, for employees for whom English is a second language
– Earning a high school diploma
– Working toward a college degree with tax-free tuition payments every year until completion
– Educational advising services to map out individual education plans for success
Moore continues, “Working at our McDonald’s restaurant is more than just a paycheck – it’s an opportunity to build a successful future. MaryAnne and I are committed to our employees and their dreams. Whether an employee wants to grow along the McDonald’s career path as I did — starting out as crew, and now owning the restaurant — or whether that employee dreams of other career paths, we want to help them grow and succeed.”