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McDonald’s Hawai’i Awards $26K in Employee Tuition Assistance

April 14, 2016, 8:11 AM HST
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MCdonalds pixabayIn the past year, McDonalds Restaurants of Hawai’i has awarded $26,000 in tuition assistance to employees who are a part of the Archways to Opportunity programs.

Archways to Opportunity is a set of programs that have been developed to support McDonald’s employees throughout the United States in pursuing their educational goals.

“McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i is committed to helping our employees unlock their potential and succeed,” said Ed Yamamura, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i owner/operator. “We are proud to support Archways to Opportunity as a way to provide educational opportunities that inspire confidence, create valuable skills, and enhance careers.”

The program provides help ranging from English-language skill building to earning a high school diploma and pursing a college degree.

“When I heard about English Under the Arches, I wanted to take advantage of the program to improve my English skills and become a better crew trainer and store manager,” said Alvin Dinio, McDonald’s of Nimitz general manager. “The program helped me be more proficient in my writing, improved my speaking skills, and helped me become more confident in public speaking.”

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In addition to the Archways to Opportunity program, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawai’i granted ten $2,500 scholarships last year to local employees as part of the Employee Scholarship Program.

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