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Leading the Way: The Role of Companies in Educational Access

McDonald’s SVP, Chief Learning Officer, Rob Lauber, makes the case for business leaders investing in the ongoing education, training and career advancement for employees. Companies such as McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Hilton are leading the way in providing educational opportunities to their employees.

Since McDonald’s launched the Archways to Opportunity® program in April 2015, the company has seen a 238 percent increase in enrollment in year two. The program provides eligible U.S. employees at participating restaurants an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education advising services and take English as a Second Language courses.

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