Employment and Jobs

Chick-fil-A Invests in Employee Scholarships

May 16, 2018  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.

Chick-fil-A employee holding a giant scholarship check.Chick-fil-A is awarding scholarships to more than 5,700 employees through its “Remarkable Futures” education initiative. The program allows students employed by the company’s local franchise Operators to receive up to $25,000 in scholarships that can be applied for any area of study at any accredited institution of their choice, including any two- or four-year colleges and universities, online programs or technical/vocational schools. There is no requirement of hours worked or length of service to qualify. In addition to $14.5 million in scholarships, all of Chick-fil-A’s 120,000 Team Members also have access to tuition discounts and other educational benefits at 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Click here to learn more.

We are delighted with Chick-fil-A’s decision and commend them for joining a growing list of companies committed to advancing the upskilling movement in 2018.

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.@ChickfilA is turning up the heat on opportunity. Learn how the restaurant chain is investing nearly $15 million in employee scholarships.

Can you say secret menu? @ChickfilA is serving workers a tasty dish: a free education.

“We want to provide Team Members with.. the best education to support their career aspirations – whatever they may be.” @rodney_bullard, Executive Director @ChickfilA Foundation.

 

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