McDonald’s managers offered free school credit towards degrees at UFV

New partnership allows work training courses to supplement classes in four programs

University of Fraser Valley students employed as managers for McDonald’s Canada can now get extra credit towards their university degrees from the training they received at work.

“UFV is excited to partner with McDonald’s Canada in offering a variety of pathways to students’ goals,” said Liana Thompson, director of continuing education at UFV.

If students complete the management training courses offered at the fast-food chain they can knock off some credits required for a bachelor’s of integrated studies, hospitality and event planning, management skills certificate or a general studies diploma.

“McDonald’s management training provides relevant knowledge and experience that aligns with the learning outcomes in these four UFV credentials. These programs are very flexible and attractive to students because they integrate career experience, professional training and academic study.”

The agreement is meant to allow working people to reduce the time needed to attain their secondary education.

“This is an incredibly important partnership and well-deserved recognition for people in management,” said Sid Johnson, local McDonald’s franchisee. “I’m so pleased that we can simultaneously offer exciting new opportunities for growth and education through amazing institutions like UFV.”

RELATED: Zero per cent unemployment for former UFV trades students: survey

RELATED: UFV convocation ceremonies celebrate more than 2,400 grads

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

SLIDESHOW: Chilliwack firefighters battle large blaze at Rosedale chicken barn Friday

Birds were saved but the buildings on Castleman Road were destroyed by fire

VIDEO: Chilliwack chicken barn destroyed by fire

Chickens saved from blaze as firefighters work to control large fire

Chilliwack Fair kicks off tonight with local talent

Todd Richard and Appaloosa to hit the stage for drive-in concert at fairgrounds

50-year-old time capsule unsealed at Abbotsford International Airport

Capsule sealed by former PM Pierre E. Trudeau in 1970, when event became ‘Canada’s National Airshow’

Firefighters bring Sts’ailes FSR fire under control

Blaze held at bay after burning 15 hectares of land

53 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths cap off week of high infection rates in B.C.

Roughly 1,500 people are self-isolating because they either have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

FURTHER UPDATE: Body removed from Maple Ridge hotel after large police presence

A large contingent of Mounties were at the Art Infiniti Hotel Friday afternoon and evening

VIDEO: U.S. Air Force pilot does fly-by for B.C. son amid COVID border separation

Sky-high father-son visit plays out over White Rock Pier

3 Vancouver police officers test positive for COVID after responding to large party

Union president says other officers are self-isolating due to possible exposure

New mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed: Canada’s top doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam made the recommendation during World Breastfeeding Awareness Week

Collapse of Nunavut ice shelf ‘like losing a good friend:’ glaciologist

The ice shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island has shrunk 43 per cent

PHOTOS: Moving day for 110-year-old Fraser Valley heritage house

Chilliwack heritage house makes 1.7-kilometre journey to new location

Plainclothes Abbotsford police officer deletes cellphone video after drawing gun on innocent man

‘They never asked me what I was doing there, strictly came out with guns, threatening to shoot me’

Most Read