Archways to Opportunity®

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are committed to helping employees further their education and achieve their dreams.

To help individuals who work at a company-owned or independently franchised restaurant, we created Archways to Opportunity, a comprehensive education strategy with multiple programs that give people an opportunity to grow and learn – no matter where they are on their journey.

Programs are available to McDonald’s employees and the employees of participating independent franchisees. Here are just a few ways Archways to Opportunity can help employees on the path to success:

  • Improve English skills
  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Work toward a college degree
  • Get help making an education and career plan with advisors

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Since the launch in April 2015, we are proud to report that over 82,500 restaurant employees in the U.S. have enrolled in a program through Archways to Opportunity®. These numbers have exceeded our expectations and we’re working to do even more!