Since 2015, Church’s Chicken’s Stride for Success program, offered through a collaboration with Penn Foster, has enabled employees to earn their high school diploma online, providing a path toward advancement and career success. By allowing employees the opportunity to complete their high school diploma requirements, Church’s Chicken provides a clearly marked path to a stable future with the company. Not only assisting employees in reaching their goals, Stride for Success and similar corporate learning programs empower those enrolled and can ease the burden of the high turnover rates the food industry is known for.
“At Church’s Chicken, you really can be anything you want to be,” says Jasmine Grayer, a graduate of the program who was recently promoted to Restaurant Manager, “My coworkers and I have been given the chance to create meaningful careers ourselves.”
Read the full article below to see how a clear and direct opportunity for education and advancement will build a pipeline of management talent, while inspiring company pride and loyalty.