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A'levels now on the menu at McDonalds!


By Creative(54,965) Creative

Posted Monday, January 28, 2008
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McDonald's is one of the first employers to offer nationally recognized qualifications based on it's own job related training. See here.
 
The news article says: 
"It will offer a "basic shift manager" course, training staff in skills such as human resources and marketing. The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority said the company had been approved to develop courses up to the equivalent of A-level standard. "
 
This is a great move for those who left school without following a college route and despite having done comprehensive training on-the-job, have little afterwards to show for it in terms of recognized, transferable qualifications.
 
In jobs like McDonald's where the public perception is perhaps that the job is low paid with few prospects, the move towards equipping suitably trained staff with A'Level status will hopefully change that perception and give those hard working employee's a greater sense of self worth and achievement. Leaving school and heading straight for McDonald's has not been looked upon favorably, but now with the introduction of the A'Levels and other job based qualifications that will hopefully change.

The linked article goes on to say:

Skills Secretary John Denham said: "It is right that we recognize and accredit employers that have shown a commitment to training and developing their staff.
"This is an important step towards ending the old divisions between company training schemes and national qualifications, something that will benefit employees, employers and the country as a whole."
 
I could not agree more. Bravo and about time too!



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