Dollywood Parks and Resorts has announced that they will pay for their employees education.
As of Feb. 24, all seasonal, part-time, and full-time employees at Dollywood Parks and Resorts can enroll in the program on their first day of employment.
The program will be through Herscend's Grow U, which has done work with Dolly Parton in the past. Employees can attend programs across 30 learning partners for 100 fully-funded diplomas, certificates, and degrees. Some options are things such as business administration and leadership, culinary, finance, technology and marketing. The company will also provide partial funding for 150 additional programs in fields including hospitality, engineering, human resources and art design.
"One of The Dollywood Foundation’s key tenets is to ‘learn more," said Eugene Naughton, President of The Dollywood Company. "This program is created with that very tenet in mind. We want our hosts to develop themselves through advanced learning to fulfill the foundation’s other tenets: care more, dream more, and be more. When our hosts strive to grow themselves, it makes our business and our community a truly better place. We care about our hosts’ development and we want their future to grow because of love — not loans."