And indeed it is. A possibility to expand your knowledge as an hourly worker is an important thing. Especially when that possibility has been settled up-front by the company. It seems that Disney understood how important hourly workers are for them, as they keep order in amusement areas and can give their full potential to the big corporation.
With Disney Aspire launched, the educational program for hourly Cast Members and employees of The Walt Disney Company, over 80, 000 people now have the chance to get a university degree or other quality training offered by this project.
"We can't wait to see what paths our cast members take with Disney Aspire," the company said.
Disney announced an initial $50 million investment in this new and ongoing project. This means that they will cover 100 percent of the tuition up front, with all the needed materials and books.
Jayne Parker, senior executive vice president & chief HR officer for The Walt Disney Company, says that he wants to support
employees in their professional and personal career. The important thing is to give people an opportunity to express their needs, realize their ambitions, and follow their dreams.
He also says that the program is designed to be fully flexible – employees have all the freedom for their orientation, regardless of whether the programs they choose are somehow tied to their current role in Disney.