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Hormel Foods to give Free Education to the children of its 16,000 Employees

 




Hormel Foods, a well-known company that has been selling pre-packed meat products for more than a century has announced to provide a free college education to all the children of its 16,000 employees based in the United States.

The program will begin in fall next year to help high school graduates enroll into their desired community college. It is not based on any specific achievement or GPA but the student has to graduate high school and meet the school's entry requirements. The program named "Inspired Pathways", the company hopes that the students who'll be taking advantage of the offer will be first-generation college students in their families.

Jim Snee, the company president and CEO, said in a statement, "When you think about how a college education can change lives and start a ripple effect that will be felt for generations, that’s the change-maker Hormel Foods wants to be”.

Our goal is that it costs us a lot; we want as many people to go as possible,” said Jim Sheehan, an executive vice president and CFO. He also affirmed that the company isn't just investing money in the program. The objective is to help many talented yet needy students get their deserved education and be able to stand on their toes. The company is making a large effort to make sure it becomes an ideal model for others, encouraging supervisors to reach out and help their employees by guiding through the process.

This is not the first time the Hormel Foundation is setting welfare programs for college students. The Hormel Foundation has offered a similar program the past couple years that allowed students from Austin, Minnesota, where the company is headquartered, to attend Riverland Community College free of charge.

"Inspired Pathways" is just the expansion of the highly successful Austin Assurance Scholarship to ensure the high school graduate of their employees a better future.

Austin Public Schools Superintendent David Kranz said the foundation’s program has been instrumental in getting students into college who might not have gone otherwise.

We know that for a fact,” he said.

Mentionable, Hormel Foods Corporation is an American company founded in 1891 in Austin, Minnesota, by George A. Hormel as George A. Hormel & Company. The company focuses on the packaging and selling of ham, Spam, sausage and other pork, chicken, beef and lamb products to consumers; by the 1980s, Hormel began offering a wider range of packaged and refrigerated foods. The company changed its name to Hormel Foods in 1993. Hormel serves 80 countries with brands such as Applegate, Columbus Craft Meats, Dinty Moore, Jennie-O and Skippy. On the other hand, The Hormel Foundation has been dedicated to support local organizations since 1941with a view to "Create a Change".

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