Disney Aspire Introduces Johnson & Wales University to Program

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Johnson & Wales culinary education program joins Disney Aspire

More than 13,000 Disney employees are currently enrolled in the Aspire program, The Walt Disney Company’s education investment and career development program. It pays 100% tuition and includes a large and growing number of educational providers. The latest university to partner with Disney in this way is Johnson & Wales University. Now, Disney employees can get a culinary degree completely online, paid for by The Walt Disney Company!

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Disney Aspire facilitates part-time and full-time U.S. employees in completing their schooling as working adults. It offers substantial postgraduate assistance to assist employees in their career choices, whether they choose to remain at Disney or not.

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Johnson & Wales University is the only accredited institution in the United States that offers a complete online culinary program. They utilize a unique multimedia environment. They are also the first institution with a single emphasis on culinary arts to join Disney Aspire. Elite chefs have worked to create an innovative curriculum that challenges students to keep up with a fast-paced work field. Johnson & Wales, they have done so for 50 years.

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Chris Trout, vice president of learning and development at The Walt Disney Company had this to say about the partnership: “Much like Disney, Johnson & Wales is committed to being cutting-edge, staying on top of trends, and ensuring what their students learn today are things they can put into practice tomorrow” (Disney).

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts boast over 600 food and beverage locations in the U.S. alone. This partnership can only make sense as The Walt Disney Company foresees considerable opportunities in its culinary programs over the next few years.

A few of the ways in which Disney Aspire facilitates education are by covering 100% of the tuition as well as reimbursing for required books and fees, delivering an enhanced degree catalog aligning with predicted work trends, and providing individual coaching through Guild, and postgraduate support. To learn more about Disney Aspire, visit Aspire.Disney.com.

Photo courtesy of Disney

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