Would you like fries with that high school credit?

U.K. students to get credit for working at McDonald’s
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/06/2008

A McJob in the United Kingdom could start to pay off in more ways than one for some high school students.

The British government recently announced that McDonald’s employees trained in skills needed to run the fast food outlets can get credit toward their high school diplomas, however, it will be up to colleges and universities to decide whether or not to accept the corporate qualifications.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, a government education regulator, gave McDonald’s and two other large companies the power to award advanced high-school qualification equivalencies as a plan to improve young people’s skills.