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Hormel Foods to provide a college education to dependent children of team members through Inspired Pathways program

Hormel Foods announced this week that it is making a commitment to provide the opportunity of a college education to the dependent children of its team members through a program called Inspired Pathways.  The program will provide a free college education for the children at community colleges in the cities where Hormel currently conducts operations, and Jim Sheehan, Executive Vice President and CFO of Hormel Foods talked to KAUS News about when the origins of the program first started to take shape…

Sheehan went on to state that the program is designed to be inclusive of all dependent 

children of Hormel Foods team members and is not based on achievement of a certain test score or GPA…

Sheehan stated that additionally, the company will be creating community mentorship committees to provide resources to the students, including assistance with applications, and he added that the program will also work with students on internships and other career development opportunities….

The program will begin later this year with the first class beginning college in the 2021-2022 academic year.  The program follows the highly successful Hormel Foundation Austin Assurance Scholarship, which benefits all high school students who live in Austin. 


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