Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Offers To Pay For Employees’ Tuition, Books

Employees of Dolly Parton‘s Dollywood will receive tuition fees and books for their education.

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood includes Dollywood’s Splash Country, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, Dollywood Cabins, and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show.

Herschend Enterprises, operating partner of Dollywood, will cover 100% of tuition, fees and books for any employee who is furthering their education, beginning February 24. The program will be available to all seasonal, part-time and full-time employees at Dollywood.

“We know when our hosts are happy and feel cared for that they are going to pass that along to our guests,” Eugene Naughton, president of The Dollywood Company, said in a statement. “The creation of the program allows another avenue for us to care for our hosts.”

“One of The Dollywood Foundation’s key tenets is to ‘learn more.’ This program is created with that very tenet in mind,” he continued. “We want our hosts to develop themselves through advanced learning to fulfill the foundation’s other tenets: care more, dream more, and be more. When our hosts strive to grow themselves, it makes our business and our community a truly better place.”

Herschend’s GROW U. offers more than 100 fully funded diploma, degree and certificate programs with 30 learning partners in areas including business administration and leadership, culinary, finance, technology and marketing.

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