Milgard Education Assistance Program Helps Team Member Achieve Two Degrees

“I bet on myself and beat all the odds,” says Crittenden, who for a time was a full-time student and a full-time member of the Milgard team while raising her 5-year-old daughter. years. “I am eternally grateful for all the support and encouragement along the way.”

Designed to help Milgard team members learn new skills, the Education Assistance Program covers up to $ 5,250 per year of university spending.

“Working at Milgard while graduating improved both experiences for me,” says Crittenden. “And since the program I was in was completely online, I was able to complete my classes with minimal impact on my work schedule. Make it happen.”

the supervisor of Crittenden, Paul kaufman, encouraged his schoolwork, knowing that Crittenden was learning valuable skills that would benefit him and Milgard.

“That’s the goal of the education assistance program,” says Kaufman. “We want motivated people who are ready to go back to school and use their classes to propel themselves forward. Katie was definitely in that category; I’m excited to see what she achieves next.”

Crittenden is now preparing for his CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management) exam. She wants to further her studies in supply chain management and continue to serve as a role model for her daughter.

“I started in Milgard right after he was born,” Crittenden says. “My decision to work at Milgard and pursue higher education was in large part because of her.”

Founded in 1958, Milgard Windows & Doors offers a complete line of vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners. Owned by MI, Milgard operates factories in California, Oregon and Washington. For more information visit

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