The GEDWorks program recently celebrated over 4,000 graduates earning their credential since the start of the program in 2015.
What started as a pilot program with four employers has grown to include over 40 employers across the country helping their workers earn a GED credential at no cost.
We recently had two new employers join the GEDWorks family—Ashby Ponds and UCare began offering the benefit in 2019. Ashby Ponds, a continuing care retirement community located in Ashburn, Virginia, is offering the GEDWorks benefit to employees. UCare, an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health coverage in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is offering the GEDWorks benefit to members in 15 select counties.
GEDWorks students are 81% more likely to earn their diplomas than students who are pursuing a GED credential on their own. Participants are given access to a personal advisor, online GED study materials, practice tests, connections to local adult education programs and free GED tests.
Our current GEDWorks partners represent various industries including food service, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, media and transportation. Some of these employers include: Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Sheetz, Texas Department of Transportation, Benchmark Electronics, UGN, Solid Comfort, Total Wine & More, Bell’s Brewery and Southeastern Grocers (BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harvey’s and Winn-Dixie).
A complete list of GEDWorks employers and graduate success stories can be found at GEDWorks.com.