Did you know that last year alone, students took the GED test in more than 85 countries in order to earn a credential and enter a college or university?To help celebrate the GED program internationally, GED Testing Service recently held a ceremony in Bangladesh to recognize international graduates and celebrate the global impact of the GED credential.
During the event held on April 8th in Dhaka, Bangladesh, GED Testing Service President Randy Trask and Vice President of the American Council of Education Brad Farnsworth, joined PIE International Education and Mentors’ Education in awarding more than 200 recent graduates their GED credentials. Also participating in the festivities were representatives from the Bangladesh Government and the U.S. Department of State.
International GED graduates use the credential almost exclusively for entry into local or international universities across the world. International GED graduates have also used the credential to be accepted into American Universities such as the University of Arizona, University of California, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and many others.
GED Testing Service has been actively working with international GED prep programs and test centers to provide the training and skills necessary to support a successful testing process for international students. In November 2017 we hosted the 2017 GED International Training & Business Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. During the conference we provided in-depth professional development workshops and information sessions about the updated GED test program.
As the international GED program continues to grow and mature we look forward to sharing student success stories that show how the GED test program is preparing learners around the world for the demands of postsecondary education.
Here are some photos from this year’s event:
—CT Turner, Senior Director of State Accounts & Government Relations for GED Testing Service