President’s Corner: Reflections, Gratitude and the Path Forward

It’s almost impossible to put into words what looking back on 2020 means.

This is typically a time of year for reflection and a time to look back and appreciate all that has impacted our lives— a chance to provide a vision into what might lie ahead in the year to come. Although we all have so much to be thankful for this year, there remains an uneasiness of what lies ahead. At GED Testing Service, our thoughts and our hearts remain with each of you and your families that have been impacted by COVID-19. We know that this pandemic has caused disruption for all of us, and our learners.

I want to thank you for your unwavering support of our learners through this challenging year. We know that you have been a source of motivation and encouragement, and even some needed consistency in the lives of those who need it most. We know our students have experienced and will continue to face some of the biggest impact from the pandemic including financial hardship. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed.

Our plan is to remain focused and continue to invest in giving our learners better options that make the test and credential more accessible and attainable, such as using our online proctoring platform offering. We are committed to working with each of you on what is needed to prepare, educate and support the learner in their journey to success. Our partnership with you is essential to what we do, and we will continue to welcome your recommendations and feedback as we work together.

As social injustice stays top of mind for GED Testing Service, I look back on 2020 as a year of bringing a long-awaited awareness with calls for needed change. As we reflect on the tragic events of racial injustice and related social unrest, we can acknowledge the problem and advocate for change. It’s important to be a strong voice, an advocate and a leader who can make changes that positively impact each of our Black learners. We all must be at the center of leading efforts for change and advocating for social justice and equity. By taking lessons from this past year, we can focus on being more aware, more empathetic and stronger in leading and supporting social justice efforts.

There is no time like the present for each of us to reflect, find gratitude and improve our path forward. I hope each of you find the courage and strength to embrace all that you are and what you bring to our learners. We at GED Testing Service are truly grateful for your unrelenting commitment to our learners. Your passion and purpose make each of us better.

I wish each of you and your families a safe and healthy Holiday season!

 

Vicki Greene, President of GED Testing Service

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