UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following news featuring one of our partners.
ManpowerGroup announced it will offer the General Education Diploma (GED) program for free to eligible associates. In partnership with education provider Pearson, Manpower associates will have access to online GED preparation courses, practice tests, and personal coaching support from application through graduation, enabling them to earn their high school equivalency diploma within weeks. The GED program is an extension of ManpowerGroup’s MyPath offering, which helps people access jobs in growth sectors and develop in their careers through fast-track learning programs, on-the-job training, certification, and experience. Click here to learn more.
With this announcement, ManpowerGroup demonstrates its continued commitment to the upskilling movement. Last year, ManpowerGroup pledged to upskill 130,000 over five years, and the company’s MyPath program has been a featured entry in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers since its original release. Click here to learn more about high school completion/equivalency programs in our UpSkilling Playbook for Employers.
More Upskilling News from ManpowerGroup
- ManpowerGroup Signs Workforce Development Pledge to Upskill More than 130,000 U.S. Workers (July 2018)
- Manpower U.S. Offers Career-Focused Degrees, in Partnership with University of Phoenix, Helping People Learn In-Demand Skills for the Future of Work (September 2017)
- Manpower Introduces MyPath Program Which Includes No Cost College Degree Courses from Western International University for Associates with Ambitions to Move On and Move Up (May 2016)
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